I've been worshipping at the church of Jimmy Page ever since I was a wee lad. I've broken bread with Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Ramone and Angus Young. I've knelt alongside of Ace Frehley, Mike McCready and Slash. I've sung hymns with John Frusciante, Kirk Hammett and Brian May.
Here are ten things you might not have known about the Guitar God, James Patrick Page:
10. Jimmy was heavily influenced by rockabilly guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton who both played on Elvis Presley's records.
9. Elvis' "Baby Let's Play House" inspired Jimmy to pick up the guitar.
8. Jimmy's first guitar was a 1959 Futurama Grazioso.
7. At thirteen years old, Jimmy appeared on the talent show "All Your Own." When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Jimmy said that he wanted to do biology research in order to find a cure for cancer.
6. As a session guitarist, Jimmy was known as "Little" Jim, not be confused with "Big" Jim Sullivan.
5. Jimmy's session guitar credits include "I Can't Explain," "Bald Headed Women," "Baby Please Don't Go," "Heart of Stone," "I'm a Love not a Fighter" (The Kinks), "Downtown" (Petula Clark), and "As Tears Go By" (Marianne Faithfull).
4. Jimmy tried to form a supergroup with Jeff Beck, Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
3. Jimmy's down stroke riff on "Communication Breakdown" inspired Johnny Ramone's guitar playing.
2. Jimmy's solo on "Heartbreaker" inspired Eddie Van Halen's two-hand tapping style.
1. Jimmy has claimed to have created the reverse tape delay.