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July 11, 1975

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  • July 11, 1975
    John Paul Jones performs w/ Etta James (Montreux)

    Quote from the Etta James' guitarist, Brian Ray: "After the show we went backstage to hang and I was looking for the Zep guys because as a young lad on my first trip to Europe with Etta James at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival , John Paul Jones was set to play bass for Etta at the fest.. Me, skinny little 19 year old kid with blond hair halfway down my back was the bandleader, teaching Zep's bassist Etta's songs.. Well, at the end of our first rehearsal, who walks in but Jimmy Page and Robert Plant!! Page pulled me aside and asked to play my '57 Les Paul and told me he thought he had met me in a past life [wow!!].. Then they invited me to dinner, Racqlette in a chalet in the Alps.. with Led friggin' Zep!! All this was made better when 2 of my friends from LA had witnessed the show there and came back to LA to tell the stories for me." [Video here: http://youtu.be/uZt1xKtPbUQ]

    John Paul Jones also jammed with Maria Muldaur on July 20th.

     


    Keith Emerson, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Rory Gallagher - Montreux / July 1975

     

July 11, 1975
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John Paul Jones performs w/ Etta James (Montreux)
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Quote from the Etta James' guitarist, Brian Ray: "After the show we went backstage to hang and I was looking for the Zep guys because as a young lad on my first trip to Europe with Etta James at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival , John Paul Jones was set to play bass for Etta at the fest.. Me, skinny little 19 year old kid with blond hair halfway down my back was the bandleader, teaching Zep's bassist Etta's songs..

Well, at the end of our first rehearsal, who walks in but Jimmy Page and Robert Plant!! Page pulled me aside and asked to play my '57 Les Paul and told me he thought he had met me in a past life [wow!!].. Then they invited me to dinner, Racqlette in a chalet in the Alps.. with Led friggin' Zep!! All this was made better when 2 of my friends from LA had witnessed the show there and came back to LA to tell the stories for me."

http://youtu.be/uZt1xKtPbUQ

 

 

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