Jimmy Page Before Led Zeppelin: 20 Great Sixties Session Songs

Delve into the guitar great's sideman career with this comprehensive playlist, featuring the Stones, Bowie, Donovan and many more

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Nashville Teens, "Tobacco Road" (1964)

Despite what their name might suggest, the Nashville Teens actually sprung out of Page's own hometown of Surrey, England, in 1962. The group cut its teeth early on as many bands of that era did, by backing up big-name American acts like Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins on their tours of Europe. (They can actually be heard on Lewis' seminal album Live at the Star Club released in 1964.) Naturally, the Teens decided to strike it out on their own shortly thereafter and scored the biggest hit of their career with this song, their first single, that same summer with a little help from Page, who was brought in by his future Yardbirds manager-producer Mickie Most to supply the track's signature string-bending riff.

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