Monday, November 7, 2011

VIDEO: Jimmy Page joins Roy Harper in London

Another Jimmy Page live sighting on the weekend, as the guitar legend joined Roy Harper on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The occasion was a celebration of Roy’s 70th birthday, which actually happened on June 12. The show was pre-billed “With special Guest Jonathan Wilson and the odd surprise.”

Guess that makes Jimmy the “odd surprise.”

Page played acoustic guitar on “The Same Old Rock,” a song from Harper’s 1971 album “Stormcock.” There’s some history to the tune: Page played on the original track under the pseudonym of S. Flavious Mercurious.

Of course, Led Zeppelin recorded "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" on Zep III, and Jimmy had some fun with the credits on that one, as well: “Arranged by Charles Obscure” was another pseudonym of Page’s.

With a lengthy career spanning five decades, influencing everyone from Zeppelin to Pete Townshend to Jethro Tull, one of Harper’s most-recognized appearances is as the vocalist on Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” one of the few Floyd efforts to feature guest vocals.

Here’s video from Saturday, as well as some vintage footage of the two playing “The Same Old Rock” back in 1984.

Roy Harper with Jimmy Page – The Same Old Rock
Royal Festival Hall – London, UK – November 5, 2011

Roy Harper with Jimmy Page – The Same Old Rock
BBC – Old Grey Whistle Test - 1984

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