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Jimmy Page to perform at closing ceremony of Beijing Olympics

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Those are beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

That 'dress' thingy she started out in was horrible! IMHO of course! And no really good face on shots of JP but, I'm sure some will be forthcoming...he looked to totally happy! I love to see him happy and enthusiastic like this! I'm sure it's a forebearer of good things to come....good times ahead for Zep fans... :D

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I've watched the performance a couple more times now..thanks for the YouTube links!...and I still love it. I would love to hear a really cracking audio version, I bet it would sound amazing.

And the OK!Mag shots are fab, thanks for posting :)

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That 'dress' thingy she started out in was horrible! IMHO of course! And no really good face on shots of JP but, I'm sure some will be forthcoming...he looked to totally happy! I love to see him happy and enthusiastic like this! I'm sure it's a forebearer of good things to come....good times ahead for Zep fans... :D

To be honest, the first time I viewed the pics and vids, I barely noticed her "dress thingy".

Yes, Jimmy did look quite happy and enthusiastic! Like you, I am optimistic that all this means good times ahead for many of us. :D;)

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That 'dress' thingy she started out in was horrible! IMHO of course! And no really good face on shots of JP but, I'm sure some will be forthcoming...he looked to totally happy! I love to see him happy and enthusiastic like this! I'm sure it's a forebearer of good things to come....good times ahead for Zep fans... :D

I feared for that girls life lol...That thing was scary looking.

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Hmm, were we watching the same show as some people? I just went on the BBC site and everyone who commented totally slagged the 8 minute London teaser off!

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Remember ldw, we were watching and commenting as LZ and Jimmy fans first and foremost. A lot of those BBC site contributors would of been a bit ignorant. One called Jimmy a "rocker" and didn't even name check him :huh:

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This is a welcomed sight compared to a half-billion Chinese dressed up like PopEye the Sailor Man...

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c'mon 2012!

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THE TRANSMITTER. (lower right attached to jimmy's jacket)

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Here, I figured it out.

THE CORD.

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I feared for that girls life lol...That thing was scary looking.

:lol: Me too Z!

MAD, you have to see the vid to really 'appreciate' the dress thingy :)

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Remember ldw, we were watching and commenting as LZ and Jimmy fans first and foremost. A lot of those BBC site contributors would of been a bit ignorant. One called Jimmy a "rocker" and didn't even name check him :huh:

I know :( I was quite sad about it, because it just shows how ignorant they are. But they aren't Zeppelin fans, so they won't be full of praise for him. Still, you never like hearing people refer to Jimmy as a wrinkly rocker or an 'old pervert' leering at Leona.

And I thought Leona did a great job, too. It's one thing to sing well, but in front of all those people? I know I couldn't do it :)

And they said on the Beeb that Leona's dress was designed by students in London.

Edited by longdistancewinner

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The NBC Olympics Web site has 129 stills of the Closing Ceremonies.

Page is in #27, 30, & 32.

And Getty IMages, has the bulk of stills.... 578 of the Closing Ceremonies....

44 Images with Jimmy.

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.a...le&rt=Jimmy Page#

Edited by The Rover

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LOL at all of you who think that the presence of a cord and a transmitter is "proof" that it was played live.

[The entire song was pre-recorded btw]

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LOL at all of you who think that the presence of a cord and a transmitter is "proof" that it was played live.

[The entire song was pre-recorded btw]

I usually stay out of the slags that go on this forum.

For this I say who cares, it was such a joy to see Jimmy he looks great, he was proud, happy and he rocked it live or not. That is what this is about the happiness of seeing one of the greatest rock musicians kicking it at 64 looking damn fine, the hell with the constant nit picking.

Live or not, it sounded great and many musicians have prerecorded sections in concert I personally chose to believe it was live if not still a very happy camper.

Woo Hoo most excellent> Mr. Jimmy Page!

Edited by kiss of fire

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LOL at all of you who think that the presence of a cord and a transmitter is proof that it was played live.

[The entire song was pre-recorded btw]

You might notice in my posts I said, some of it MAY have been live.

LOL at you who doesnt read thoroughly.

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If it's a pantomine you want to see it doesn't matter if it wasn't 'live' but if it's a real musical performance, it couldn't matter more.

Pictures of Jimmy in OK, the world is truel;y a bizare place.

Edited by SIBLY

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Olympics - Closing Ceremony

BEIJING - AUGUST 24: Singer Leona Lewis performs with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. :D

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BBC did a great job, Thought she sung it really well and Jimmy was awsome and looked very cool !! very proud of him and that we are the host nation of the Olympics now.

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I really am believing some of Jimmys play was live. Why bother with the cord, transmitter, monitor w/cable, if NOT?

Others here dont care, I do and wish I could determine positively.

Maybe Jimmy will confirm. :D

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LOL at all of you who think that the presence of a cord and a transmitter is "proof" that it was played live.

[The entire song was pre-recorded btw]

i just posted a picture. it matters to me not one whit, live or not.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajAB-Bdmk00

Here's another one without Frenchies talking over the solo.

I rather enjoyed this performance of Whole Lotta Love. Leona can croon... and Jimmy...is Jimmy, the maestro of Led Zeppelin !!!

Very Happy with how it all came out !!!

Leona, was something atop that symbolic phallic symbol!!

I thought it was interesting when the females began to climb up on the back of the bus. It was very reminiscent of the girls climbing up on the HOTH album, only these lasses were much older than the HOTH girls!!

The other thing I wanted to mention, was a little later girls walked by with the representative English Umbrellas covering their heads. But what I took away from it, considering the song being played, and, the "Climax" of Whole Lotta Love.... well, they had their umbrellas open to symbolically protect them from all of the "Love" than came showering down upon them. :D

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