Celebrate Jimmy Page’s 70th Birthday With His 20 Greatest Pre-Zeppelin Session Guitarist Tracks

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11. “My Baby Left Me” by Dave Berry (1964)

You may know him for the maudlin mid-tempo oldie “The Crying Game” (which also features Page), but don’t let that fool you; this teen idol could rock. With his unique delivery, Berry arguably takes this Arthur Crudup tune further than the more popular version by Elvis Presley. And Jimmy is no slouch on the lead guitar, either. He’s joined on this record (and many others) by “Big” Jim Sullivan, the most famous session guitarist in Britain at that time, who acted as young Jimmy’s mentor.

 

10. “Tobacco Road” by The Nashville Teens (1964)

That searing string-bending intro was heavy stuff for ’64! Despite their name, the Teens were actually straight outta Surrey, England. Big Jim Sullivan also makes an appearance on this stomper.

 

9. “I’ll Come Running Over” by Lulu (1964)

The 15-year-old Scottish spitfire may have kind of a dorky name, but she gave Van Morrison a run for his money when she covered this Them cut. Years befre achieving fame on both sides of the Atlantic with “To Sir With Love”, Lulu got attention in the UK as a serious soul shouter, burning up Motown hits like “Shout”“Heatwave”, and “Can I Get A Witness” -many with the help of Mr. Page.

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