Jimmy Page

  • Birth Name: James Patrick Page
  • Birth Place: Heston, Middlesex, England
  • Profession: Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
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Fast Facts

  • Taught himself to play the guitar at age 13 after being inspired by the Elvis Presley song "Baby, Let's Play House."
  • Performed guitar on a British TV talent show at age 14.
  • Joined first proper band, Neil Christian and the Crusaders, in the early 1960s. 
  • Served as a session musician in the 1960s and was used by such music artists as the Kinks, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Them and Donovan.
  • In 1966, joined the rock collective the Yardbirds, initially playing bass before sharing guitar duties with bandmate Jeff Beck.
  • Assembled the pioneering hard-rock juggernaut Led Zeppelin in 1968. The group ascended as one of the most successful and influential bands until its 1980 breakup in the wake of drummer John Bonham's death.
  • Helped define the hard-rock guitar sound, but the versatile musician also touches on various music genres, including folk, rockabilly, psychedelia, blues, funk and country.
  • In 1982, composed and performed the film soundtrack for Death Wish II.
  • Partnered with Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers to form the band the Firm in 1984.
  • Established the charities ABC Trust and Casa Jimmy, which help underprivileged children in Brazil.

Awards

  • 1998, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner

Relationships

  • Patricia Ecker — Ex-wife
  • Jimena Gomez-Paratcha Page — Wife
  • Zofia Jade — Daughter
  • Ashen Josan — Son
  • Jana — Stepdaughter
  • Charlotte Martin — Ex-significant Other
  • Scarlet Page — Daughter
  • James Patrick Page — Son

College

  • Attended Sutton Art College, Surrey, England

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  • Birth Name: James Patrick Page
  • Birth Place: Heston, Middlesex, England
  • Profession: Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer