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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

jp to be in cork on 10-06-2005

And now for a little Jimmy-watching news for the express purpose of keeping me happy.

Legendary rocker to open Cathedral exhibition:

ROCK LEGEND Jimmy Page confirmed last night that he will be in Cork to launch a celebration of the work of the architect who designed the city’s landmark St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

Mr Page OBE, the former Led Zeppelin guitarist, is a huge fan of English architect William Burges.

The Cathedral is regarded as Burges’s first masterpiece.

More here.

Thick American that I am, I'd never heard of William Burges until I stumbled upon a report in TBL about JP's keen interest in the man; see this post.

I finally tracked down and ordered a copy of the book some months ago and was enchanted with the whimsical work of Mr. Burges; it's pretty easy to see why Jimmy would be an avid collector.

And in more JP-related news, as mentioned in Ross Halfin's Diary earlier today, he accompanied JP, Barry Drinkwater and Peter Makowski to the Classic Rock Awards this evening; AP captured my coveted JP image for the day:

jimmy page at Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 10-04-05

Led Zeppelin lead guitarist Jimmy Page arrives for the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, at the Cafe de Paris, in central London, Tuesday Oct. 4, 2005. (AP Photo / Yui Mok, PA)

both news items and wikipedia entry found via Midnight Moonlight an absolutely awesome Japanese-based Jimmy Page Fanclub!

They are really on top of stuff there. Just wish I could read Japanese. ;-)

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