Jimmy Page may be the Greatest Rock Guitarist of All Time. As a session player, Page played on a huge amount of 60s pop coming out of England. He played on many tracks of artists that we in America dont know about but he played on many tracks that we easily remember. His studio output in 1963 included Brian Pool & The Tremeloes' "Twist and Shout", Heinz's "Just Like Eddie" and in 1964, The Rolling Stones "Heart of Stone", Marianne Faithfull's "As Tears Go By", The Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road", Dave Berry's "The Crying Game", and Lulu's hit "Shout", The Kinks "You Really Got Me" (1964) (although there is a dispute on whether Page or Dave Davies played lead]), the guitar part on Them's "Baby Please Dont Go" (1965), and recorded a lead guitar part on The Who's first single "I Can't Explain", although there is disagreement over whether or not it was used. In 1965 Page was hired by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham to act as house producer for the newly formed Immediate Records label, which also allowed him to play on tracks by John Mayall, Nico, and Eric Clapton. Page also formed a brief songwriting partnership with then girlfriend, Jackie DeShannon. It is estimated that Jimmy Page appeared on 60% of rock music recorded in England between 1963 and 1966. Moving on to the Zeppelin years, Page displays the elements that make up a great guitarist. Soul. Check out You Shook Me on Zeps first album. Then theres I Cant Quit You Baby (Zep I), Bring It On Home (Zep II), Since Ive Been Loving You (Zep III), When The Levee Breaks (Zep IV), In My Time Of Dying (Physical Graffiti) Pickin. White Summer, Black Mountain (Zep I), Candy Store Rock (Presence), Hotdog (In Through The Out Door) Tone. Here is a short list of songs that have tone that most of us would kill for. How Many More Times (Zep I), The Lemon Song (Zep II), Ten Years Gone, Tea For One, (Physical), The Hook. Tell me these hooks dont grab you... Black Dog, Rock And Roll (Zep IV), The Ocean, Dancin Days (Houses Of The Holy), Nobodys Fault But Mine (Presence) Acoustic Chops. Babe, Im Gonna Leave You (Zep I), Ramble On (Zep II), Thats The Way (Zep III), Going To California (Zep IV), The Rain Song (Houses...), Black Country Woman (Physical...) The Epic Ballad. Stairway To Heaven. This song has consistently ranked number one or two in the Greatest Rock Song Of All Time Poll running neck and neck with Freebird. That leads me to Songwriting Ability. Hell, the entire Zeppelin catalog. I know that there are a LOT of stellar guitarists out there. This isnt to take anything away from any of them. They all have their strengths. But, as far as an overall guitarist, Page is the best by far. He may be the Greatest Rock Guitarist of All Time.