Jimmy Page’s first famous guitar was a gift for a job he didn’t take

Before becoming one of the most legendary rock guitarists of all time, Jimmy Page made his mark as a session musician. And he was pretty good at it. Page played on The Who’s first hit single and eventually received two invites to join the Yardbirds. He declined both invitations, but Page received his first famous guitar as a gift when he declined the second time.

Jimmy Page plays a Fender Telecaster during a 1968 concert. Page received his first famous guitar when he turned down an invitation to rejoin the Yardbirds a second time.
Jimmy Page performs during a 1968 concert | Jörgen Angel/Redferns

Jimmy Page turned down two chances to join the Yardbirds

As a session musician, Page played guitar behind a number of notable artists including The Who and The Kinks. His playing was relatively anonymous to fans, but people in the music industry took notice.

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Lindsay Lowe

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