We just received word that Carol Miller's Get the Led Out syndicated radio show will feature a previously unheard interview with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin conducted by legendary British bandleader Long John Baldry next week. Here are the details we were provided:
The interview was conducted by Baldry in the late Seventies at the peak of Led Zeppelin's popularity. This intimate and revealing interview will be featured on Carol Miller's Get the Led Out radio show during the week of June 14-20, 2010.
"We are very excited to present this classic interview between two British rock legends," commented Producer Denny Somach. "Long John Baldry was an English blues singer who sang with many British musicians, including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts and many others."
Jimmy Page and Long John Baldry (1941-2005) both played in the Cyril Davies R&B All Stars in 1963. Following the death of bandleader Cyril Davies in 1964, Baldry took over as bandleader and namesake, rechristening the outfit as Long John Baldry and His Hoochie Coochie Men. Featuring a young Rod Stewart on vocals, the lineup eventually became the Steampacket, proclaimed by some as the first U.K. supergroup.
Baldry teamed up with Elton John in 1966, then known by his birth name Reg Dwight. Featuring Dwight on keyboards, Baldry's new band was called Bluesology. Dwight later adopted the stage name Elton John as a nod to both Long John Baldry and Elton Dean, Bluesology's alto saxophone player.
In the previously unaired interview, Jimmy Page discusses his early days playing with Cyril Davies, the formation of Led Zeppelin, his first tour as the New Yardbirds, and many other stories.
Carol Miller's Get the Led Out is a programming package of long and short-form features hosted by New York Radio legend Carol Miller. Affiliates are provided a one-hour weekly program and five weekly short features that can double as podcasts, all of which examine the career of the band that is generally acknowledged as the greatest hard rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin.
The program recently celebrated its first anniversary and airs on over 75 radio stations including WAXQ in New York and KLOS in Los Angeles.
Carol Miller is one of the longest-running New York radio personalities, from years at WPLJ and WNEW and currently Clear Channel's WAXQ-FM. She began her career as a rock jock at WMMR, Philadelphia. She has hosted numerous nationally and internationally distributed radio specials and TV like Entertainment Tonight, VH-1 and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Carol has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (her reason for landing in Philly) and a Juris Doctorate from the Hofstra University School of Law. She is an acknowledged expert on Led Zeppelin, and has interviewed the surviving members numerous times over the years.
Official site of the show for more info