Thursday, August 14, 2014

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page announces New York City book signing

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will re-release his photographic autobiography, “Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page”, this fall with two events in New York City, including an in-store book signing.

Due October 14, the book sold-out of its limited-edition run of 2,500 copies upon its initial release in 2010, becoming the fastest-selling book in Genesis Publications' 40-year history.

To launch the re-release, the guitarist will be the featured interview guest for “Jimmy Page In Conversation”, at the Kaufmann Concert Hall on November 3 at 7:30 PM.

The event is sold-out, but you can read up on it here.

Page will then host an in-store book signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble on East 17th Street on November 5 at 7:00 PM -- more details are available here.

With incredible attention to detail, the guitarist has chosen photographs representing the most significant moments in his career: from a schoolboy with a rock-a-billy quiff through his extensive work as a session musician; from The Yardbirds through Led Zeppelin, ARMS, The Firm, Outrider, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant; playing with Roy Harper and The Black Crowes; collaborating with P. Diddy and performing with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Page has officially put pen to paper about his career in this expansive edition. His words take the form of extended captions, which describe and document pivotal moments and events. He has also included visas, photos and stamps from his own passports.

"I've been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin," said Page. "I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey."

"I always like to do something different," he added. "If you're inspired by an idea, really make something of that inspiration. That goes for music, as well as anything else — even putting a book together! To have a photographic autobiography is a totally different way of looking at things, but it does the job very well, and I think it will bring a lot of pleasure to people."

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