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Jimmy Page reveals his admiration of Leona Lewis
Led Zepplin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed performing with Leona Lewis was one of the highlights of his legendary career.
Jimmy Page says performing with Leona Lewis was one of the highlights of his career.
The Led Zepplin guitarist was asked to name the greatest moment of his professional life outside of the band and he cited performing with the London-born songstress at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, when they sang ‘Whole Lotta Love’.
Jimmy, 70, explained: “I’d be very sincere if I said that doing the Olympics [Beijing, 2008] with Leona Lewis was phenomenal. She’s really plucky, she’s superb, and she sang ‘Whole Lotta Love’ brilliantly.
“We managed to do the full length of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ – it wasn’t edited – and she sang it beautifully. It was so cool the way she approached it.”
Speaking to Uncut magazine, he added: “For that audience, and the fact we didn’t f**k it up… we’re really going to do this and we’re going to do it proud. That was important. It was a Led Zeppelin number but it took on another persona. I was proud to be able to play that riff for the handover.”
Jimmy acknowledged choosing the moment as his greatest achievement would “surprise everyone”.