Jimmy Page

English guitarist (born 1944)

James Patrick Page OBE (born 9 January 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England) is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London. From 1966 to 1968 he was a member of The Yardbirds. After that band ended Page went on to form the band Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page at the Echo music awards 2013
Jimmy Page at the Echo music awards 2013
Background information
Birth nameJames Patrick Page
Also known as
  • Jimmy
  • Pagey
  • Charles Obscure
  • S. Flavius Mercurius
Born (1944-01-09) 9 January 1944 (age 80)
Heston, Middlesex, England
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1957–present

Allmusic describes Page as "one of the most influential guitarists in rock history". In 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Page #9 in its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, Page owned the Boleskine House. Earlier, the house had belonged to occultist Aleister Crowley.[1] Page was interested in the magic that Crowley used.

Along with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Page is often considered one of the greatest riff writers of all time.

Jimmy Page has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The first time was in 1992 as a member of The Yardbirds. He was inducted again in 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin.


  1. Kelbie, Paul (19 April 2009). "For sale on Loch Ness: Aleister Crowley's centre of dark sorcery". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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