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swandown

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  1. The BBC says the show's debut episode was on a Sunday, and this link indicates that the show aired on Sundays. It does seem like 1957 was a more logical airdate (considering how young Jimmy looks, and considering the fact that "Mama Don't Allow" had been a hit song in the spring of 1957), but I guess time moved more slowly back then.
  2. Great find, great interview. This is fascinating on several levels, and may even re-write Jimmy's history to a certain extent: - he refers to himself as a session guitarist as if it's already become his full-time job (but the common story is that Jimmy didn't become a full-time session man until late 1963). - he says he's been doing sessions for 18 months, which would correspond to December 1961 (almost a year before the Jet Harris "Diamonds" session). - he indicates that he still plays with Neil Christian (by most accounts, he left that band in 1962).
  3. He was John Paul Jones' employer for several years.
  4. There is a partial list of Jimmy's session work on his website, although it contains numerous errors: http://www.jimmypage.com/discography/sessions
  5. On my copy of Truth, Beck admits to stealing the "Ain't Superstitious" riff from Howlin' Wolf, but justifies it by claiming "but he doesn't mind because I asked him". I'm not sure if I'd call that "doing the right thing". Besides that, the song borrows significantly from Willie Dixon's song of the same name ( ), yet it's credited to Beck/Stewart. Hmmm.
  6. It was first released on the 2003 re-issue of Little Games, but the sound quality was horrible. Then, in 2011 it was released on the Radio Tymes compilation with very good sound quality. Later in 2011 it was included on the Glimpses boxed set, with the same sound quality as the Radio Tymes CD.
  7. Is it the same as this version? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkrDMmtQJFc
  8. I believe Wikipedia is confused by the fact that the song was written by a "Jim Page" (no relation to Jimmy).
  9. It was rehearsed for the first album, with Jimmy playing pedal steel guitar. No confirmation that it was ever recorded.
  10. Here is the track, released in early 1969. There is a faction of Led Zeppelin fans who believe that this song was John Paul Jones' inspiration for the "Black Dog" riff. (Although I personally think Jones got it from )
  11. Why does it matter if she's female and fifty? Interesting that you weren't bothered by those words...
  12. http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/11823-jimmy-pages-burn-up
  13. Yes he's being sarcastic. Robert and Jimmy aren't going to return your calls. But if you are serious and you want a semi-realistic method to someday play with Robert Plant, then I suggest that you join a band in Austin, Texas, and then hope that one day Robert visits whatever club you're playing and then decides to hop onstage with you.
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