Jimmy Page Gives Commencement Address at Berklee; Students Perform Led Zep Classics for Him

Graduation season is upon us and, last weekend, the great Jimmy Page had a busy weekend at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The school gave the Led Zeppelin guitarist an honorary doctoral degree in music, before letting him present — or rather “busk” — a short commencement address to nearly 900 hundred graduates at the Agganis Arena. But probably the highlight came the night before, when Berklee students performed for Page, playing renditions of Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, Dazed and Confused and Whole Lotta Love, among other Led Zeppelin classics. Happily, some footage from that performance has popped up on Facebook. Watch it right below:

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  • Agamemnon says:

    Some of the most inspired, moving music, of the twentieth century, debased into hackneyed, mannered, soulless tripe. American Idol and Guitar Hero win out once again. Hope these kids all have rich parents…..

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