Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page revealed how teen girls ‘invaded’ the stage when The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards shredded on guitar and Mick Jagger wailed on vocals during a legendary 1966 tour. Jimmy Page unloaded on an awful Eric Clapton insult yesterday.
“On this day in 1966, I played with the Yardbirds at the Royal Albert Hall on The Rolling Stones tour.
The first half opened with Long John Baldry, then the Ike & Tina Turner Review closed the first half. I was playing bass primarily but got to play guitar with Jeff for a couple of numbers with Chris Dreja crossing over to bass.
This was a wild show with teenage stage invasions for The Yardbirds and mobbing for the Stones. Apparently Michelangelo Antonioni attended this concert and decided on The Yardbirds to appear in his forthcoming film ‘Blow Up’.”
Keith Richards was savagely disrespected a few days ago by a famous actor. Jimmy Page recently told Uncut magazine about the claim made in a Charlie Rose interview that Led Zeppelin was the best band in the world, which Robert Plant scoffed at. Page said, “If you are a young musician and you want to hear how a band works well together, then we’re a pretty good blueprint. John [Paul Jones] and me. Robert and me. John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
Every combination of the quartet could bring something special. Robert probably said, ‘Oh, well, there were a lot of great bands,’ to that interviewer because that is the gentlemanly reply. And I agree with him: there’s a lot of absolutely fantastic music out there made by lots of different artists. But when you are talking about rock ‘n’ roll alchemy, I had to say what I thought. We were the best.” Robert Plant made an eerie death prediction a couple of weeks ago.