Owned much of the property around Loch Ness in Scotland, UK, which was sold off in the 1980s.
As of 1998, he ranks number 15 in the world's 100 richest rock stars with an estimated worth of £55,000,000/$78,000,000 (at the 2009 exchange rate).
Starting out as a studio session hack, his early guitar licks have featured on the recordings of artists such as Donovan, Tom Jones, P.J. Proby, Joe Cocker, Herman's Hermits, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Who, etc. As he was then unable to read music, he was given advice by fellow session guitarist Vic Flick. His work on The Kinks's "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night", along with his indelible licks on early Van Morrison track "Baby Please Don't Go", are legendary.
His guitar solo on Dave Berry's 1964 UK top ten hit "The Crying Game" featured some pioneering use of the wah-wah pedal.
The Gibson EDS-1275 6/12-string doubleneck that he used on live performances of the classic "Stairway to Heaven", and later on "The Song Remains the Same" and "The Rain Song", had to be especially ordered from the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, because it had only been available in the company catalogue from 1962 to 1966. Needless to say, Page's high-profile use of the instrument must have captured the fancy of many a budding picker, as the guitar is still in production today.
Page's fearsome foursome of guitars have included: a 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard; a 1959 Les Paul Standard; a Sixties Danelectro and the Gibson EDS-1275 6/12-string doubleneck.
Page also produced all of the Led Zeppelin albums, re-masters and some boxed sets.
Voted London's greatest guitarist in Total Guitar Magazine's poll of the greatest 12 British guitarists. [July 2001]
Son, James, born in 1988.
Daughter Scarlet, born in March 1971 to his long-time girlfriend, Charlotte Martin (a French model), who is a photographer.
He was the first artist to be immortalised in the British Walk of Fame in London, which honours musical artists. The ceremony took place on August 23, 2004.
December 2005: Awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for his charity work in helping street children in Brazil.
He was an only child. His father was an engineer and his mother worked as a secretary for a physician.
Son named Asher born in 1999.
Winner of the 2005 Q Icon Award.
Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [November 2006]
Reverse echo or re verb is a slightly unusual sound effect created as the result of recording an echo or delayed signal of an audio recording whilst being played backwards. The original recording is then played forwards accompanied by the recording of the echo or delayed signal which is now in reverse. The effect is also commonly used in film, often on the vocal recordings especially in Horror movies. The swelling effect is often used to create tension and intensity, but can also be used for more subtle atmospheric effect. Guitarist Jimmy Page lays claim to the invention of this effect, stating that he originally developed the method when recording the single "Ten Little Indians" with The Yardbirds in 1967.
According to Page, the spelling of "lead" was changed for the band name, Led Zeppelin, because he didn't want the pronunciation to be confused with the word "lead" (as in lead singer.).
When Led Zeppelin first played in Denmark, the Countess Zeppelin (relative of the designer of the famous dirigibles) angrily protested about the use of her family name. To defuse the situation, the band played the Danish shows under the name "The Nobs".
Played rhythm guitar on The Who classic, "I Can't Explain".
Resides in Berkshire, UK.
Performed the soundtrack for the film, Death Wish II (1982).
Rearranged his classic "Whole Lotta Love" for Leona Lewis who performed the song at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Page personally provided his signature guitar backing as Lewis sang atop an ornate podium high above the stage.
(Curr) Active in the ABC Trust, a charity benefiting the street children of Brazil, home of his wife Jimena. His daughter Scarlet is a photographer in the rock 'n roll world and is frequently published in Kerrang!, Q, Revolver, and Guitar World.
Release of the book, "Jimmy Page: Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography" by George Case.
He went to pick up his O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace in London, England for his services to charity. [December 2005]