Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing the first time he ever listened to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan, in 1965 and praised him for his performance referring to it as ‘life-changing.’
As you may already know, Bob Dylan is widely regarded as one of the best songwriters of all time and has been influencing the music industry for more than five decades. According to most of the authorities, there is no other songwriter like him when it comes to the amount of work Dylan had accomplished.
Dylan started his career with 60’s protest anthems yet he has many iconic songs that carry different themes and genres like ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ ‘Tangled Up in Blue,’ and ‘Just Like a Woman.’
Jimmy Page recently shared a post on his official page dedicated to Bob Dylan, since Page’s career started around the ’60s, it’s no surprise he was also a fan of Dylan and had the opportunity to see him in his early days.
Page revealed that he first saw Bob Dylan perform way back in 1965 in Albert Hall and stated that it was a life-changing experience and Dylan mesmerized his audience with his performance.
He also stated that, in 2013, Page saw him performing at the same place after nearly five decades with his long-term girlfriend Scarlett Sabet and the experience was intoxicating.
Here is what Page said:
“On this day in 2013, I watched Bob Dylan at the Albert Hall.
In May 1965 I experienced the genius of Bob at the Albert Hall. He accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and cascaded images and words from such songs as It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) and She Belongs To Me to a mesmerized audience. It was life-changing.
In 2013, Bob Dylan played at the Albert Hall again – this was the first of three nights – when he would feature songs from his latest album Tempest and some re-arranged earlier material including She Belongs To Me and Tangled Up In Blue. It was intoxicating. I attended this concert with poet Scarlett Sabet.”
You can see the Instagram post below.