In a recent Instagram post, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has shared one of the rarest photos of Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore, who had been a major inspiration of Jimmy’s early years with guitar playing.

Jimmy has revealed an untold story about his biggest influence for electric guitar, Scotty Moore, and wrote:

“On this day in 1999, I presented a Gibson Guitar to Scotty Moore at Air Studios. Scotty Moore had been a major inspiration in my early transitory days from acoustic to electric guitar.

His character guitar playing on those early Elvis Sun recordings, and later at RCA, was monumental. It was during the 50s that these types of song-shaping guitar parts helped me see the importance of the electric guitar approach to the music.”

You can see the photo which Jimmy shared on Instagram below.

Two days ago, he also shared another untold story about his other band named “The Yard Birds”, and said:

“‘Little Games’ by the Yardbirds was released on this day in 1967. The music featured is the Screen Gem’s demo of ‘No Excess Baggage’ recorded by the band on this album.⁣

In December 2003, the first Riffathon took place in Guildford and was won by Tommy Hubbard. It was a charity event for the ABC Trust.⁣

In 2005, on this day, the second Riffathon was to take place at Hammersmith Palais. Brian May of Queen, the guitarist of The Darkness, Dan Hawkins and I had been asked to judge a number of guitarists as they played their riffs. I thought they might play original material, but the contestants performed versions of songs by Led Zeppelin and Queen. Martin Tomkins was the eventual winner that night.”

Check out the Instagram post below.

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'Little Games' by the Yardbirds was released on this day in 1967. The music featured is the Screen Gem's demo of 'No Excess Baggage' recorded by the band on this album.⁣ ⁣ In December 2003, the first Riffathon took place in Guildford and was won by Tommy Hubbard. It was a charity event for the ABC Trust.⁣ ⁣ In 2005, on this day, the second Riffathon was to take place at Hammersmith Palais. Brian May of Queen, the guitarist of The Darkness, Dan Hawkins and I had been asked to judge a number of guitarists as they played their riffs. I thought they might play original material, but the contestants performed versions of songs by Led Zeppelin and Queen. Martin Tomkins was the eventual winner that night.

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