Jimmy Page has announced the October release of an eponymous autobiography, through Genesis Publications. The 512-page book is a photographic essay featuring 650 photos handpicked by Page from magazines, photographers including Ross Halfin, Kate Simon, Gered Mankowitz, Dominique Tarlé, Pennie Smith, Jim Marshall, and from Page’s own archives. Each one is captioned by Jimmy, who oversaw the structure and design of the book.
Page has also added unseen photographs, memorabilia and reproductions of every one of his passports. Jimmy’s passport stamps were used to verify all tour dates, which are sprinkled throughout the book alongside other memorabilia, including visas, tour schedules and more. “I wanted to make it as thorough as possible,” Page says of the book, which has been two years in the making. “So that meant trawling through all the thousands of files that photographers had taken, and pulling from my personal collection as well. There’s a photo of me playing the guitar by the fire at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage. It’s the most complete document that there’s ever going to be, because of the amount of time that I’ve put into every aspect.” Jimmy Page will be available from bookstores from October; see www.jimmypagebook.com for more info.