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SteveAJones

Jimmy Page Shopping in Nishi-Shinjuko, Tokyo (1/27/08)

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The day before his press conference at Tokyo's Park Hyatt Hotel to promote Mothership, Jimmy visited two of the bootleg cd and dvds shops in Nishi-Shinjuku (west side of Tokyo):

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Well, that gives a fair insight into what it must be like to live your life in a bubble!

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Clips from a Japanese Television show called "Can you speak English?"

Guitarists Marty Friedman and Rolly Teranishi interview Jimmy Page.

Filmed January 31, 2008.

Broadcast February 25, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCybsU4stAE&feature=related

Great video Steve. Thanks. One of the oddest interviews I've seen with Jimmy. Better yet, from an obsessed fan.

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I think it was originally posted in the Led Zeppelin FAQ that the guitarist in the band Cinnamon had a Andy Manson Acoustic Tripleneck. I've never seen a picture of it though.

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any pics of him visiting like..........walmart for some toilet paper and toothpaste?

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any pics of him visiting like..........walmart for some toilet paper and toothpaste?

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Some time ago I posted candid photos of him shopping on Kensington High Street but they were subsequently removed to respect his privacy.

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It took a fair bit of sleuthing but I've confirmed the locations of both video clips:

Video Clip #1:

Recorded: January 27, 2008

Location: Blind Faith Import and Used CD Gallery (Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)

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Video clip #2:

Recorded: January 27, 2008

Location: Airs Music Video (Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)

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Great photos Steve. The first store had quite an extensive amount of LZ shows.

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Great photos Steve. The first store had quite an extensive amount of LZ shows.

Yes, Blind Faith is my favorite among the ten or so independent music stores I have found in the Nishi-Shinjuku district. The owner told me Jimmy has come in to shop there five times! Unsure if he meant thru the years or just during that stay in Tokyo (January 2008) but I hope to get clarification on the details. I also hope to post more photos soon of Jimmy shopping in other stores within the district. I've already taken the photos I just need to find the time to post them.

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Yes, Blind Faith is my favorite among the ten or so independent music stores I have found in the Nishi-Shinjuku district. The owner told me Jimmy has come in to shop there five times! Unsure if he meant thru the years or just during that stay in Tokyo (January 2008) but I hope to get clarification on the details. I also hope to post more photos soon of Jimmy shopping in other stores within the district. I've already taken the photos I just need to find the time to post them.

Thanks Steve. Certainly looking forward to more of these photos!

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Thanks for sharing, Steve.

R B)

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Hey Steve.

Do you happen to have this elsewhere?

Thanks!

I can get a copy from the taper, if that's what you mean. I was in the bootleg district again tonight. I picked up about 30 titles. Typhoon conditions are forecasted for this weekend so I'll just hunker down at home and listen to concert recordings. Listening to a Coverdale/Page soundcheck from Yoyogi Olympic Pool (1993) at the moment.

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I can get a copy from the taper, if that's what you mean. I was in the bootleg district again tonight. I picked up about 30 titles. Typhoon conditions are forecasted for this weekend so I'll just hunker down at home and listen to concert recordings. Listening to a Coverdale/Page soundcheck from Yoyogi Olympic Pool (1993) at the moment.

It's just that the link no longer exists and you know, I kinda, sorta, maybe have somewhat murky feelings toward Mr Page. Seeing the interview might be a nice experience for me.

Good luck with the weather. At least having to stay indoors will keep you out of trouble... maybe.wink.gif

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Another Led Zeppelin.com Forum Exclusive! These photos have never appeared online until now.

Jimmy Page at Shinjuku Records in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Saturday, February 25, 2002

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Jimmy Page poses for a photograph with the store owner

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Jimmy Page prepares to sign a large b&w Led Zeppelin poster for the store owners

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Jimmy Page poses for a photograph with two beautiful Japanese fans in the store

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Shinjuku Records (August 20, 2011) Photo Credit: Steve A. Jones

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Very cool.

Thanks for sharing, Steve. :)

R B)

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Yes, Blind Faith is my favorite among the ten or so independent music stores I have found in the Nishi-Shinjuku district. The owner told me Jimmy has come in to shop there five times! Unsure if he meant thru the years or just during that stay in Tokyo (January 2008) but I hope to get clarification on the details. I also hope to post more photos soon of Jimmy shopping in other stores within the district. I've already taken the photos I just need to find the time to post them.

...thank you SAJ; beautiful and Warm presentation of Japanese Culture in these photos...........

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Another Led Zeppelin.com Forum Exclusive! This photo has never been published or appeared online until now.

Jimmy Page at Airs Music DVD in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

March 2004

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Yes, Blind Faith is my favorite among the ten or so independent music stores I have found in the Nishi-Shinjuku district. The owner told me Jimmy has come in to shop there five times! Unsure if he meant thru the years or just during that stay in Tokyo (January 2008) but I hope to get clarification on the details. I also hope to post more photos soon of Jimmy shopping in other stores within the district. I've already taken the photos I just need to find the time to post them.

With you on that one, Steve. I visited a few bootleg stores in that area, and Blind Faith seemed to be the best of the bunch.

I've scored a few Zep and Who CDs from them (and of course the Knebworth 79 DVDs).

I remember walking in the first time; seeing that wall of Led Zep bootlegs, and having to resist the child-in-a-sweetshop urge....

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These photos have never appeared online until now.

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Jimmy Page & Robert Plant at a train station while on their Japanese Tour in February 1996

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Photo on the left: Robert Plant signing autographs in Tokyo during the Page/Plant Japanese Tour, February 1996.

Photo on the right: Robert Plant signing autographs in front of Iko Iko (now known as Blind Faith) within the Nishi-Shinjuku (Tokyo) bootleg district during the Page/Plant Japanese Tour, February 1996.


Scans courtesy Steve A. Jones Archive

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