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Guitar Greats: Jimmy Page

The 2014-15 reissues of the Led Zeppelin catalog were spearheaded by Jimmy Page, who personally remastered each studio release.  While the reissues served as a reminder of the influence of Zeppelin, they also reminded us of the brilliance of Page.
At 72, he's still remains a one of rock's greatest enigmas.  In a world where social media has opened a direct line from artist to fan, Page has still kept his mystery.  Frankly, he makes the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man In The World" look pedestrian.

Here's a look at Page throughout his legendary career.  We wish we had a mere fraction of his cool.

 

English rock band Carter-Lewis And The Southerners, circa 1964. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is standing centre back.

 

Guitarist Jimmy Page (left), singer Keith Relf and guitarist Jeff Beck (right) of the rock band 'The Yardbirds' perform onstage at Green's Pavilion in Lakeview Park on August 10, 1966 in Manitou Beach, MI.

 

Jimmy Page performing live onstage with the Yardbirds on their Australasian tour, playing Fender Telecaster guitar with a violin bow circa 1967.

 

Jimmy Page - The New Yardbirds (to become Led Zeppelin), Copenhagen, Sep. 7, 1968 - The first performance ever.

 

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page performing live onstage circa 1970.

 

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on stage during a soundcheck at Oude Rai on 27th May 1972 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Jimmy Page performing live onstage, playing acoustic guitar, circa 1975.

 

Jimmy Page performing on stage, playing a Gibson Mandolin, circa 1977.

 

Guitarist Jimmy Page of the rock band 'The Firm' performs onstage smoking a cigarette with a Danelectro electric guitar at the Los Angeles Forum on March 14, 1985 in Los Angeles.

 

Page and Plant Perform at the Gorge in George - September 6, 1998.

 

Jimmy Page performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin poses for a portrait during the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C., on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.