BP Fallon & Jimmy Page NYC Nov 2014. Photography by & © Bob Gruen
Celebrated rock’n’roll photographer Bob Gruen is always in the right place at the right time.
Jimmy Page was doing a public interview with John Varvatos at the John Varvatos store which is on the site of CBGBs on New York’s Bowery.
Bob Gruen snapped Jimmy and former Led Zeppelin publicist BP Fallon hanging out backstage.
Says Bob: “There are three rules to being a good photographer ~ and the first one is ‘Always carry a camera'”.
Page & Fallon first met in 1966 at MGM’s Elstree Studios outside London when they were both in the “Swinging Sixties” Antonioni film ‘Blow Up’ ~ Jimmy was a Yardbird and BP was an extra in The Yardbirds famous club scene where Jimmy’s fellow-guitarist Jeff Beck smashes his guitar ~ view here:
The Yardbirds ~ with guitarists Jeff Back & Jimmy Page ~ in ‘Blow Up’
Led by remaining Yardbird Jimmy Page, The New Yardbirds were completed by Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham before this stunning new band formed by Jimmy was named Led Zeppelin. BP Fallon became their publicist.
Bob Gruen first came into the Led Zeppelin picture when he photographed the band on tour in America in 1973.
Jimmy Page & BP Fallon eight miles high on Led Zeppelin’s private jetliner ‘Starship’ 1973. Photography by & © Bob Gruen
That timeless iconographic image ~ Led Zeppelin and their plane ‘Starship’ 1973 by & © Bob Gruen