Looked at by many as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page
's contributions to rock through groups like Led Zeppelin
and The Yardbirds
have had a profound impact on the world of music. With that in mind, a couple of weeks ago the musician officially opened his new website as a means to share tons of information and assures that the website will be constantly changing.
One of the unique aspects of Page's new website is the "On This Day
" section, where every day a different event from the guitarist's life will be showcased. This will include a short write-up by Page himself and can also feature rare pictures, audio, and video. After the day is up, the data will be removed and permanently deleted to be replaced with something completely new.
In an interview conducted by journalist Pete Makowski
, Page revealed his motives behind the "On This Day" feature:
"I had the idea for a long time and I proposed to use it on the Led Zeppelin website, because I thought it would be an ideal way to portray Led Zeppelin's history
", said Page. "Curiously enough, there are now sites popping up doing this everywhere. So I knew I had a sound idea.
"It's an interesting concept because every day you are going to have an event from my life and it will go all the way back to me being a teenager, still at school and playing in London bands while I lived in Epsom - which at the time seemed miles away. So it starts from there and the next day it could be when I played at the Olympics, because my career spans several decades. It looks random, but it isn't. I love the idea that there will be a 'Splash' page everyday and nobody will be able to guess what's coming next.
If you're a Jimmy Page fan and are interested in checking out the new website, head over to www.jimmypage.com