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Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee

March 13 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will receive an honorary doctorate from Boston's Berklee College of Music.
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Rockers Led Zeppelin heading to 'Late Show'

Rockers Led Zeppelin heading to 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin rockers John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are to sit for a rare joint interview on "Late Show" in New York, CBS said.
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.
Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama joked Sunday that the seven 2012 Kennedy Center honorees are "extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together."
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Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

Guy, Hoffman up for Kennedy Center honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Bluesman Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman and comedian David Letterman are to be recognized at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
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Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Famed blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has died of heart failure in Wayne, N.J., his agent said. He was 80.

Guitarist Page part of Show of Peace

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- British guitarist Jimmy Page of the rock group Led Zeppelin will join a number of U.S. performers at the Show of Peace Concert in China, organizers say.
Robert Plant honored by Buckingham Palace

Robert Plant honored by Buckingham Palace

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin singer, has been made a commander of the British Empire in London, Buckingham Palace says.

Lung cancer claims guitarist Graham

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- British guitarist Davey Graham, known for his efforts with musical greats Paul Simon and Jimmy Page, has died of lung cancer, his manager says.
Plant resistant to Zeppelin reunion tour

Plant resistant to Zeppelin reunion tour

CARDIFF, Wales, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant says at the age of 60 he feels too old to reunite the British rock band and embark on a reunion tour.
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Cast members Jack White (C) of The White Stripes and Jimmy Page (R) of Led Zepplin and director Davis Guggenheim attend the premiere of the documentary "It Might Get Loud", as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival Los Angeles on June 19, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he founded the English rock band Led Zeppelin.

Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the most influential and important guitarists and songwriters ever in rock music, Page was described by Allmusic as "unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history", and by Rolling Stone magazine as "the pontiff of power riffing & probably the most digitally sampled artist in pop today after James Brown." In 2010, Jimmy Page was ranked #2 in Gibson's list of "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time" and, in 2007, #4 on Classic Rock Magazine's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes". Page was ranked ninth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Yardbirds (1992), and once as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).

Jimmy Page was born to parents James and Patricia Page in the West London suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Feltham, and later again to Miles Road, Epsom in Surrey, which is where Page came across his first guitar. "I don't know whether was left behind by the people before , or whether it was a friend of the family's — nobody seemed to know why it was there." First playing the instrument at the age of twelve years, he took a few lessons in nearby Kingston, but was largely self-taught:

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