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Jimmy Page in Blues Music History

Jimmy Page (1944- ) is the guitarist for the seminal British heavy blues rock band Led Zeppelin. While the folk revival of the late 1950s and '60s was busy celebrating the "rediscovered" bluesmen of the '30s and '40s, a generation of young musicians in Britain was poring over the unearthed records of the Delta guitar heroes.

Jimmy Page was one of the greatest of those musicians and his group Led Zeppelin, which emerged on the tail end of the British Invasion, was perhaps the greatest and most influential of the blues rock bands that drew inspiration from the old Delta sound.

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