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Old 08-19-2009, 12:25 AM
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Default Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

Is he of Asian descent? Alot of people have commented that the older he gets, the more asian he looks, but I think there is a resemblance even in his younger photos:

http://jhstrega7.files.wordpress.com...erb-greene.jpg
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

this from wiki.

Page was born to parents James and Patricia Page in the West London suburb of Heston, which today forms part of the London Borough of Hounslow. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother was a doctor's secretary. In 1952 they moved to Feltham, and later again to Miles Road, Epsom which is where Page came across his first guitar. "I don't know whether [the guitar] was left behind by the people [in the house] before [us], or whether it was a friend of the family's - nobody seemed to know why it was there."[5] First playing the instrument at the age of thirteen years,[1] he took a few lessons in nearby Kingston, but he was largely self-taught. Among his early influences were rockabilly guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton, who both played on recordings made by Elvis Presley. Hearing the Elvis Presley song "Baby Let's Play House" is cited by Page as being his inspiration to take up playing the guitar.[6] His first guitar was a second hand 1959 Futurama Grazioso, which was later replaced by a Telecaster.[6][7]
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:39 AM
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I did find this on the internet, for whatever it is worth:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Jimmy_P...at_least_Asian
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:35 AM
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Default Re: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

Also on the subject of Master Page, he is in a film to be out shortly for those who haven't heard:

http://www.sonyclassics.com/itmightgetloud/
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I saw a special on that documentary wherein the producer said he was looking for three guitar playing song writers from different generations. "It Might Get Loud," the documentary, should be pretty good.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

Yea I saw the add for 'It Might Get Loud' a while ago. Can't wait for it, I'm really excited. When I describe it to people it sounds rubbish though lol.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:19 AM
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I watched the trailer on that website, and it looks interesting, just like Gruntersdad describes below. I seriously doubt any non-musicians will be interested in it, though. This explains the limited showings.
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Default Re: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

My understanding is that Jimmy Page is one-quarter Chinese. I got that from a book.
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My understanding is that Jimmy Page is one-quarter Chinese. I got that from a book.
OK, this is making sense. The more pictures I see of him, the more I see it:

http://www.mooncowhq.ch/Shivashakti/...my%20Page!.jpg

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/blog/jimmy-page.jpg

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/sto...oes_jimmy_page

http://www.stevecarawayimages.com/in...view_photo.php

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/mojo_...5732-photo.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_b4_c4O8ZpH...r84_edited.jpg
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I think it's from years and years of being stoned : )
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I think it's from years and years of being stoned : )
I am shocked that you would equate Master Page with the likes of these chinese eysers:

http://boxothoughts.files.wordpress....smoke_ms_5.jpg

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I'd never thought of him as having oriental heritage but now that you've said it, it seems like there is! very surprising.
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Default Re: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

This is something I have wondered about for a while. The other one is John Lennon and when you look at Julian you an realy see the Asian characteristic.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:13 PM
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I never thought about Lennon, but have often wondred if George Harrison wasn't part Asian in some way, as England did have many colonies over that way.

Apparently in Jimmy's case, England's 19th century involvement in China was a two way street.
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