Jimmy Page's evolution in music

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  • Jimmy Page starts his career as a studio musician

    In the mid 60's, Page starts playing in as a studio guitarrist with Big Jim Sullivan. This gave him a lot of experience that later on helped to create and develop his iconic sound, alongside with his emblematic style.
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    The Yardbirds

    This band is one of the most iconic ones in Britain, due to one thing: it started the career of three of the most popular guitarrists in rock history, Eric Clapton (1963-1965), Jeff Beck (1965-1966), and Jimmy Page (1966-1968). The three of them ranked in the top 5 of the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 best guitarrists of all time.
  • Release of "Little Games"

    Release of "Little Games"
    This was the only album he released with the Yardbirds.
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    Led Zeppelin

    This band was originally founded by Jimmy Page. It had 4 members: Jimmy Page, who was the guitarrist; Robert Plant, the vocalist; John Paul Jones, the bassist; and John Bonham, the drummer. They are the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, and are considered one of the biggest bands in rock history. Unfortunately, in 1980, the drummer John Bonham, died during a tour in North America due to asfixation with his own vomit, which led to the dissolution of the band.
  • Release of "Led Zeppelin I"

    Release of "Led Zeppelin I"
    This was the debut album of Led Zeppelin. It announced the sucess that the band would have in the future, it presented them to the world. "Communication Breakdown" or "Good Times, Bad Times" are the most remarkable songs of the album. As a curiosity, it has the photograph or the LZ 129 Hindenburg seconds after burning down and crashing as the album cover.
  • Release of "Led Zeppelin II"

    Release of "Led Zeppelin II"
    This was the second album the band released. It exhibited the evolutioning blues-derivated music style and guitar riff-based of the band. It contained songs as "Whole Lotta Love" (with an amazing guitar solo, that combines very heavy chords with extremely fast guitar licks), "Ramble On", or "Bring It on Home".
  • Release of "Led Zeppelin III"

    Release of "Led Zeppelin III"
    This was the third album of the band, and it represented a change in the bands music, including new acoustic and folk sounds. This caused the album to receive harsh criticism. The hard songs were all very similar too each other, with nonesense and weird noises. Besides this, Led Zep III includes one of the bands most iconic songs: "Inmigrant Song", caracterized for it's heavy choirs at the beginning and all throughout the song. It includes other songs as "Tangerine" or "Celebration Day".
  • Release of the "titleless" fourth album

    Release of the "titleless" fourth album
    This album is known as "Led Zeppelin IV" but it originally had no title or text that could identify it. It is a mysterious album, that despite being their greatest sucess, it has been topic of many theories, from being accused of plagiarism, to be linked to many satanic rites. In fact, many people says that the band's hit, "Stairway to Heaven", is a letter to the devil when listened backwards. Despite that, it includes many of the band's best songs, like "Black Dog" or "Stairway to Heaven".
  • Release of "Houses of the Holy"

    Release of "Houses of the Holy"
    This is the fifth album of the band, and is the first one to break with the previous name structure. In this album, the group gets away from the previous blues style they had and gets closer to a reggae or funky style. This album contains songs like "The Ocean" or "D'yer Mak'er".
  • Release of "Physical Graffiti"

    Release of "Physical Graffiti"
    This is the sixth album of the band. This album, according to the singer Robert Plant, is the most creative one of the band, having a lot of different styles (hard rock, progressive rock, acoustic rock and roll) with songs like "Kashmir" (Plant's favorites), or "The Rover".
  • Release of "Presence"

    Release of "Presence"
    This was the seventh studio album of the band. It is interesting to know that Robert Plant suffered a traffic accident before recording the album, and he had to record it in a wheelchair.
  • The Song Remains the Same (live album)

    The Song Remains the Same (live album)
    This is the band's first live album. It was used for their film, with the same name released also in 1976.
  • Release of "In Through the Out Door"

    Release of "In Through the Out Door"
    This was the eighth album of the band. It was recorded in Stockholm because they decided to self-exile from Britain for to years. This was the last recorded album of the band due to the death of John Bonham one year later.
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    Other bands after Led Zeppelin

    After the dissolution of Led Zeppelin, Page participated in other bands, such as XYZ, the Firm, the Honeydrippers, Coverdale-Page, or Page and Plant.
  • Release of "Coda"

    Release of "Coda"
    This was the last album of the band, and it was released due to the contract they had with Atlantic Records. Since the three remaining members didn't want to play without Bonham, they produced it with old unused music material and recordings.