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Thursday 28 August 2014

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page honoured

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page speaks at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (AP)

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honoured with a doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Jimmy delivered the commencement address to nearly 900 graduates of the private college known for its music programme, telling them that their love of music will sustain them through the unexpected twists and turns that lie ahead.

The school also presented honorary doctorates to Motown and R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist and educator Geri Allen, and American Music Programme youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory.

Jimmy was the guitarist for the English band that fused blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll for a new hard rock sound in the 1970s. It disbanded in 1980.

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