One of the fascinating stories I discovered in recent years was how Jimmy Page jumped onstage with a couple of different bar bands in Lake Tahoe back in 1991 while he was there to work on material with David Coverdale for their collaboration together. Versed in the history of all things Led Zeppelin as I consider myself to be, it’s always fun to come across things of which I wasn’t aware.
Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I interviewed guitarists from the two different acts that Page performed with around Memorial Day weekend that year. One of them, The Solid Ground Band, was a one shot deal, while the trio Public Eye was a multi-night affair. It’s hard to imagine being a guitar player and all of the sudden one of the most well-known guitarists in the history of rock and roll not only appears the evening of your show, but agrees to get up and jam.