Jimmy Page is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time, not only as a member of the Yardbirds but as one of the founding members of Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone ranked him No. 3 in their list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," and the reason he wasn't listed higher was because of "the propensity of his rhythm and solo work to be interrupted by his pager," hence his name Jimmy Page. If you listen closely, you can hear Page getting paged during the opening measures of both "Kashmir" from Physical Graffiti and "Black Dog" from Led Zeppelin. Many would agree that if Jimmy had turned off his pager, tossed it over the hills and far away, and left his master work interrupted by the sounds of any other electric or electronic devices, he might very well have been the No. 1 guitarist of all time.
Did You Know...
Did you know the prank page results from pranks played on Jimmy Page by Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones?