Led Zeppelin History – June 20

This is post-Led Zeppelin history.

Today in 1988  former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page released a solo album titled Outrider. While Page also has several collaborative albums out, to date this remains his only solo effort. Robert Plant sings on one track (“The Only One”), and the late John Bonham’s son Jason plays drums for the first time on record.

The album reached #26 on the Billboard 200 chart. Years later, Jimmy Page reflected on the album in rather positive terms: “Outrider’s all right. It’s demo-like compared with those overproduced albums that came out at the time. It didn’t do very well – doesn’t matter – but I did tour. I was playing music going right back to The Yardbirds days on that tour.”
Outrider

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