The legendary guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page posted another photo of his ‘on this day’ series on Instagram taken in 1969, however, the fans were more interested in the similarity between Jimmy’s style and the iconic look of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.
As you might know, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, who is one of the most recognizable rock stars of all time, has been pulling off an iconic onstage persona. The well-known style of Slash includes his long black hair and the famous top hat. In a previous interview, Slash actually revealed that he chose to wear the top hat and cover his face with hair because he was nervous in front of crowds.
Recently on Instagram, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page posted another photo of himself as a part of the series he called ‘on this day.’ On the caption of his post, Jimmy stated that the photo was taken in 1969, while he played with Led Zeppelin at Asbury Park.
However, the fans were more interested in another detail in the photo Jimmy posted. As you will see in the photo below, Page had long black hair and wore a hat, which raised the questions about the similarity between his style back then and Slash’s iconic onstage look.
Here’s what Jimmy Page wrote on the caption of his post:
“On this day in 1969, I played at Asbury Park, NJ with Led Zeppelin.
This was the second day of Woodstock and we played Asbury Park. By that time, the city was awash with tales, stories, and rumors of what was happening at the festival.
25 years later, Robert Plant and I recorded and filmed in a Welsh leafy glade ‘No Quarter‘, the title track of the Unledded project.”
We have compiled some of the comments from the fans who claimed that Slash’s iconic look might have been originated from Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page.
A Led Zeppelin fan named Eshaan Daksh wrote:
“Jimmy was Slash before Slash became Slash“
Another fan named João Vaz stated:
“You can see here who Slash was inspired by. Master Jimmy“
An Instagram follower named Carl also commented:
“Maybe Jimmy was the inspiration for Slash. Just throw on a different hat and Slash is born.🤣“
You can see the photo Jimmy Page posted on his Instagram account below.
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On this day in 1969, I played at Asbury Park, NJ with @ledzeppelin This was the second day of Woodstock and we played Asbury Park. By that time, the city was awash with tales, stories and rumours of what was happening at the festival. 25 years later, Robert Plant and I recorded and filmed in a Welsh leafy glade 'No Quarter', the title track of the Unledded project. Photo © Tom Sheehy, 1969