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My brother, the rocker, clarifies the Jimmy Page comment from the previous item: the problem is that Page's left and right hands no longer worked so well together. Apparently that's a plus among geetar-strummers, when one hand knows what the other is doing. [For some fans, of course, Page is a god walking the Earth, as today's Style valentine makes clear.] Page, he says, was a musical genius and innovator but never quite the virtuoso that Jimi Hendrix was, and was known for occasional sloppy playing. Nonetheless, Kevin reports, he easily makes the Big Five when it comes to guitar gods:

Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck
Johnny Winter

I'm pretty sure that's not ranked in order, since Johnny was always his favorite.



I'll post some material later this morning about my Fred Thompson story, part of a series of a stories The Post is doing this week on the presidential candidates.

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 12, 2007; 8:35 AM ET
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