Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page rated some guitar players out of 10 in a small chat posted on Youtube back in 2016. He is asked if he is a good judge of other guitar playing and he agrees. So the interviewer play snippets of songs on a tablet and Jimmy Page ranks the guitar playing out of 10 without knowing how it is.
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page grades guitar players out of 10:
Muddy Waters guitar playing on “Catfish Blues”
He smiles and say “Is a really good person. Great that is a 10.”
Jimmy Page guitar playing on The Yardbirds “Smile On Me”:
When he realizes that the song that is being played is “Smile On Me”, recorded by him with The Yardbirds, Page smiles and says: “Oh i’m gonna give that an 11 [laughs].
Elliott Randall on Steely Dan’s “Reeling In The Years”
“Oh i know this, that’s cool, i like that one. Steely Dan, classic, that’s got to be 12″
“The thing is i really love all guitar playing. That’s exactly the thing, hearing the guitar when i was a kid and just really appreciating even then. That you know, it’s six strings of an electric guitar but everyone will take on it their caracthers, so they are different. That’s the cool thing about it.”
Watch the complete Jimmy Page interview:
James Patrick Page was born in Heston, 9 January 1944 and is a British musician, music producer and composer who has achieved international success as a guitarist for Led Zeppelin. He began his career as a studio musician in London. In the mid-1960s, became the most sought after session guitarist in England. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1966 until 1968, and later founded Led Zeppelin in 1968.
Page is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists of all time. Rolling Stone magazine placed him on the third position between the”100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.