Jimmy Page on Hotel Room Chair, 1975

Submitted by Jack, Image credited to Neal Preston, 1975 (Corbis)

Although Led Zeppelin is often thought of as a pretty ‘masculine’ band, I think Jimmy Page in particular pushed gender boundaries more often than not. His long hair, blend of male and female clothing, mannerisms, and androgynous figure all contribute to a delightful sense of ambiguity. I love this picture of him from 1975 – he doesn’t look particularly male or female, but he does look like himself.

Posted by on September 3rd, 2010 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 9 comments »

9 Responses to “Jimmy Page on Hotel Room Chair, 1975”

  1. Jay

    I didn’t comment on this right away, but I’m really loving this picture!


  2. Chris

    You should read Susan Fast’s book on Led Zeppelin, IN The Houses Of The Holy. She examines gender signifiers in the band’s music and presentation at length.


  3. h

    Jimmy Page is adorable.


  4. Kat

    I love how Led Zeppelin produced some seriously mighty rock at the same time created some of the most gentle and ethereal music I’ve ever heard. It’s all so indescribably beautiful.


  5. Jimi

    Jimmy Page is the greatest musician of all time


  6. lupe

    jimmy page was gorgeous and an amazing musician i would marry him on the spot


  7. can't-quit-you-jimmy

    oh i love you jimmy!!! he was a great guitarist and so hot <3<3<3<3


  8. Vallin SFAS

    You can see from my Icon that I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN!


    Vallin SFAS replied:

    And I remember when this picture would have been taken, as I began playing guitar in public in 1975.


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