The guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page has recalled the times when he recorded the songs in the compilation album, ‘Hip Young Guitar Slinger‘, with some of his friends and underrated musicians before he founded the band.

Page has disclosed his memory from the pre-Led Zeppelin period when he worked together at the studio with some of the 60s talented figures such as Nico and The Fifth Avenue between 1962 and 1966.

On his latest Instagram post, the iconic guitarist has revealed that in 1965, The Fifth Avenue and Nico both released singles on Immediate Records. Page said that the A-side of The Fifth Avenue release was a version of the Byrds hit ‘The Bells of Rhymney’, which he produced, paired with his own composition ‘Just Like Anyone Would Do.⁣’

Jimmy added that the German singer and actress Nico, who is famous for her roles in Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita, and Andy Warhol’s ‘Chelsea Girls‘, released the Gordon Lightfoot song ‘I’m Not Sayin.’ The B-side was titled ‘The Last Mile‘, which was produced and written by Page. He said that the studio sessions were completed before Nico became part of the rock band The Velvet Underground.

By sharing a beautiful picture of Nico, whose real name is Christa Päffgen, Jimmy Page has commemorated the multi-talented star. Nico, whose career was shaped through different paths, sang for the Velvet Underground’s debut album ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ at the insistence of Warhol.

After the suggestion of her friend Jim Morrison, she started writing her own material. In the 1980s, she toured extensively in Europe and after a concert in Berlin in June 1988, she went on holiday in Ibiza to rest. During her vacation, Nico died at the age of 49 as the result of a cycling accident.

Here is what Jimmy Page said in his latest Instagram post:

On this day in 1965, The Fifth Avenue and Nico both released singles on Immediate Records.⁣

The A-side of The Fifth Avenue release was a version of the Pete Seeger / Byrds hit ‘The Bells of Rhymney’, which I produced, paired with my own composition ‘Just Like Anyone Would Do.⁣’

Nico released ‘I’m Not Sayin’ (the Gordon Lightfoot song, produced by Andrew Oldham) and the B-side was titled ‘The Last Mile‘, which was produced and written by me. I routined with Nico in her mews flat that she had during her stay in London. This was before Nico was to go to New York and become part of the magical Velvet Underground.”

You can see the post below.