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Happy 70th Birthday, Jimmy Page

We’ve all got our heroes and one of mine, right near the top of the list, is James Patrick Page. Lots of music has moved me over the years, but it was Jimmy Page’s guitar that captivated me. Other guitarists may have marshaled better “technical skills”, but none were better craftsmen, songwriters, or producers. And none had more of that most elusive and undefinable quality — that magic — that made a guitar howl and moan like a thing possessed. Electric or acoustic, if it had strings he made it sing… and still does. The Power, Mystery, and Hammer of the Gods? That pretty much sums it up.

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