A big hearty Happy Birthday to one of the most gifted set of hands to caress the neck of a guitar. Jimmy Page turns 70 today. A career that has been influential to many promising guitarist. Jimmy Page has created some iconic riffs, produced all of Led Zeppelin's work and co-wrote many of their most famous songs.

Early in his career, Page established him as one of the U.K.'s top session guitarists, playing on well-known recordings by everyone from The Who and The Kinks to Donovan and Petula Clark.  In 1966, he joined the famed blues-rock group The Yardbirds, first as the band's bassist, and eventually replacing Jeff Beck as its lead guitarist.  When The Yardbirds lineup began to fall apart in '68, Page re-formed the band with three very talented new members -- singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham.  The group, of course, soon was rechristened Led Zeppelin.