Jimmy Page began his career as a studio session musician in London and, by the mid-1960s, alongside Big Jim Sullivan, was one of the most sought-after session guitarists in Britain. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968. In late 1968, he founded Led Zeppelin.
Page is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time.Rolling Stone magazine has described Jimmy Page as “the pontiff of power riffing” and ranked him number 3 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 2010, he was ranked number two in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and, in 2007, number four on Classic Rock’s “100 Wildest Guitar Heroes”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and once as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995). Page has been described by Uncut as “rock’s greatest and most mysterious guitar hero”. Los Angeles Times magazine voted Jimmy Page the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time.
In 1994, Jimmy Page reunited with Robert Plant for the penultimate performance in MTV’s “Unplugged” series. The 90-minute special, dubbed Unledded, premiered to the highest ratings in MTV’s history. In October of the same year, the session was released as the CD No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded and in 2004 as the DVD No Quarter Unledded. Following a highly successful mid-’90s tour to support No Quarter, Page and Plant recorded 1998’s Walking into Clarksdale, along with drummer Michael Lee.
On 10 December 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, as well as John Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham played a charity concert at the O2 Arena London.
In a spring 2014 interview with the BBC about the then forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin‘s first three albums, Page said he was confident fans would be keen on another reunion show, but Plant later replied that “the chances of it happening [were] zero.” Page then told The New York Times that he was “fed up” with Plant’s refusal to play, stating “I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it”, adding, “I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I’ve still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I’ll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar.”