Jimmy Page with The Beach Boys - how did I miss this?

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  1. mattright

    mattright Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Savannah, GA

    An odd pairing, but Jimmy seems to be having some fun.................
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  2. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    New to me.

    Looks like Joan Jett guitar and Brian Wilson keytar in the evening clip.
  3. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Jimmy played with the Beach Boys at both of their 4th Of July concerts in 1985. He sat in with the band for 4-5 songs at their daytime show in Philadelphia (which also featured guest appearances by Joan Jett, John Stamos, and Mr. T), then flew with the band to Washington D.C. and sat in on 2-3 more songs at their evening show.

    Jimmy was in the area because he was rehearsing for the upcoming Live Aid concert.
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  4. Yankeefan01

    Yankeefan01 Forum Resident

    Tonawanda, NY, USA
    Wow. Jimmy kind of looked and sounded like Marty McFly in Back to the Future on those solos on Lucille. But yeah, he really looks like he's having a blast.
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  5. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Wait, Jimmy rehearsed for Live Aid?
  6. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    I was there. I believe it was the largest audience to date estimated at 1 million.

    Also included a sit in by openers the Oak Ridge Boys
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  7. Comet01

    Comet01 Forum Resident

    Mr. T?
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  8. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR

    You can see him on the right side during "Surfin' USA".
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  9. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    HE must have been working on an album....?

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  10. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Ask Jimmy and he'll tell it's Phil Collins fault or his guitar tech for tuning issues. Wasn't Jimmy drunk at Live Aid to calm nerves?
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  11. erikdavid5000

    erikdavid5000 Forum Resident

    Looks like someone hit-up a sale at Sears for men's white casual slacks
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  12. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    Wasn't Live Aid more than a week later? They were all in Philly a week in advance to rehearse for a 3 song set?

    For what it's worth, Lucille kind of reminded me of Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode...
  13. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

    You think a week is a long time to rehearse after not playing together for 5 years, playing with a new drummer and on top of that planning to do the gig in front of one of that large of an audience? Most people would say they didn't rehearse long enough....
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  14. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    For professionals to play 3 songs they'd played a thousand times before? Yeah, I think a week was way more than enough time, so I don't buy that they were rehearsing for a week before the event - what is the source for this?
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  15. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Does not play well with fascists or southern rock.

    London, England
    There's a great story involving Carl and Mr T on the flight between the two concerts. I laughed in public very loudly when I read it in Mike's autobiography.
  16. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I missed it, too. Very cool!
  17. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

    LOL, Jimmy getting a bit out there on "Lucille", I bet afterwards Mike was like, "We're never having that guy playing with us again."
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  18. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Arguably, the best thing Jimmy Page has done in the last 32 years!
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  19. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Yeah I've had this boot for almost 20 years. Fun stuff.
  20. DVEric

    DVEric Forum Resident

    :laughup: Southern California fashion hit an all-time low in 1985 -- especially for 60's and 70's rockstars. White slacks and a brown braided-belt pretty much signaled the end of the road for Classic Rock. Poor Mike Love, in 1985 he was roughly 19 years past his prime.
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  21. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Jimmy enjoyed himself so much that he personally stamped autographs for all the Beach Boys and everyone else involved.

    In fact, he tirelessly stamped so many autographs that he had to reink his stamper twice. :D
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  22. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Nah, people can only be "cool" for so long, but being a dork is timeless. :p
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  23. DVEric

    DVEric Forum Resident

    I agree 100% -- but, was there a time Mike Love was cool? :shrug:

  24. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    No, but I never said he was cool .
    I said "people " can be cool but being a dork is timeless . I place Mike solidly in the timeless dork category. :D

    I always keep in mind though ..
    He sang on a zillion hit records, toured the world countless times singing with a band and hung out with the Beatles in India, etc.,.and we didn't .

    So in reality, he's a lot cooler than most of us :laugh:
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  25. DVEric

    DVEric Forum Resident

    Yeah, you're right. I feel a little bad for Mike Love; he will forever be known as the perpetual grouch at the SMiLE sessions. On the other hand, in 1985 he was playing music with Jimmy Page and I was still ringing people's door bell and running -- and there wasn't a girl in sight! That said, he did record Student Demonstration Time, the most un-cool song on Surf's Up. :agree:
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