Wednesday, June 1, 2016

On This Day 01 June

The last Yardbird show in LA but not the last time Jimmy Page played music in L.A., that's for sure.
1968 The Yardbirds - Los Angeles, CA at Shrine Auditorium
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Canterbury, Kent, England at University of Kent
  • 1968 The Yardbirds - Los Angeles, CA at Shrine Auditorium
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Birmingham, AL at Civic Center
1968 The Yardbirds
It might appear that Jimmy Page wasn't doing all that much on this day over the years but that wouldn't be true. There's more to a rock star's life than standing on a stage and weaving musical magic.
2014 remasters graffiti
In early June of various years there was down time for Jimmy Page of course, but often the time was spent preparing stage sets for various tours, attending promo events, rehearsing, or traveling to shows. Plus the business of being in the music business had to be dealt with. And in recent years, the remasters. So yeah, it's not just fun and games in front of an audience. Speaking of which: I've gathered a number of photos of Jimmy Page and put them together at The Sporting Life (just for fun).

Oh, and meanwhile, here are links to Sporting Life, an album by Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones:
♪ The Sporting Life (Track 7 from the album of the same name) YouTube [Warning - language]
♫ Sporting Life (Diamanda Galas & John Paul Jones, 1994)) Amazon

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