Jimmy Page recently released his photographic autobiography book “Jimmy Page”. This is the first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin. In celebration of the book which was two years in the making, Page appeared on stage with Chris Cornell in a converstation at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. During the course of the converstation, the audience was invited to join Jimmy and Chris looking through unseen photos and memorabilia, many drawn from Jimmy’s personal archives. Page revisited memories of his life in music from being a choirboy at the age of 13, to being a session musician in the Sixties to being in the groups The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin and more.
In the book are photos from Page’s personal collection and addition to Page’s photos, his book showcases a collection of portraits and rare images by more than 70 of the greatest names in rock photography, including Ross Halfin, Kate Simon, Gered Mankowitz, Dominique Tarlé, Pennie Smith and Jim Marshall. Page has chosen every one of the 650 photographs in the 512 page book, written the accompanying text, arranged the content into its narrative order and overseen the design of his book.
During the converstations, Page capitivated the audience as he discussed the early days of Led Zeppelin from rehearsing, touring, and the other band members. Cornell did a great job of balancing being the interviewer and being a fan stating
“no matter who else is in the room, you still are “THE GUY “.
Click on the video to see what Jimmy Page told myself and a handful of reporters about the book on the red carpet before the event.
For more information on the book: www.jimmypagebook.com