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London fame for Jimmy Page

Aug. 24, 2004 at 1:58 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Rock legend Jimmy Page has inaugurated London's rock 'n roll Walk of Fame, casting his handprints in cement at the new site in the British capital.

The former Led Zeppelin guitarist will soon be joined by other music greats as London builds its own version of Hollywood's movie star Walk of Fame, the Daily Express reported Tuesday.

The site, outside the new Virgin Music Superstore in Piccadilly Circus, is to be a tourist magnet for the city, which attracted more than 15 million foreign tourists last year.

"It's a real privilege and a great honour to be the first person to be immortalized in this way. The Walk of Fame is a fantastic idea and it's about time that we had one in London," Page said at the ceremony.

"There are so many musicians who deserve this honor that if we started to count them all we could cover the whole city of London."

New rock legends to be added to the site include Beatles survivors Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

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