Jimmy Page

After the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham in 1980, guitarist Jimmy Page refused to even pick up a guitar for nearly nine months.

Bought the house Aleister Crowley once owned in Scotland on the Loch Ness as a retreat. Sold it to hoteliers in the 1980s.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of The Yardbirds, in 1992. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Led Zeppelin, in 1995.

The Gibson EDS-1275 6/12-string doubleneck that he used on live performances of the classic “Stairway to Heaven“, and later on “The Song Remains the Same” and “The Rain Song“, had to be especially ordered from the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, because it had only been available in the company catalogue from 1962 to 1966.

Page also produced all of the Led Zeppelin albums, re-masters and some boxed sets.

Was originally invited to replace Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds, but refused and recommended his friend Jeff Beck. He later changed his mind and joined, replacing bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. However, when Chris Dreja switched to bass, he went back to playing guitar.

After Led Zeppelin broke up, Page would not allow anybody to sing “Stairway to Heaven” during live performances; he would instead play the song as an instrumental. He felt that no one could do the song justice except Robert Plant.