Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

JIMMY PAGE                                           CHRIS SALEWICZ

The original enigmatic rock star, Jimmy Page is a mass of contradictions. A towering presence in the guitar world and one of the most revered rock guitarists of all time, in private he is reclusive and mysterious, retiring and given to esoteric interests. Over the decades he has exchanged few words to the press given the level of his fame, and an abiding interest in the demonic and supernatural has only made the myth more potent.

But in the midst of this maelstrom, who was Jimmy Page? Rock journalist Chris Salewicz has conducted numerous interviews with Page over the years and has created the first portrait of the guitarist that can be called definitive, penetrating the shadows that surround him to reveal the fascinating man who dwells within the rock legend.


This is a well written and thoroughly researched. From his childhood through the last lawsuit they have been dealing with if you have been following the outcome will be at the end. I actually liked this book very much and you get a total look at the man the person, the group and a look into what I think was at least the main reason why they broke up. Seeing how they all came together and how the critics didn’t want anything to do with them when their first album came out. Everything changed when they began selling records and stadiums. I have to admit I was one of those kids living in a small desert town when hearing the music I bought the album with some money I had and I was hooked. I did not buy the rolling stone because as a kid there were other magazines to buy that were more important, plus baseball cards. Their music was what made everything and then went into the seventies. Reading these pages took me back into time and I was able to see what their lives were like the good and the not so good and the pressure of making the next album better than the last. Even the one people don’t like critics I still think is some of their best work. A fantastic book about true rock and roll. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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