Led Zeppelin’s phenomenon guitarist Jimmy Page has praised Jeff Beck’s legendary album “Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck’s Bolero”, which was released on March 10th, 1967.

He also shared a little-known story about that album on his Instagram page, and wrote:

“After the split in The Yardbirds following the American tour, Simon Napier-Bell (the then current manager) had decided to do a deal with Peter Grant under the umbrella of ‘Mickie Most’ productions.

With Jeff Beck now having a solo career, the first single that he released was ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ with Mickie producing.
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The B-side was ‘Beck’s Bolero’ which had been recorded sometime earlier, when Simon Napier Bell had considered that The Yardbirds could make solo records. The session for ‘Beck’s Bolero’ was at IBC Studio in London, the engineer was Glyn Johns, Jeff was on lead guitar, myself on electric 12-string, Keith Moon on drums, John Paul Jones on bass and Nicky Hopkins on piano.

Keith Moon played with such ferocity that he broke an overhead microphone and hadn’t realised that he had done so it until the bits were bouncing up and down on his drums. It was a really good choice by Jeff to put this on the B-side of ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’.”

You can see the Instagram post below.

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#OnThisDay in 1967, Jeff Beck released Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck's Bolero. ⠀⠀ After the split in The Yardbirds following the American tour, Simon Napier-Bell (the then current manager) had decided to do a deal with Peter Grant under the umbrella of ‘Mickie Most’ productions. With Jeff Beck now having a solo career, the first single that he released was ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ with Mickie producing. ⠀⠀ The B-side was ‘Beck’s Bolero’ which had been recorded sometime earlier, when Simon Napier Bell had considered that The Yardbirds could make solo records. The session for 'Beck’s Bolero' was at IBC Studio in London, the engineer was Glyn Johns, Jeff was on lead guitar, myself on electric 12-string, Keith Moon on drums, John Paul Jones on bass and Nicky Hopkins on piano. Keith Moon played with such ferocity that he broke an overhead microphone and hadn’t realised that he had done so it until the bits were bouncing up and down on his drums. It was a really good choice by Jeff to put this on the B-side of 'Hi Ho Silver Lining'. ⠀⠀ 📸 by Clive Arrowsmith, 1971

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