Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jimmy Page

James Patrick Page (Jimmy Page) born 9th January 1944
Guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin

“I’m very fortunate because I love what I’m doing”. ~ Jimmy Page

“Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with Stairway to Heaven”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn’t teach it in school” ~ Jimmy Page

“You’ve got to capture as much of the room sound as possible. That’s the very essence of it.” ~ Jimmy Page

“Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I don’t deal in technique. I deal in emotions”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I don’t like being stuck in one situation, day to day”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I’m doing”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I have a voracious appetite for all things, worldly and unworldly”. ~ Jimmy Page

“My favorite guitar solo of all time was Elliot Randall’s on Reelin’ In The Years”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I’m at my best when I’m exhausted and under pressure”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I’m not a guitarist as far as a technician goes, I just pick it up and play it. Technique doesn’t come into it”. ~ Jimmy Page

“Crowley didn’t have a very high opinion of women, and I don’t think he was wrong”. ~ Jimmy Page

“I can tell how far I ought to be going, I know how to get there, all I’ve got to do is keep playing”. ~ Jimmy Page

“You can’t buy time. Everything, for me, seems to be a race against time. Especially musically”. ~ Jimmy Page

“Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree”. ~ Jimmy Page

“So far I’ve been very, very fortunate because it appears that people like to hear the music I like to play. What more fortunate position can a musician be in?”.~ Jimmy Page

“Once I get onstage the tension explodes and I’m fine. I’m in another world – in a trance almost, doing what I love best, expressing myself through guitar”.~ Jimmy Page

“I’m still terrified of flying. I really have to get drunk to fly. I’ve found that I’ve developed fears I never had before… fears of heights, claustrophobia… only in cities, though, never in the country”.~ Jimmy Page

“If you are on to something creative, school can also inhibit you. The wrong teacher, man, can really mess you up”.~ Jimmy Page

“There’s so much that can be done on the guitar. And that’s what is so good about the guitar – everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it’s all about”.~ Jimmy Page

“You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create”.~ Jimmy Page

“My finger picking is sort of a cross between Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, and total incompetence”.~ Jimmy Page

“I know where I’m going musically. I can see my pattern and I’m going much slower than I thought I’d be going”.~ Jimmy Page

“Artists say that paintings are never done. I sort of feel the same way about music. I would never say something is perfect. There are performances that can generate a lot of emotion in me when I hear them, but I can’t say if anything is perfect”.~ Jimmy Page

“When I went over to the States to promote Outrider, everyone was telling me I was a blues guitarist. I’m not a bloody blues guitarist. I’m a guitarist”.~ Jimmy Page

“This week, I’m a gypsy. Maybe next week it’ll be glitter rock”.~ Jimmy Page

“I deal in emotions. It’s the harmonic side that’s important. That’s the side I expected to be much further along on than I am now. That just means to say that I’ve got to keep at it”.~ Jimmy Page

“I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that’s a strong character, the stronger the person is”.~ Jimmy Page

“Domesticity and all that isn’t really for me”.~ Jimmy Page

“The way I see it, rock & roll is folk music. Street music. It isn’t taught in school. It has to be picked up”.~ Jimmy Page

“I’m just looking for an angel with a broken wing”.~ Jimmy Page

“I’m pretty optimistic about the future of rock… it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz”.~ Jimmy Page

“Just because you play bass, doesn’t mean you have no presence”.~ Jimmy Page

“Seeing people’s faces, really getting off on them, makes me incredibly happy. Genuinely”.~ Jimmy Page