Jimmy Page Wanted to Cure Cancer (VIDEO)

Years before Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds or Led Zeppelin and became one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, he was a member of a teenage quarter that played skiffle music (basically, very bare bones rock ‘n roll.) In this video of one of his earliest known performances, Page gives a brief interview to Huw Wheldon, the host of All Your Own, a children’s program  on the BBC.

In response to one of Wheldon’s question, Page offers a candid response about what he dreamed of growing up to be. Hint: not a musician. Turns out Page wanted to be a biologist and do cancer research.

The interview starts at the 2:30 mark.

[Video via openculture.com]

Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

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