Jimmy Page appearing on an innumerable list of recordings. Best known for his trademark Les Pauls, double-neck guitar and riff-master deluxe, his contributions to rock history are nearly unmatched. He first picked up a guitar as a child. Soon after, Page became entranced with rock and roll, inspired by Elvis Presley. In the early sixties, he performed and recorded with several bands including Carter Lewis & the Southerners and Neil Christian & the Crusaders. His first taste of success came with an early session (in 1963) that reached #1, "Diamonds" by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, featuring Page on guitar. Soon after, Page became one of the hottest session guitarists in the U.K. He joined the Yardbirds in 1966 in a brief guitar super-group with Jeff Beck and taking over the lead guitar spot until the group's demise in 1968. The formation of Led Zeppelin in the summer of 1968 would bring unparalleled success. Through Zeppelin, Page could unleash his playing and songwriting in a variety of styles: blues, folk, Indian etc., but the magic of Led Zeppelin created an unimaginable chemistry of its own. Page's extraordinary career has inspired countless others around the world and has helped create some of the greatest music of all time.