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Jimmy Page @ 53rd International Achievement Summit, September 13-15, 2019


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September 13 to 15, 2019, the American Academy of Achievement returned to New York City to celebrate the 53rd annual International Achievement Summit

The American Academy of Achievement invited men and women of exceptional accomplishment to share their wisdom and experience with over 80 outstanding young scholars, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants in New York City at the 53rd International Achievement Summit, September 13-15, 2019.


Among the new and returning members of the Academy were ten recipients of the Nobel Prize, nine recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, two Justices of the United States Supreme Court, and seven members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Summit Host Chairman Catherine B. Reynolds, Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, and musical theatre composer and 2019 guest of honor Andrew Lloyd Webber at the introductory dinner of the International Achievement Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel.


Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh began his address by joking, “When I was invited, I said I would only come if I could follow Pitbull.” The Justice spoke warmly of teachers and mentors who had the greatest influence on him.  As a recent law school graduate, Kavanaugh clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, and he praised Justice Kennedy’s deep learning as well as his example of unfailing civility on the bench.


Jimmy Page, guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin, Summit Host Chairman Catherine B. Reynolds, and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh at the Banquet of the Golden Plate gala during the International Achievement Summit.


Four legendary singer-songwriters and musicians: Judy Collins, Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, and Jimmy Page enjoy a rare private tour of Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, the first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated in its entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


Jimmy Page addressing American Academy of Achievement members and special guests in front of a display of his 1975 dragon-embroidered costume and 1971 Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck. Page donated seven guitars, his stage outfits and equipment to the Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sunday evening, Academy members gathered at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Jimmy Page guided members on a tour of the exhibition Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll. The exhibition included some of the most iconic instruments of modern music, such as those played by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.  Academy honoree Buddy Guy enjoyed seeing the vintage Fender Telecaster that was the primary instrument of his old friend and bandmate, the late blues innovator Muddy Waters.  Jimmy Page lent several instruments to the exhibition from his own collection, including the two Les Paul guitars he played on his classic Led Zeppelin albums.  One guitar, stolen from him in 1970, disappeared for 45 years before it was recovered in 2015.



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7 hours ago, badgeholder said:

Wow, great pics. Jimmy's gotta get Kavanaugh in his corner in case the Stairway lawsuit goes to the supreme court, ain't that right Jimmy, haha. Buddy Guy and Jimmy, nice! Would have been so cool to listen to Jimmy talking about his dragon suit

So true, Jimmy ain't no damn fool!

and Page wearing BLUE!!! For once in a long time, he is wearing a nice color and he looks great in that suit!

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