Well Emily, since you asked: I was 8 or 9 years old. My older brother listened to them, which meant so did I, rabidly & voraciously. They have been embedded in my DNA ever since. My older brother saw them in ‘77 but alas, I was too young. My only regret in life, really. Unless Jimmy decides to change that and go on tour. Speaking of: Happy 70th Birthday Pagey!!
We had a good play that day and it went quite well. Even the first time we’d played together, there’s a feeling when you’re playing whether it’s going to be any good, and it was good – very good indeed. But at that time I had no idea it would achieve what it has.
Celebration Day, the band’s live album from the 2007 O2 Arena concert, has been nominated for Best Rock Album, while their performance of “Kashmir” from the album has made the Best Rock Performance category for the 2014 Grammy Awards.