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scylla

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  1. scylla

    Hot pics of Jimmy

    I think that's the incident in 1973, where it was put about that he'd caught it in a fence at LA airport whilst greeting fans. Although if I remember correctly, Morgana Welch in Hollywood Diaries claims that this was a lie and it actually happened when she and some fellow groupies threw him in the pool on the Riot House roof.
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    That looks like a painting... isn't it? Do we know who it's by?
  3. He should head for Bishop's Avenue, natural home of those with a hell of a lot of money and no taste at all.
  4. I just voted (picking one from every album though you don't have to - I bet most people did likewise) and looked at the results, and I think they're just weirdly skewed by the fact that people don't like the later albums nearly as much as the first six, and so practically everyone who voted in the Presence category has gone for ALS - and the same sort of thing with Coda and ITTOD. Whereas with the albums that have more good songs, votes are more spread out. It's the only explanation for so many of the weaker songs from the last three albums being so high up the list. A way better way to find out what really are the world's favourite Zep songs would be to have respondents pick ten, with 10 points for their very favourite, 9 for the next etc., and no restrictions on how many you can have from one album.
  5. In the end, she didn't: "The band were very unhappy when I left Swan Song. When I said I was leaving, it was incomprehensible to them. It was like the Mafia. I wanted to go to work for Rockpile and Elvis Costello and Stiff Records, because that was cool. " "Jimmy made Janine's life miserable. He was out of control, insane" - Sam Aizer.
  6. Definitely - and ditto the other time he used the same phrase: "one that won't fly away".
  7. http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/mansion-attacks-how-do-the-superhomes-of-robbie-williams-and-jimmy-page-measure-up-9982472.html So I see - £2000, unbelievable. What seems even more unbelievable is that the Tower House sold for £75,000 in 1970 and then for £350,000 just two years later - is that possible?
  8. It might have been bought by Winner's father, but it was originally commissioned by artist Luke Fildes in the 1870s. It's not as significant as the Tower House (which has one of the most important interiors in London), but it's a historic building which shouldn't be mucked about with any more than it already has been.
  9. Oh, be fair - looks to me like there's a fair few jealous old men.
  10. IV, because you've got to start somewhere and I went "Aha, Stairway To Heaven, people say that's good". I'd never heard it, and wasn't instantly sure what all the fuss was about. It's still not one of my very favourites, though it's pretty great. But When The Levee Breaks was instant blow-your-socks-off, start-a-new-obsession stuff.
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    Is this the poet referenced in today's OTD? Jimmy goes public with his lady friend...sort of, possibly...
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    From Michael Palin's diaries (20 Sept 1983): "I am tempted by a phone call from Ray Cooper to attend the first of a two-night concert in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, in which many great rock stars of the '60's, all friends of Ronnie Lane who has MS, will be appearing, including Ray C. […] even Ray is upstaged by the extraordinary appearance of Jimmy Page, who weaves his way around the stage like a man who has been frozen in the last stages of drunkenness, before actually falling over. He sways, reels, totters, bends, but still manages to play superbly. The others look on anxiously and Ray tells me at the end that Page isn't well. And he lives in Aleister Crowley's house.”
  13. So Jimmy says on today's entry that Jackie DeShannon wrote the Searchers' "Needles and Pins"; I had it in my head that it was something to do with Sonny Bono and sure enough Wikipedia says it was Sonny Bono and Jack Nitzsche although DeShannon was the first to record it - who's right? I'm presuming Wikipedia... I wonder if Jackie told Jimmy that or if it's just a faulty memory? He's right about "When You Walk In The Room" though - I had no idea. That's a classic! What are the (other) best DeShannon songs?
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