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Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is one of music's greatest guitarists, innovators and legends. JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page is his official autobiography, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time. Jimmy's words and a handpicked selection of over 600 photographs, make this book the definitive record of a remarkable life.

'I've been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin. I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs.' - Jimmy Page

JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page is available in all major bookstores, from October 2014.

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The Photography

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

'It was important to include every milestone along the way, so people have got a real testament of the times.' - Jimmy Page

Jimmy has chosen every one of the 650 photographs. There are many rare finds, such as Led Zeppelin playing an impromptu gig in a nightclub in Jersey, or double-exposure shots of Jimmy and Brian Jones by Ian Stewart. Jimmy chose one of his favourite portrait shots for the book cover: a 1977 passport photo, shot by Neal Preston on board Led Zeppelin's private tour plane.

'I wanted to make it as thorough as possible, so that meant trawling through all the thousands of files that photographers had taken, and pulling from my personal collection as well.' - Jimmy Page

Photos copyright © Jimmy Page Collection; Chuck Boyd; Gered Mankowitz; Dominiqe Tarlé; Jimmy Page Collection; Neal Preston; Janet Macoska; Ross Halfin.
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The Manuscript

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Over two years in the making, this 512-page volume documents Page's musical journey, from 13-year-old choirboy to Sixties session musician, through The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin and beyond. In the form of captions, Jimmy has narrated the story of his legendary career for the first time.

'You see this young man growing, from when I'm a choirboy - and took my guitar along to see if I could tune it up from the organ - right through to almost yesterday.' - Jimmy Page
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The Open Edition

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

'I always like to do something different - if you're inspired by an idea, really make something of that inspiration. That goes for music, as well as anything else - even putting a book together.' - Jimmy Page

Originally conceived as a hand-bound limited edition of 2,500 numbered and signed copies worldwide, in the spring of 2010 JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page became the fastest-selling book in Genesis Publications' 40-year history. Now Jimmy Page and Genesis announce a more accessible and affordable printing of the book, for bookstores worldwide.

The Video

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page is an authoritative historical account. From his archives, Jimmy has revealed unseen photographs, memorabilia and every one of his passports, saved throughout his life. Jimmy's passport stamps were used to verify all tour dates.

'The tour schedules, passport stamps, working visas and memorabilia really make up a complete picture, which just keeps unfolding as you turn each page.' - Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

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Open Edition £40

Originally conceived as a hand-bound limited edition of only 2,500 numbered and signed copies, JIMMY PAGE by Jimmy Page is also available as an Open Edition from bookstores worldwide.

  • Page size: 250mm x 310mm
  • 512 pages
  • 3000 words
  • 600 images
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