|1994 11 October Unledded Project premiers at Beacon Theater, NY|
♪ Kashmir (Page & Plant) Soundcloud
- 1988 Jimmy Page Outrider Tour - Oakland, CA at Oakland-Alamada County Coliseum Arena
- 1994 Page & Plant Unledded Project premier - NYC at Beacon Theater and Londong at Planet Hollywood
1995:The London Studios (a.k.a. The South Bank Studios, The London Television Centre and Kent House) is a TV studio complex in Central London, and are the main studios for ITV, the UK's main commercial TV network, and London Weekend Television (LWT). The complex currently has six studios, but has housed up to nine in the past. One of those studios was where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant recorded Kashmir for the Unledded Project.
"It originated from playing around on the tuning," Jimmy Page said in It Might Get Loud.
Jimmy Page says he had a sitar before George Harrison did, though he acknowledged when he said it that Harrison was the better sitar player. Jimmy Page obtained a tanpura (stringed drone instrument) in India in 1967. Back in the UK he recorded White Summer on his Simon home recorder, playing and overlaying the other instruments. Jimmy Page then used a sitar on the Muareeny Wishful album (with folksinger John Williams and guitarist Big Jim Sullivan) released in 1968. He was no stranger to alternate tunings when he turned his genius loose on Led Zeppelin.
DADGAD tuning is credited to Davey Graham, a songwriter/musician, who was inspired by the oud music of Morocco. The open strings of DADGAD tuning evoke the drone of traditional Scottish and Irish pipe music, northern African music and the Indian sitar, depending on the song. With Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page used DADGAD tuning in Kashmir, Black Mountain Side, White Summer and the unreleased Swan Song (later released as Midnight Moonlight, with The Firm).
|Thanks to Dave Lewis' TBL for this photo of Jimmy Page|