Jimmy Page began his career as a session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he founded Led Zeppelin.

Often viewed by critics and fans as one of the most influential rock guitarists and songwriters ever, Page was described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the pontiff of power riffing & probably the most digitally sampled artist in pop today after James Brown."

In 2010, Jimmy Page was ranked #2 in Gibson's list of "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time." In 2007, he was #4 on Classic Rock Magazine's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes". Rolling Stone ranked Page ninth on their list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003. A two-time honoree in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was inducted as a member of The Yardbirds (1992), and as a member of Led Zeppelin (1995).

In an interview that Page gave to Guitar World magazine, he remarked on his work:

Many people think of me as just a riff guitarist, but I think of myself in broader terms... I would like to be remembered as someone who was able to sustain a band of unquestionable individual talent, and push it to the forefront during its working career.