Archive for ‘rock music’

March 6, 2009

Recognize this guy?

Guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame with a 1958 Gibson Les Paul sunburst. Ed Driscoll sent out a Twitter last night directing me to this photo in a guitar-junkie forum. My 16-year-old twin boys both play guitar. One of them has the total ax obsession necessary to look at that photo and, rather than thinking, “Hey, Jimmy Page is aging gracefully,” instead think, “What kind of pickups has he got in that thing?”

Here’s “Kashmir” live:

by Smitty
Commentor Serr8d alluded to Fast Times…, triggering a Rule 5 requirement to decorate the post with a bit of Phoebe-age:

July 20, 2008

The Killer: Jerry Lee Lewis

I was just watching CMT, where they’re showing the 1989 film Great Balls of Fire, with Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis and Wynona Ryder as his cousin/child bride, Myrna. The movie trailer:

Just in case you think that’s a Hollywood exaggeration of the outrageousness of Jerry Lee’s original act, here’s footage of his first appearance on the “Steve Allen Show” in 1957:

The boy was just flat crazy.