One of the most talented musicians in the world, Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page has revealed a big milestone about his career and rock music history via his official Instagram account.

In 1967, The Yardbirds made a huge concert for their fans in Singapore. After the concert, he met a guy who is the brother of his friend. He was older than Jimmy and he was serving the British army in Singapore.

After Jimmy Page saw his face, he reminded that Jimmy was so close to had been to conscription. As Jimmy said, if this would have happened, it would change dramatically the British fashion and rock music industry.

Here is what Jimmy Page captioned:

“On this day in 1967, en route to Australia, The Yardbirds played at the National Theatre in Singapore.⁣

The National Theatre is in fact an open-air venue and there was a stage fronted by curtains, which we duly set up behind, and eventually it was time to play. The curtains opened to reveal the Yardbirds to the Singapore audience and we were greeted by males and females, all screaming. It was clear that they were still in the Beatles era and the screaming continued for the majority of the set.⁣

It was after this show that I met a brother of a friend of mine from Epsom. He was only a couple of years older than me and he was serving in the British army over there. It really brought home to me how close I and my peers had been to conscription, and if that had continued it would have dramatically changed the face of British fashion, rock and pop music, and the ensuing culture. The Yardbirds stayed at the wonderful Raffles Hotel.”

A fan named Thomas McCullagh added this comment:

“If you were drafted zepplin may have never been. that’s a close one!”

Another fan named Dale Lamarca said:

“Very lucky for British young men and the world.❤️”

You can check the post below.

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On this day in 1967, en route to Australia, The Yardbirds played at the National Theatre in Singapore.⁣ ⁣ The National Theatre is in fact an open-air venue and there was a stage fronted by curtains, which we duly set up behind, and eventually it was time to play. The curtains opened to reveal the Yardbirds to the Singapore audience and we were greeted by males and females, all screaming. It was clear that they were still in the Beatles era and the screaming continued for the majority of the set.⁣ ⁣ It was after this show that I met a brother of a friend of mine from Epsom. He was only a couple of years older than me and he was serving in the British army over there. It really brought home to me how close I and my peers had been to conscription, and if that had continued it would have dramatically changed the face of British fashion, rock and pop music, and the ensuing culture. The Yardbirds stayed at the wonderful Raffles Hotel.

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