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It’s been a long time since I rock-and-rolled…

By John Kelly  

…or less than a month, actually

Following on from yesterday’s rock-birthday greetings, it seems appropriate to congratulate another living legend on refusing to go quietly: Jimmy Page, who today turns 64. Back in 1967, a young McCartney imagined himself renting a “cottage on the Isle of Wight” after reaching this particular milestone. For Page, of course, the last time he rock-and-rolled was in front of 17,000 people in December 2007 in arguably the most-anticipated rock reunion of all time—Led Zeppelin at the London 02 Arena (AKA the Dome).

The group, which surpassed the heights of heavy metal hedonism in…

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