13-Year-Old Jimmy Page Appears on BBC Playing Skiffle

Let’s rewind the video tape to 1957. A very young Jimmy Page appears on a BBC children’s talent show to play some skiffle. Mixing together strands of American blues, jazz, country and folk music, this style of music became all the rage in the UK during the 1950s. Lonnie Donegan got the craze going. And it wasn’t long before John Lennon formed his own skiffle band – The Quarry Men … later to become The Beatles. Heading into the 60s, a maturing Jimmy Page took his music in entirely new directions.

And I’m glad he did.

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