Jimmy Page honored by the Queen of England?! too cool!  

Sorceror07 54M
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12/14/2005 12:54 pm

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Jimmy Page honored by the Queen of England?! too cool!

The Associated Press

LONDON -- Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page went to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from Queen Elizabeth II – but the award was for his work with poor Brazilian children rather than his music.

The 61-year-old rocker said he was overwhelmed to be given the accolade, recalling how he first became involved with Brazilian children in 1994 when fighting broke out between street gangs while he was in Rio de Janeiro promoting an album.

"At that time in Rio the sun wasn't shining. The army was going into the favelas (shantytowns) and I heard about the plight of the street children," Page told reporters.

He joined forces with the British charity Task Brazil and set up a safe house which has so far supported more than 300 children.

"I think when you're faced with a plight that's inescapable, and there's something you can do about it, you hope you can make a difference," he said.

Task Brazil offers medical and psychological support, food, clothing and job training for street children.

Page was a member of the 1960s band The Yardbirds before helping to set up Led Zeppelin.

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i can't freakin believe that he's wearing a COAT & TIE! ...so i guess we also need to call him Commander Page now. *roflmao!*

actually, growing up, page was my idol... i credit him unofficially with teaching me the guitar, at age 14 i played led zep II thousands of times and played my guitar to the stereo on it... faithfully and painstakingly learning every riff, every chord, every chop, every solo note for note. then i did the same with zep 1, 3, & 4. some were easy, some were impossibly hard.

if i could give him a medal, i would... he started me down the path for me to become the musician i am today. but i wouldn't make him wear a freakin suit for it lol!

funny cooincidence... look at the photo icon on the blog i posted yesterday

...That which does not kill me merely pisses me off!...

tillerbabe 55F

12/14/2005 11:50 pm

I LOoooove Jimmy Page....listening to Zepplin always makes me wanna FUCK!

silkysmoothlegs3 105F

12/15/2005 3:42 pm

makes me wanna fuck too
silky is being bold
but tiller is too lol
love silky xxxxxxxxxx

Sorceror07 54M

12/15/2005 5:25 pm

damn, i wish i was jimmy page! lol! funny thing... my father looks exactly like him, only without the hair lol!

...That which does not kill me merely pisses me off!...

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/16/2005 11:46 am

Swan Song/Evening, Fall of Day by william Blake/ The Hermit........many of the things I love come from Jimmy Page. Including Robert Plant's um....suprise package in "The Song Remains the Same". WOW!

Sorceror07 54M

12/16/2005 10:03 pm

st li... ahh, that's STILL my favorite music video performance, outstanding

...That which does not kill me merely pisses me off!...

Sister_Act_4_You 38F/38F

12/23/2005 11:23 am

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