Thursday, March 10, 2016

On This Day 10 March

Please Mr. Page: let it be instrumental, let it be all you!
1967 10 March On This Day Jeff Beck released Hi Ho Silver Lining & Beck's Bolero
AUDIO: Beck's Bolero

  • 1968 The Yardbirds - Paris at L'Olympia Music Hall and at a private party for the head of Barclay Records, Eddie Barclay
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin - Hamburg, Germany at Hamburg Musikhalle
  • 1971 Led Zeppelin - Canterbury, England at Rutherford College
  • 1975 Led Zeppelin - San Diego, CA at San Diego Sports Arena
  • 1981 Jimmy Page with Jeff Beck - London, at Hammersmith Odeon, encore
  • 1985 The Firm - Denver, CO at McNichols Sports Arena
  • 1995 Page & Plant - New Orleans, LA at U.N.O. Lakefront Arena

I've always wanted to hear a version of Beck's Bolero that was Jimmy Page solely. I think he could put even more majesty into a work that is already majestic. Jimmy Page wrote the piece for Jeff Beck's first solo release and no doubt Mr. Page meant it to showcase what Jeff Beck could do, but we know who could do better because we've heard Mr. Page play snippets of it here and there over the years. The 1967 recording includes John Paul Jones on bass.

Read more about Beck's Bolero in a Mage Music post from 2012

1971 Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, Canterbury

1975 John Paul Jones & Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin, San Diego

On this day Jimmy Page stepped onstage with a guitar for the first time since John Bonham's death to join his friend, Jeff Beck, in an encore number at Beck's show at the Hammersmith Odeon. If there is a recording of the song he played, I'm Going Down, I haven't come across it, but someone must have recorded it and I wanna hear it!
1985 Jimmy Page / The Firm, Denver

1995 Jimmy Page / Page & Plant, New Orleans

2005 Jimmy Page at Jeff Buckley photo exhibit, Proud Gallery, London

♪ Becks Bolero (Jeff Beck Group 1967) YouTube
♪ How Many More Times medley (Led Zeppelin, Hamburg 10 March 1970) YouTube
♪ Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin, San Diego 1975) YouTube
♪ Full Set (Page & Plant, New Orleans 10 March 1995) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube
♪ Page & Plant playlist at YouTube

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