• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Heroes of the 'Six String' - Jimmy Page.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Heroes of the 'Six String' This is a tale of the Gods, their ability that has inspired many more budding rock legends. Their weapons, the six string guitar, both electrical and acoustic. Now let's enter a world of licks, riffs and magical music produced by the Heroes of the Six String. Let us enter the life and times of the legend of 'Stairway', Mr Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page is probably more known for his role in the 70's band, Led Zeppelin, with his band mates, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played inspirational rock music that took the world by storm and their music is still famous today such as the totally amazing Stairway To Heaven which is played among the budding guitarists today, myself included. Jimmy Page was born on the 9th of January in Heston, Middlesex in England. Not many people know that Jimmy Page, a well known rock musician was inspired than none other than Elvis Presley and his hit single 'Baby Let's Play House'. ...read more.

Middle

He decided though not to go straight into a band and began as a session guitarist; he made music with some of the best in music, such as The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. However when 1966 rolled up Jimmy was looking to join a full time band. The Yardbirds were on the look out for a new guitarist since the departing of the equally talented, Eric Clapton. Jimmy accepted this offer to join the band. He began however as a bassist, a fact not many people know about today! He later, of course, became a guitarist. The Yardbirds however were descending from the pedestal if it were band wise, as leader Jeff Beck left the band shortly after the arrival of Jimmy. The band finally ended in 1968 and Jimmy was left with no band again, but Jimmy did not stop there. This was probably the most exciting time in Jimmy Page's life as he started a new band with John Paul Jones on the Bass Guitar, Robert Plant ...read more.

Conclusion

In 1984 Jimmy joined Jeff Beck, Robert Plant and Nile Rogers for the creation of the Honeydippers, I have one of their songs actually and take it from me it was worth it! Yet again however the band called it quits shortly after their album, Mean Business was released. Jimmy Page went on to do a few more concerts, the most famous as his reunifying of Led Zeppelin and Tony Thompson and Phil Collins for a concert. In 1994, Jimmy Page began the last leg of his musical career and joined up with Robert Plant once again. They mostly made acoustic hits and did a MTC Unplugged special with a world tour. Then Led Zeppelin were given a place in the Hall of Fame, about time too. So ends the high life of one of my Guitar Heroes and a well known Hero of the Six String. Biography I would like to acknowledge the following sources as helpful in aiding me To produce a detailed account of Jimmy Page's Musical Life: www.jimmypage.com, The Internet Led Zeppelin, the Anthology, Reading Material/Book Guitar Teacher Total Guitar Magazine, Magazine and Reading Material ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Music section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Music essays

  1. The subject of this dissertation is how feminist beliefs have been expressed in alternative ...

    Then I'd have a serious identity crisis!'. Clearly, the beliefs held by groups on the alternative scene are important in helping young women choose and refine their identity. 3.2.3 Feminism of Alternative Music at Present Time The people I interviewed were divided in their opinion of the position that women currently hold in the alternative scene.

  2. George Gershwin Biography

    Four days after Gershwin's' death he was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. George Gershwin died at the young age of thirty- nine years old.

  1. 'The Soundtrack to my life'

    The main memory I have of this song is the warm sun striking down on out backs, the beautiful sea sparkling in the sunlight like a glittering diamond as me and my friend were skating along the promenade while listening to are MP3 players.

  2. Sorce related study on Elvis Presley

    so needed to appeal to an adult audience, the majority of which also had a negative attitude to Elvis Presley. The second statement in source E was by a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist organisation. Many people who heard Elvis Presley's music before they saw his appearance

  1. Eric Clapton

    Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 because they were veering too far from the blues-style rock he really enjoyed playing. He almost immediately joined another band, the Bluesbreakers. Due to that band's devout reliance on blues music, Clapton was really influenced and developed as a player.

  2. The guitar, my life…?

    and I, founded a little band so we could play our favourite songs for our own.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work