Jimmy Page’s Birthday – January 9, 1944 (69 years old)
Posted 1/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Jimmy Page’s Birthday – January 9, 1944 (69 years old)

 

Conversation starters

  • Happy Birthday to Jimmy Page! In your opinion, what song features his best solo?
  • Jimmy Page celebrates a birthday today! Your favorite Led Zeppelin album is…?
  • Happy Birthday to Jimmy Page! Where does this master of the axe rate on your list of best rock guitarists of all time?

 

Fast Facts

  • Jimmy once bought a house near the famed Loch Ness in Scotland that had previously been owned by eminent Satanist Aleister Crowley (who also was the inspiration for Ozzy Osbourne’s song Mr. Crowley)
  • In addition to Led Zeppelin and the Yardbirds, Jimmy had gigs with The Who, The Rolling Stones, and the Kinks
  • On-stage, Jimmy sometimes played his guitar like a violin, using a bow on his strings
  • Jimmy collaborated with hip-hop artist Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs on the song Come With Me for the 1998 Godzilla movie soundtrack which featured his trademark riffs from Kashmir
  • The string-heavy track Kashmir from the 1975 Led Zeppelin album Physical Graffiti has been covered by quartets and orchestras including the Vitamin String Quartet, Bond, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Jimmy shared the stage with famous British rockers Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck as a member of The Yardbirds. Beck left shortly after Jimmy signed on, however
  • Jimmy was the first musician to be honored on the British Walk of Fame in 2004
  • Queen Elizabeth II dubbed Jimmy an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for his humanitarian work with impoverished Brazilian children starting in 1994

 

Personal Info

  • Dated Charlotte Martin from 1970 the early 80s; together they have a daughter, Scarlet Page
  • Married to Patricia Ecker from 1986 – 1995; they have a son named James Patrick Page III
  • Married Jimena Gomez-Paratcha while on the No Quarter tour; they have two children: Zofia Jade and Ashen Josan. Page also adopted Paratcha’s daughter, Jana
  • Page was known for his interest in the occult, which related to his famous Zoso symbol
  • Page became addicted to heroin in the mid-70s; he kicked the habit in the 80s after it began to affect his guitar playing and health, he kicked the habit

Awards

Billboard 200 (Albums Ranked #1):

  • Led Zeppelin II (1969)
  • Led Zeppelin III (1970)
  • Houses of the Holy (1973)
  • Physical Graffiti (1975)
  • Presence (1976)
  • In Through the Out Door (1979)

 

RIAA (Diamond Status – sold more than 10 Million Copies):

  • Led Zeppelin IV (1971),
  • Led Zeppelin II (1969)
  • Houses of the Holy (1973)
  • Physical Graffiti (1975)

 

Discography

Yardbirds (with Page):

  • Little Games – 1967
  • Live Yardbirds - 1971

 

Led Zeppelin:

  • Led Zeppelin – 1969
  • Led Zeppelin II – 1969
  • Led Zeppelin III – 1970
  • Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
  • Houses of the Holy – 1973
  • Physical Graffiti – 1975
  • Presence – 1976
  • The Song Remains the Same – 1976
  • In Through the Out Door – 1979
  • Coda – 1982

 

Solo

  • Whatever Happened to Jugula? – 1985
  • The Firm – 1985
  • Mean Business – 1986
  • Outrider – 1988
  • Coverdale and Page – 1993
  • Walking into Clarksdale – 1998

 

Clips

 

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Sources

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