14 JIMMY PAGE HAD OTHER PLANS
It sometimes seems as if those who become rock deities were always destined for greatness. That was not the case as it pertains to Jimmy Page. While Page was talented enough of a musician to appear on the BBC program All Your Own in 1957, he did not, as a teenager, envision himself as a future music star. Page instead explained that he wanted to work in biological research en route to possibly finding a cure for cancer. We cannot, of course, know if Page would have accomplished that goal had he taken a different journey. We must instead be grateful for the gifts that he and Led Zeppelin left us.