JIMMY PAGE: No Musical Career For This 19-Year Old
The future Zeppelin guitarist had different career ambitions in a recently discovered interview from 1963.
A 1963 ITV interview with 19-year old session guitarist Jimmy Page has recently been discovered. Talking outdoors with poet Royston Ellis, who Page performed with in 1960 and ’61, he says he wasn’t sure if he wanted to pursue music fulltime, adding that he wanted to pursue art, which he would finance through his session work.
He also said how playing with some of the people he looked up to ended up being “disappointing” because “they don’t come up to how you expect them to be.” Among the musicians Page went on to work with as a session guitarist well after this interview included The Who, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and many, many others.