Best Jimmy Page Album – Readers Poll
On Jan. 9, 1944, the world welcomed future guitar great Jimmy Page and the musical legacy he’s amassed in the years since is the stuff of legend. Page enjoyed a successful career as a session musician before ever become a full-fledged member of any group and he’s made a number of guest appearances on albums and songs and turned up on live albums, but this Readers Poll asks you which studio album that completely featured Jimmy Page is your favorite.
Page’s first band was The Yardbirds. He’d guested on past songs before finally becoming a member in 1966 and turning up on the band’s final ’60s recording ‘Little Games’ in 1967. Ready to start his own group, he founded Led Zeppelin in 1968 and the band issued ‘Led Zeppelin’ and ‘Led Zeppelin II’ in 1969.
As the ’70s arrived, Zeppelin became a major force, yielding the ‘Led Zeppelin III,’ ‘Led Zeppelin IV,’ ‘Houses of the Holy,’ ‘Physical Graffiti,’ ‘Presence’ and ‘In Through the Out Door.’ The band’s output came to a conclusion after their split with the 1982 disc ‘Coda.’ Also in ’82, Page took on soundtrack work with ‘Death Wish II.’ The rest of the ’80s offered several interesting projects — ‘The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1′ under the moniker the Honeydrippers with Robert Plant on vocals, a collaborative album with Roy Harper called ‘Whatever Happened to Jugula?,’ two discs with the Paul Rodgers-led band The Firm and a solo effort titled ‘Outrider.’ His ’90s studio albums included a self-titled collaborative disc with David Coverdale in 1993 and a re-teaming with Robert Plant on 1998′s ‘Walking Into Clarksdale.’
Take a look at the poll below, see the Page studio albums and vote for which you feel is his best work: