Jimmy Page becomes first Led Zeppelin star to release book

Rocker Jimmy Page is set to become the first member of Led Zeppelin to release an autobiography. The guitar great has “curated and captioned” his “official photographic biography”, titled Jimmy Page, and the book is set for an October (14) release.
Announcing the book’s release on Thursday (08May14), Page says, “I’ve been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin. I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey.”
The rocker spent months looking through his archives to create the “photographic essay”. The book will feature over 600 photographs.
A press release about the tome reads: “(This is) the definitive visual and historical record of a remarkable life. The chronicle of a life in music, by one of the world’s most iconic guitar players.”
In addition to Page’s own photos, and those chosen from various sources including fans and magazines, his book showcases “a collection of iconic portraits and rare images by over 70 of the greatest names in rock photography”.
The Stairway to Heaven star adds, “I wanted to make it as thorough as possible, so that meant trawling through all the thousands of files that photographers had taken, and pulling from my personal collection as well. It’s the most complete document that there’s ever going to be because of the amount of time that I’ve put into every aspect.
“You see this young man growing, from when I’m a choirboy – and took my guitar along to see if I could tune it up from the organ – right through to almost yesterday.”