Jimmy Page Prepares Autobiography

It's a 'photographic essay'...
Jimmy Page artwork

One of rock's most iconic acts, Led Zeppelin's decision to investigate their back catalogue has caused no small measure of excitement amongst fans.

With rumours of a potential reformation still dogging the group, their profile has rarely been so high since their 1980 split.

Now Jimmy Page has confirmed plans to publish his autobiography. A personally curated selection of intimate photographs, the guitarist has captioned each shot. Containing more than 600 photographs, the book is set to land this October.

Introducing the tome, Jimmy Page said: "I’ve been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin. I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey."

"It was important to include every milestone along the way, so people who were fans of the music have got a real testament of the times" he continued. "The tour schedules, passport stamps, working visas and memorabilia really make up a complete picture, which just keeps unfolding as you turn each page of the book."

Covering his entire career, the book opens with Page as a choirboy and finishes with his current endeavours. "You see this young man growing, from when I’m a choirboy – and took my guitar along to see if I could tune it up from the organ – right through to almost yesterday."

Finishing, Jimmy Page said: "I always like to do something different – if you’re inspired by an idea, really make something of that inspiration. That goes for music, as well as anything else – even putting a book together! To have a photographic autobiography is a totally different way of looking at things, but it does the job very well and I think it will bring a lot of pleasure to people."

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