Led Zeppelin’s founder and legendary guitarist, Jimmy Page, recently posted a photo from 2013 on his Instagram account and recalled the time when he visited Berlin to attend the 21st anniversary of the Echo Awards, and Led Zeppelin was awarded the ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award.’
In comparison to his fellow rockstars who use their social media accounts to announce their latest projects or express their views on various matters, Jimmy Page prefers to use his Instagram account to share memories from years ago and tell stories that have been rarely told before.
In his recent Instagram post, he recalled the day when Led Zeppelin attended the 21st anniversary of the Echo Awards in Berlin which were held by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie. During this event, Led Zeppelin was awarded the ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award.’ The award was already prestigious by itself but what made it even more special for Jimmy Page was that it was the first time that a band was given that award.
In the caption of his post, he said that during their stay, they were also honored by Warners Germany as Led Zeppelin received ‘the most amazing awards’ for the sales of the band’s iconic album ‘Celebration Day‘ and applauded Warners Germany for their hospitality and the beautiful artworks which they had created to honor the band.
Here’s what Jimmy Page said in the caption of his recent post:
“On this day in 2013, I went to Berlin in Germany to the Echo Awards. The first one of which was in 1992 held by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie and on this, the 21st anniversary, they kindly awarded Led Zeppelin the ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award.’ This was the first time that any group had received this award.
During our stay, Warners Germany gave us the most amazing awards for the sales of ‘Celebration Day’ where they had made large formats of the Shepard Fairey artwork in a 3D presentation with LED lights along the Thames embankment – I have to say it was pretty impressive. The picture features the Cinderellas, John Paul Jones, and myself.”
Click here to check out the photo that Jimmy Page posted on his Instagram account.