Jimmy Page Plays With Black Crowes
Jimmy Page joined the Black Crowes on stage in London last night (Wednesday, July 13).
The guitar legend came on during the band’s sold-out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to play Shake Your Money Maker. And here’s the proof.
Page and the Crowes are old friends, of course. They did two shows together in October 1999, and these were recorded for the 2000 album Live At The Greek.
Classic Rock‘s Neil Jeffries was standing sideways at the gig holding a Box Brownie. Check out Neil’s pic (and his take on the evening’s events) below.
Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page brought the house down at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday night when he reunited with the Black Crowes for their encore.
The appearance of Page, now 67, dressed all in black with his white hair tied back in a short ponytail, drew an emotional roar of recognition from the already well-satisfied Empire crowd who had just seen the Crowes play two sets approaching three hours at what was their last UK appearance before going on hiatus.
As the crowd surged closer to the front and a forest of cameras and phones were raised to record the event, JP, chewing determinedly, took his place in front of Steve Gorman’s drumkit.
Then, shouldering a sunburst Gibson Les Paul, he and the band romped through a high-energy cover of the Elmore James classic Shake Your Money Maker, made famous by Fleetwood Mac on their 1968 debut album.
The song was also one of the few non-Zeppelin songs to feature on the 1999 Live At The Greek album recorded by Page and the band after a two-night stint at the famous LA theatre.
Shake Your Money Maker was, of course, also used as the title for the Crowes’ debut album back in 1990.
– Neil Jeffries