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Moddey Dhoo

Is Page an only child?

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Does Jimmy Page have any brothers or sisters? Was his parents wealthy? Did his folks put him through college?

Just some things I never knew.

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Just now, Moddey Dhoo said:

Does Jimmy Page have any brothers or sisters? Was his parents wealthy? Did his folks put him through college?

Just some things I never knew.

Check out the Wikipedia entry on Jimmy Page for the answers to most of your questions.  From what I've read, Page left school at 16 to pursue his musical career.  He later attended art school for about a year or so.   Not many British rockers from Page's generation attended university but, lots of them attended art school: John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood, Chris McVie and Freddie Mercury all come to mind.  

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No. Jimmy is a only child-Born to James Patrick Page Sr. & Patricia Gaffi-??? Hence James Patrick.

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I couldn't tell you if his parents were rich but when he was starting as a studio musician his dad helped him buy his black beauty custom. at the time they were priced around $520 (including the case and bigsby) in the u.s. so adjusting for inflation, raised price since it was imported, and the dollar to pound exchange rate it probably cost somewhere around  $600-$700 so that would be around $4000 - $5000 today give or take, maybe more.

I would imagine if they could spend that much on a guitar they were living comfortably. 

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Obviously I don't know but I think that the Page's were definitely "middle" middle class.  I also think that was a very good living in England at that time, after the destruction and devastation that England endured during the second World War. 

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Yeah I tried a number of times with the 'search' function on
the forum with the topic of this thead. Sighh...damn it.

Am I crazy for thinking  Jimmy's mom remarried and had
a child in a second marriage - giving Jimmy a half sister? I
have no clue where I believe I read this though..
:wacko:

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1 hour ago, KellyGirl said:

Am I crazy for thinking  Jimmy's mom remarried and had
a child in a second marriage - giving Jimmy a half sister? I
have no clue where I believe I read this though..
:wacko:

In Barney Hoskyns' book Jimmy is quoted confirming his parents' divorced. Jimmy's father remarried, consequently Jimmy has a half-sister named Karen Page Errington. If you go to Scarlet Page's Photography page on Facebook (Go to Photos, then 2012, 2nd photo from the left), there is a photograph where Ms Page Errington comments on one of Scarlet's photos. On KPE's own Facebook page, in 2013 she displayed a photograph of her late father - James Page. Condolence posts and her comment of 6 July 2013 established she and Jimmy Page are half-brother and sister. I have some additional photos KPE has shared but I'm not sharing them on any public forums. If memory serves correct, she also has a step-brother named Darren Roberts.

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^^^ Thanks Steve;  The more I learn..

So it was  Jimmy's dad who had another child. Makes sense. I didn't take
into consideration that Jimmy's mom might have been past childbearing
age after their divorce.

 

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3 hours ago, KellyGirl said:

Yeah I tried a number of times with the 'search' function on
the forum with the topic of this thead. 

 Yeah, me too, I was afraid to start a new thread, oh well, glad I did. Good information.

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20 hours ago, jasonlovesvids said:

Does anyone know what year his parents split?

Not off the top of my head, however I recall Karen Page Errington auctioned off some items personalized and autographed by Jimmy Page, and one of them was an Over Europe 1980 sweater (official tour merchandise). "To Karen, Rock On, Jimmy Page". So it would seem his parents had divorced prior to 1980, but again don't quote me on that. You could probably ask Karen. She'd know for certain.

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On 2/12/2017 at 6:30 AM, SteveAJones said:

Not off the top of my head, however I recall Karen Page Errington auctioned off some items personalized and autographed by Jimmy Page, and one of them was an Over Europe 1980 sweater (official tour merchandise). "To Karen, Rock On, Jimmy Page". So it would seem his parents had divorced prior to 1980, but again don't quote me on that. You could probably ask Karen. She'd know for certain.

I see lots of people who claim the last name of Page, so having Page in a name doesn't mean much.  I find it odd that Jimmy Page would have autographed a 1980 tour sweater so impersonally if it was his half sister.  Maybe she picked the sweater up elsewhere.  But of course you and others may have more info that would verify Errington as actually a half-sister instead of a poser.  

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On 1/14/2016 at 0:55 PM, SteveAJones said:

In Barney Hoskyns' book Jimmy is quoted confirming his parents' divorced. Jimmy's father remarried, consequently Jimmy has a half-sister named Karen Page Errington. If you go to Scarlet Page's Photography page on Facebook (Go to Photos, then 2012, 2nd photo from the left), there is a photograph where Ms Page Errington comments on one of Scarlet's photos. On KPE's own Facebook page, in 2013 she displayed a photograph of her late father - James Page. Condolence posts and her comment of 6 July 2013 established she and Jimmy Page are half-brother and sister. I have some additional photos KPE has shared but I'm not sharing them on any public forums. If memory serves correct, she also has a step-brother named Darren Roberts.

Can you confirm that the attached picture Karen has on her fb page is truly Mr. Page.  I saved it from Karen's page.

20170604_214357.png

Edited by Lady zeppelin

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Slightly OT, but the discussion here of JP's parents, shows up that urban myth that he is one quarter Chinese / Japanese as the nonsense that it is. Amazing how many people on the 'net repeat "Page is part-Chinese" as if it's fact rather than complete cobblers.

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17 hours ago, Lady zeppelin said:

Can you confirm that the attached picture Karen has on her fb page is truly Mr. Page.  I saved it from Karen's page.

20170604_214357.png

THAT absolutely is James Patrick Page (Jimmy's father). She has some others that I recall, and all one need to do is compare them to the shot of Jimmy and his father at Knebworth Festival 1979 to see there is no question about it.

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On 6/6/2017 at 7:29 AM, SteveAJones said:

THAT absolutely is James Patrick Page (Jimmy's father). She has some others that I recall, and all one need to do is compare them to the shot of Jimmy and his father at Knebworth Festival 1979 to see there is no question about it.

Do you know what year it was taken? It's a few years before Knebworth. 

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3 hours ago, Lady zeppelin said:

Do you know what year it was taken? It's a few years before Knebworth. 

Perhaps 1977 or early 1978. I don't know for certain but Karen might.

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