Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page recently posted a photo with former The Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, who recently had a screening of his documentary ‘The Quiet One’ canceled over resurfaced allegations that he slept with his future wife when she was 14-years old. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren’t in the photo.
“On this day in 2010, I attended the launch party for my book ‘Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page’. There was a launch party at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in the ancient parish of St Giles in London’s West End for the Genesis publication of my first official book; an autobiography in photos and chronological history.
I was told that this was the first time that one of their editions had sold out pre-publication. It gave me an opportunity to meet up with some old band mates, pre-art college, that were featured in the book.
Pictured: JP, Bill Wyman, Sir Peter Blake, Ronnie Wood and Mike McGear”
He also posted, “On this day in 1975, I began the first date of a set of five at the Earls Court Arena in London with @LedZeppelin. This is the first time that a huge back projection screen had been used in England. Quite a number of hours were spent by the production team convincing the Greater London Council that the lasers, which had recently been employed by us on tour in the USA, were not going to cause substantial damage.
It is amusing to look back on this now, because the effect was no more than a laser pen, but from little acorns, mighty oaks do grow!”
Former The Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s documentary ‘The Quiet One’ recently had a screening at the Sheffield Doc/Fest canceled due to resurfaced backlash over Wyman reportedly sleeping with his future wife Mandy Smith when she was only 14 years old. Wyman has always been seen as a quieter member in the band historically, unlike Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
The Guardian reports that Sheffield received dozens of complaints over the planned screening – and subsequent Q&A with Wyman and director Oliver Murray – saying they were giving a platform to an alleged sexual predator.