Friday, August 28, 2015

On This Day 28 August

Where's Jimmy?
1964 28 August On This Day Jimmy Page Session Man (Brenda Lee, PJ Proby, Lulu)
♪  Is It True (Brenda Lee, feat. Jimmy Page guitar 1964) Soundcloud

  • 1966 The Yardbirds - San Diego, CA at San Diego Convention Hall
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Detroit, MI at Olympia Stadium
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - St. Louis, MO at St. Louis Arena (no info available)
  • 1985 Jimmy Page, Jason Bonham, Chris Squire & Mick Thompson jam with Opus at Ibiza Sun Power Festival 
  • 1998 Page & Plant - Reading, Berkshire, England at Reading Festival 
There seems to be some confusion about what Jimmy Page was doing on this day in 1985.  The website reports his having performed at the Sun Power Festival in Ibiza with Chris Squire, Jason Bonham and Mick Thompson, however Jason Bonham has said that it was 1986 when he was with Jimmy Page in Ibiza. On the other hand, the band, Virginia Wolf (Jason Bonham, drums) apparently recorded their eponymous first album in Ibiza the summer of 1985.  

Note the sign behind Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham in the photo below. Opus is an Austrian band that was formed in 1973 and is still active today. The are best known for their single, Live is Life, released in 1984. The song was a European hit in the summer of 1985 and the band's fan page mentions performing in Ibiza around then. The Opus news clipping does confirm the Jimmy Page connection, the location (Ibiza) and puts it in late August. Perhaps someone can check through the page the clipping was from [PDF] and let us know if there is anything more specific about this show there.

1985 Jimmy Page, Jason Bonham, Ibiza

1985 Jimmy Page, Ibiza

1985 Opus news clipping

1998, Page & Plant, Reading Festival

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