The iconic guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page has remembered the time when he played with the hard rock supergroup Bad Company while calling the band’s frontman Paul Rodgers a legend.

The great musician Page has revealed one of his memories from 1974 lately. Recalled the day when he performed at the Austin Encore Festival with the newly-signed band back then, Bad Company, Jimmy said he duly got up and had a play seeing them on stage.

He also said that he and the British-Canadian vocalist of the band, Paul Rodgers, became quite close that they teamed up to make some music in the 80s. Met by Peter Grant, who was the manager of both Led Zeppelin and Bad Company at that time, Page admitted that he became quite pally with the members of Bad Company.

Bad Company formed in England, in 1973 by singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, drummer Simon Kirke and later adding bassist Boz Burrell. The band enjoyed great success throughout the 1970s. Their first three albums, Bad Company (1974), Straight Shooter (1975), and Run with the Pack (1976), reached the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US.

After Rodgers quit the band, he and Jimmy Page worked together in the band, The Firm. The British rock supergroup was formed in 1984 featuring Paul as the singer, Jimmy the guitarist, Chris Slade as the drummer, and Tony Franklin the bass player.

During the interviews, Page indicated that the band was never meant to last more than two albums. After the band split, Page and Rodgers returned to solo work while Chris Slade joined AC/DC in 1989 and Franklin teamed up with guitarist John Sykes and drummer Carmine Appice in Blue Murder.

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

On this day in 1974, I played the Austin Encore Festival with Bad Company.

Bad Company were a newly-signed band on the Swan Song label. Peter Grant and I went to see them at the Austin Pop Festival and I duly got up and had a play.

I became quite pally with the members of Bad Company and, in fact, teamed up with the legendary Paul Rodgers to make some music in the 80s.”

You can see the post below.