Jimmy Page Calls Out Racist Rock Icon Comment


Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page revealed that Little Richard was a victim of a ‘racist’ period in American history, and was forced to be ‘under the radar’ as Elvis Presley sang his songs and became a superstar. Fortunately, African Americans began to gain prominence, with Jimi Hendrix in particular being a pioneer in rock and roll. Jimmy Page made a gross Steven Tyler revelation yesterday.

Page wrote on social media, “On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin played Pirates’ World, which suited our buccaneering spirit. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! When in Miami, the band stayed at the Doral Hotel, which had a cocktail lounge nightclub in the basement. ⁣⁣
I got to hear Little Richard and his band in this club environment and boy were they good. ⁣⁣
It’s Little Richard’s songs that pioneered rock’n’roll. With Elvis singing them, this just went under the radar during a racist period of time.”

He also wrote about an iconic show in Los Angeles, “Led Zeppelin began their North American tour in Vancouver, Canada on 19th August 1971 but started in the US at the LA Forum on this day – this being the first of two nights.

I remember a standing ovation from a good percentage of the audience after Stairway to Heaven – this was quite remarkable as we were touring this material from an album not to be released until three months later.⁣” Jimmy Page revealed earlier this week what he really thinks about Red Hot Chili Peppers.