How 10 Guitar Gods Got StartedChuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and more all had humble beginnings
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Maybe Page was simply meant to play guitar: the Led Zeppelin guitarist claims he first picked up the instrument when his family moved into a new house and he found one that the previous occupants had left behind. In short order, he was teaching himself to play the Elvis Presley and skiffle songs he heard on the radio in 1950s Britain. The rest, of course, is history: session work in London (including on songs by the Kinks and the Who) led to a stint in the Yardbirds before he recruited Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham for what became one of the biggest bands of all time.