James Patrick Page was born on this day in 1944 in west London. The future Led Zeppelin guitarist was inspired by recordings he heard out of Memphis,Chicago and other US cities steeped in R&B and Blues.
Another whose name is linked to guitar greatness was born on 1/9 was Les Paul (1919). Dave Matthew arrived on this date in 1967. Van Halen greeted the New Year with the album named for it - 1984, and
Rush released A Show Of Hands on 1/9/1989.