Jimmy Page is an English musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and leader of the popular rock band ‘Led Zeppelin.’ Also a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he began his career as a studio session musician in London. As a young boy, he was greatly impressed by Elvis Presley and started playing the guitar at the age of 12. Though he initially received some lessons, he was largely self-taught. As a teenager, he used to play at local halls and joined the band ‘The Crusaders’ when he was 15. However, an illness forced him to put his musical career on hold, after which he decided to focus on his studies. But he could not distance himself from music for long; he started performing when he was still a student. Within years, he made a name for himself as a skilled instrumentalist, and eventually went on to found the rock band ‘Led Zeppelin’ along with singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band became famous as the progenitor of heavy metal and hard rock and achieved phenomenal success.