As I mentioned in another Weblog entry, I deem both Jimmy Page and David Gilmour as two of the greatest rock guitarists of the past fifty years. Each time I listen intently to a classic Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin song, I am greatly impressed by the guitar work of each English rock legend. Both artists are true guitar heroes, without whose contribution to rock music would prove inconceivable.
When comparing both Jimmy Page and David Gilmour in terms of virtuosity, I conclude that the amazing guitar solo of David Gilmour (Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb) barely tops Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven)… only by an inch. Nontheless, I equally respect each artists, both of whom exemplify the best of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Why?
Jimmy Page: I first heard Page’s performance as a young lad many years ago on vinyl album, FM radio and cassette. I can attest to the fact he is a top-notch act, despite the crappy Outrider album he released in 1988. What a shame, dude. Isn’t this the same guy who got his first break by touring with the late Jimi Hendrix?
David Gilmour: Gilmour is an adept multi-instrumentalist. He plays lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, harmonica, and recently, the saxophone. The man works harder than the late James Brown.
Page and Gilmour are two critically acclaimed rock guitarists, both of whom are the epitome of the rock and roll music.