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|1988 09 September On This Day Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Tampa, FL at USF Sun Dome|
♪ I Just Want To Make Love To You Soundcloud
- 1966 The Yardbirds - Alexandria, VA at Alexandria Roller Rink
- 1970 Led Zeppelin - Boston, MA at Boston Garden
- 1971 Led Zeppelin - Hampton, VA at Hampton Roads Coliseum
- 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Tampa, FL at USF Sun Dome
|1970 Led Zeppelin - Boston, MA at Boston Garden|
|1970 Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin - Boston, MA at Boston Garden|
|1971 Led Zeppelin - Hampton, VA at Hampton Roads Coliseum (photo M Mitchell)|
|1971 Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin - Hampton, VA at Hampton Roads Coliseum (photo M Mitchell)|
A solo tour is one in which one musician is the focus, rather than the band. Outrider was Jimmy Page's first solo venture, one that many of us felt was long overdue. Although he used a variety of musicians on his solo album, it was John Miles, Durban Laverde and Jason Bonham who supported Jimmy Page on the brief (September - November) 1988 Outrider Tour.
British vocalist John Miles had a hit in the U.K. with Music in 1976. Miles sang on just two of Outrider's tracks, Wasting My Time and Wanna Make Love. A vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist, Miles has toured
with Tina Turner both as a musician and a tour director, with Joe Cocker and others over the years. He has released ten studio albums as well as live and compilation albums and singles.
Venezuelan Durban Laverde is a bass guitarist, keyboardist, session musician, and producer. He has performed with a variety of artists over the years. David Gilmour used Laverde to session for Pink Floyd in early 1987, during which time he met Phil Carlo who was working for Gilmour and for Jimmy Page at that time. Carlo gets the credit for introducing Laverde to Jimmy Page.
Jimmy Page had known Jason Bonham since before Jason got his first drum kit at 4 years old. The son of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, Jason was drummer for the band, Virginia Wolf, that toured with The Firm in 1985. Jason drummed for Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones at the 1988 Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert in New York City and the 2007 Ahmet Ertegün Tribute Concert at The O2 Arena in London in 2007. Jason has released or appeared on approximately twenty albums, and currently tours as Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.
|1988 Outrider promo photo - Durban Laverde, Jason Bonham, Jimmy Page, John Miles|
Jimmy Page has has performed with a lot of good musicians over the years. Outrider is awesome - but it's the guitar work that is awesome, not the vocals, not the drumming, not the bass. For those of us who revere the guitar work of Jimmy Page, he's always been the only one on the stage.
♪ Bron-Yr-Aur (Led Zeppelin, Boston 1970) YouTube
♪ Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin Hampton VA 1971) YouTube
♪ Partial set (Led Zeppelin Hampton VA 1971) YouTube
♪ Wanna Make Love (Outrider 1988) YouTube