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Jimmy Page to give a talk on his photo autobiography on November 3 in NYC

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I guess the experience during this time was great, but things you can only tolerate when you're a lot younger. Not sure if I could do this now.

Good time last night and good luck to all at the BnN event tomorrow!!!

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Come on down. The line is long but it isn't 250 yet

Cool I'm on the train now, should be getting to u sq in about an hour. Hopefully it doesn't build up too much by then!

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I'm glad everything went well and you all had fun. Did you meet up with rosiet, too, Deb?

But I have some questions so I know what to expect for the L.A. show. If anyone can kindly answer I would be grateful.

1. Did you receive your book/poster/gift bag as you entered the theatre or after the Q & A?

2. Were audience members allowed to ask questions during the discussion or only Jeff Koons? If audience was allowed, were they pre-selected or was it whomever raised their hand?

3. Were you allowed any time with Jimmy as he handstamped the books...either to shake his hand or say a brief hello as you filed by?

4. I'm assuming he wasn't signing any photos or records but were they allowing people to give him cards and/or gifts?

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Strider, I think there are two different discussions taking place on this thread, one was a talk (no book stamping) at the 92nd Street Y on Monday night and one was a book stamping that took place at Barnes and Noble tonight (Wednesday).

You can listen to this for those that missed it :-)

http://92yondemand.org/jimmy-page-jeff-koons/

Just watched this. It made me happy to see him in such great spirits -- and funny, too. I wasn't impressed by Koons (the off-the-wall nonspecific questions annoyed me), but it could have been worse, and I liked that Koons hammered home the point about going on tour. The enthusiastic audience response to JP's supposed tour plans contrasted with the polite applause when he mentioned the remasters (this was after Koons said he and everyone wants to hear something new from JP and JP said that he agreed but felt the remasters were important, etc.) was so telling.

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^^^

Wait a minute...I thought people who attended the Y event also got the book? On the LA event page it says your ticket price includes a stamped book and event poster.

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^^Hi Stargroves!

Really great to have spent time together with a few members:-)

I am having issues with my photos. I actually got two photos of Jimmy and I will try to post them, but seeing the interview is way better:-) Here is the program they gave us.

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Strider- like ST said, no books. They handed out cards during the event and you could write your questions then they picked them up..as you can tell only a couple made it. We did not get to meet up with Rosiet, but we did meet up with a few FBO people at an Irish Pub after the event.

Also, Jimmy was spotted later that night at Pagani Restaurant/289 Bleecker St. talking with the Chef but I have not seen any photos posted. It was in the NY Post - sightings section:-) He went to eat at a great Italian Restaurant...we went to a Pub :party:

Edited by Deborah J

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I'm glad everything went well and you all had fun. Did you meet up with rosiet, too, Deb?

But I have some questions so I know what to expect for the L.A. show. If anyone can kindly answer I would be grateful.

1. Did you receive your book/poster/gift bag as you entered the theatre or after the Q & A?

2. Were audience members allowed to ask questions during the discussion or only Jeff Koons? If audience was allowed, were they pre-selected or was it whomever raised their hand?

3. Were you allowed any time with Jimmy as he handstamped the books...either to shake his hand or say a brief hello as you filed by?

4. I'm assuming he wasn't signing any photos or records but were they allowing people to give him cards and/or gifts?

Hello strider! I attended both the conversation and the book signing at B&N. Aside from the Q&A (in which audience members participated by submitting handwritten questions during the first half of the sho), I did not get to interract with Jimmy at the Jeff Koons conversation, and I did not purchase or receive any merchandise there.

At the book signing however, I bought the book prior to the session and received a poster and lanyard afterwards. I did get to have a 25 second conversation with him, which is pretty great considering the fact that there were 250 people in line! He was not able to stamp any of my memorabilia other than the book, but he did notice me carrying a Yardbirds record and complimented it! He's' a very kind and patient guy and he shook everybody's hand twice (before stamping and afterward.) I had someone take a photo of our interaction from offstage, because they banned us from using phones or cameras while meeting him.

I'm not sure if your event will follow the same layout as the one I attended, but I hope your experience is every bit as unforgettable! Cheers!

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Hello strider! I attended both the conversation and the book signing at B&N. Aside from the Q&A (in which audience members participated by submitting handwritten questions during the first half of the sho), I did not get to interract with Jimmy at the Jeff Koons conversation, and I did not purchase or receive any merchandise there.

At the book signing however, I bought the book prior to the session and received a poster and lanyard afterwards. I did get to have a 25 second conversation with him, which is pretty great considering the fact that there were 250 people in line! He was not able to stamp any of my memorabilia other than the book, but he did notice me carrying a Yardbirds record and complimented it! He's' a very kind and patient guy and he shook everybody's hand twice (before stamping and afterward.) I had someone take a photo of our interaction from offstage, because they banned us from using phones or cameras while meeting him.

I'm not sure if your event will follow the same layout as the one I attended, but I hope your experience is every bit as unforgettable! Cheers!

Very cool experience with Jimmy and something you'll cherish for the rest of your life! Many thanks for sharing this with us!

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I attended both the 92Y and Barnes & Noble events. The highlight of the Jeff Koons interview was he asked about piece of artwork showing in Mr. Page's Thames Boathouse. It was a piece I was trying to find the artist. It was an amusing story where a young Mr. Page thought he had found an original Burne-Jones.

I had a wonderful time meeting fellow forum members, Deborah J, Stargroves Tangie, Super Dave, Scarlet McCaw, & Miguelre.

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I attended both the 92Y and Barnes & Noble events. The highlight of the Jeff Koons interview was he asked about piece of artwork showing in Mr. Page's Thames Boathouse. It was a piece I was trying to find the artist. It was an amusing story where a young Mr. Page thought he had found an original Burne-Jones.

I had a wonderful time meeting fellow forum members, Deborah J, Stargroves Tangie, Super Dave, Scarlet McCaw, & Miguelre.

It was fun hanging out with you too!

Sorry I did not get to meet the others.

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Hi Scarlet, truly sorry we missed you. We had a blast! Hopefully an event will happen in the future and we can do something like this again. To have a face to put with a name is great. Led Zeppelin fans are the coolest :peace:

This is now up on you tube

Jimmy Page On His Spectacular Life and Career, Interviewed by Jeff Koons

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We really did have a great time. Here is an article from the Dave Lewis-Tight But Loose fanzine- By Larry. It was great to meet him and to see Brian... and everyone else. Met up with Larry and Brain at around 10AM Monday. Led Zeppelin Fans are the best!!!

STILL A YOUNG MAN:

An on the spot report from from long time TBL correspondent Larry Bergmann Jr:

Jimmy Page in New York November 3rd, 2014

It was a great pleasure to travel up to New York last weekend with my buddy Brian Knapp to spend a couple of days hanging out in advance of the main event on Monday evening November 3, which was of course the appearance of Jimmy Page in the Kaufman Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y at Lexington Avenue.

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The pre-Jimmy highlight of the trip was our pilgrimage to 96 and 98 St. Marks Place in the East Village, which of course is the site of the world famous “Physical Graffiti” building. Neither of us had seen this in person before and it’s difficult to describe the thrill it was for the two Zepheads as they stood at the foot of this icon. We were able to chat with a couple of residents as they exited the building and they confirmed the obvious hunch that people stand outside of this place gawking and taking photos of it on a constant basis. Not that we were doing that, of course…

It was also fun to visit the Physical GraffiTea shop located at the bottom of 96, the proprietor obviously having a way with words, not to mention no little marketing savvy! We spoke with Claudia, who was running the shop that day, and she kindly answered all of our questions and provided some helpful walking tips for us as we prepared to traverse the Village. And it appears that one day in the not too distant past, a Mr. R. Plant may have been feeling some nostalgia for the old Graffiti home, as he had been there and wound up dropping into the tea shop! There’s a terrific photo therein of the owner, her daughter and Mr. R. Plant.

The following day was spent watching football, which isn’t worth talking about as Brian’s Baltimore Ravens were throttled by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and my Washington Redskins performed their usual pratfall, this week to the Minnesota Vikings. Maybe Mr. Plant might have appreciated the latter result…

So Monday was the big day. We were able to meet up with some great Zeppelin folks at a pub around the corner from the venue before and after the Page event. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Steve “The Lemon” Sauer; one of the great Led Zeppelin fans, Deborah J from the forums over at ledzeppelin.com (she saw Zeppelin in New Orleans 1973 and Baton Rouge 1975), as well as Vicky (she survived Tampa 1977); Steve Zukowsky, guitarist for the terrific west coast tribute band Zeppelin USA; Nech, the originator of the seminal For Badge Holders Only mailing list; and two kind southern ladies with the Zep spirit, Beth and Lennie.

The event itself was just great. The venue was at capacity and Jimmy was questioned by contemporary American artist Jeff Koons. I’ve since seen Koons taking some heat on the internet for getting one or two trainspotter’s details wrong, but in all honesty I thought he did a pretty good job. He’s not a journalist, and that may have been a blessing. His conversational style with Jimmy was excellent, and I thought that, coupled with the possibility that Jimmy was relating to him as a fellow artist and not a member of the media, made for one of the more relaxing conversations I’ve ever seen anyone engage in with Jimmy. He was on top form throughout, and I wound up feeling that this was a perfect interview format for Mr. Page.

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In keeping with the promotional schedule for the new mass-market release ofJimmy Page by Jimmy Page, the chat was based off a series of images from the book that were shown on a screen which was suspended over the stage. Koons chose the images, remarked on them, and then let Jimmy respond however he liked. And there were some great moments. One of my favorites came right off the bat, inspired by the first image in the book, a young Jimmy serving as a choir boy in church. Jimmy spoke about that a bit, and then mentioned getting into skiffle. Koons followed that up by asking Jimmy about the TV appearance he made on the famous Huw Weldon clip.

“It was very embarrassing,” said Page. “When you’ve had a whole lifetime in music, there are certain things that come up and haunt you. And that is one of them. Because I can see this precocious kid really trying hard, as nervous as anything in front of the cameras, beaming whatever is being done into everybody’s homes… I was quite a shy kid, I’m still quite a shy person, I’m sort of quite introverted…so under that sort of scrutiny all manner of things were said, and mistakes were probably played as I carried on through it, but it’s got a charm about it.”

Page also spoke of working on the session for the theme to the classic James Bond film Goldfinger, arranged by the master film score specialist John Barry, and featuring the unforgettable vocal by Shirley Bassey, who famously collapsed from over-exertion at the end of the take that wound up on record. “I was just a kid going ‘My God!'”, said Page.

He did a nice job describing some of the frustrations of the final period of The Yardbirds, and their being forced to record singles that had nothing to do with what the group was really all about. When talking about Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, which Koons was a big fan of, Page revealed that he had had his eye on doing the song with The Yardbirds if they had stayed together. Somehow, I don’t think it would have quite been the same…

He made a wonderful comment about his plan as his little group was recording the first Led Zeppelin album. He envisioned a “guitar tour de force, but not at the expense of the other musicians.” He complimented his bandmates as “master musicians”. Jimmy was quite expansive on the early days of the band, and their rehearsals at his house at Pangbourne. He really enjoyed his home there in a bucolic section of the River Thames, recalling his boat launch and taking his boat out onto the river in the evening, perhaps in the company of a young lady friend. “I had a really good lifestyle,” he laughed. “Eligible bachelor, you know?” Again, Page was very open and relaxed in this conversation.

Koons chose the overhead shot of Page playing the acoustic at Olympic Studios in 1969, and Page said that after discovering La La, which appeared on the companion disc of the recent Led Zeppelin II re-release, he now realizes that this photo is from that session (the vital clue for him is the organ that is located to his left in the image), which was a very nice revelation.

There were some great exchanges on the peak era of Led Zeppelin. Koons brought up the stage costumes. Page said it was all part of the energy the group was generating, and that the long shows of the time were “not an endurance test, it was exhilarating.” The famous Jack Daniels shot by Neal Preston was flashed onscreen to much reaction from the crowd, and Jimmy laughed and called it a “homeopathic remedy”. He pointed out the differences between the dragon suit (black) and the “poppy” suit (white).

One of his good feelings about the Celebration Day show/film is that it sort of acts as a redressing of the balance after the Live Aid and Atlantic Records Birthday disasters of the 80s. He spent some time chatting about the Unledded project.

At the end, there were a few audience questions, including one about how he became involved with using the theremin. Page gave a terrific, detailed response. He talked in some detail about producing and mixing. Koons asked a good question about the tape “bleed through” effects on some of the early Zeppelin, and Page gave another detailed answer on what he termed as “ghosting”.

Then, finally, came the inevitable “2015 question”, and Page answered it, and, well, one can hear the response of this intimate theatre on the interview itself. And at the end, he laughed and said, “I’m still a young man!”.

And on this wonderful evening in the company of the great James Patrick Page, my guess is that many in the audience felt a little bit younger as well.

Larry M. Bergmann, Jr.

http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tbl-news/tbl-38-out-on-the-streets-jimmy-page-in-new-york-led-zep-iv-and-houses-chart-stats-and-more-feedbackrobert-pre-gig-meetdl-diary-update/

Edited by Deborah J

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A great article, Deborah J, you can tell by his writing that it was a special night for everyone! I enjoyed watching the streaming interview, can't even imagine being there in the room!!! And, congrats on a great shout out to you by Larry!!! :)

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The start of the Jeff Koons interview, first couple of minutes, was awkward as hell. It gets better but initially both Jimmy and Jeff

were lost.

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Here's a mystery - Jimmy Page, at this point in his life, is so well spoken, so intelligent, and so detailed about minute facts

regarding his past. The guy is worldly and a statesman. I cannot understand for the life of me why he hasn't picked up a guitar

or some musical instrument over the years and created more masterpieces. I just don't get it.

Listening to him speak these days is such a pleasure, and yet what he does best - play the guitar - is totally non-existent.

I thought the same thing after seeing "it Might Get Loud"....such a genius and nothing new to show for it.

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I hope one day to hear his musical ideas from travelling the Asian continent, Thailand, Japan, Tibet,

Egypt, Morocco, The British Isles, South America, Mexico, and of course The Crossroads.

Now that would be more exciting than any re-mastering of his former glories!

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