Jimmy Page, the guitarist of the rock band Led Zeppelin, has recalled one of the career-changing days of his career while adding a new story to his official ‘OnThisDay series’ and take fans back to his first trip.
Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, who achieved international success with his band, adds new stories to his social media accounts day by day to remind what he lived in his past on that day. This time, he took fans back to 1964 and recalled his first trip.
Speaking about his first trip, Jimmy Page sent a photo of the American singer Jackie DeShannon. In the story, Jimmy Page stated that he stayed with her at the time to start his first trip and her effect on his career. According to Jimmy Page, she introduced him to The Byrds, Ry Cooder and Bonnie Raitt.
In the letter, Jimmy Page wrote, “On this day in 1964 I took my first trip to LA, staying at Jackie DeShannon’s house, who was to further my musical education.
“She introduced me to The Byrds, Ry Cooder and Bonnie Raitt amongst others. Access to Robert Johnson’s music was thin on the ground at this period of time in the UK, and I got a copy of ‘Preaching Blues’ on a Country Blues compilation album whilst on this trip.
“Ciro’s on the Sunset Strip was a theatre nightclub from a previous era and is now called The Comedy Store. I saw The Byrds there at this time and they played ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Turn Turn Turn’, and ‘The Bells of Rhymney’. They were really good; Jim McGuinn was someone to behold and they were to release their debut single, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, on Columbia some five months later. I attended a session where they also backed Jackie DeShannon on some demos of her songs.”
As a response to Jimmy Page, people shared their thoughts about her and her effect. Most fans agreed on a fan Gotti’s words, saying, “I’ll bet she ‘furthered your musical education.'”
You can find the post shared by Jimmy Page below.