Jimmy Page, 13, Plays Guitar on BBC Talent Show (1957)

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 (photo here) … later to become The Beatles. Heading into the 60s, a maturing Jimmy Page took his music in entirely new directions, which brings us to our post last week: The Strange Tale of Dazed and Confused.

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  • Wes Alwan

    I’ve always loved that clip — and his aspiration to be a biologist.

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  • tvrmx

    Don’t the Ink Spots do a great version of this?

  • Bumps Blackwell

    Meanwhile on TV in the States,the same year , a player the same age makes those brit kids look like absolute beginners- which they were. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2enbGLc3TQ

  • Ike

    more Larry Collinsnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ur7br6Y5CE

  • Bones

    Bumps Blackwell; we’re not chasing after who’s the best here. Merely to enjoy memories.