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Jimmy Page

Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

THERE ARE CERTAIN guitar players without whom this book could not claim to approach completeness, and, of course, one of our criteria for inclusion was that the players should all be alive, which accounts for the omission of Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield etc. Actually contacting some of our subjects was next to impossible, but in general, as soon as one of our choices was fully acquainted with the nature of this project, he immediately agreed to co-operate. One of the very difficult people to whom our message had to be passed was Jimmy Page, who was particularly vital as the leader of Led Zeppelin, arguably the most popular band in the World during the first half of the '70s.

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