David Naughton (b. 13 February 1951) is an American actor who starred in the 1981 horror film An American Werewolf in London.
He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He first became widely known as a result of his singing and dancing appearances in Dr. Pepper commercials. He also appeared in the television series My Sister Sam. He is the brother of actor James Naughton.
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He first became widely known as a result of his singing and dancing appearances in Dr. Following a highly successful tour in 1995 to support No Quarter, Page and Plant recorded Walking Into Clarksdale, their first full CD together since 1979. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. The soundtrack to the special was released in 1995 as the CD No Quarter, and in 2004 as the DVD No Quarter Unledded. 13 February 1951) is an American actor who starred in the 1981 horror film An American Werewolf in London. The 90 minute special, dubbed UnLedded premiered to the highest ratings in MTVs history. David Naughton (b. In 1994, Page reunited with Plant for the penultimate performance in MTVs "Unplugged" series.
Source: IMDB. In addition, he also collaborated with director Michael Winner to record the Death Wish 3 soundtrack, released in 1985. Various other projects soon followed such as The Firm, with Paul Rodgers, session work for Graham Nash, Box of Frogs, and Robert Plant, a solo album Outrider, a collaboration with David Coverdale in Coverdale Page, and a live album with The Black Crowes. In 1984, Page recorded with Plant in the guise of The Honeydrippers.
Page then linked up with Roy Harper for an album and tour. Page made a successful return to stage with the ARMS Charity series of concerts in 1983 which honoured Small Faces bass player Ronnie Lane. After Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, Page attempted to form a supergroup with ex-Yes members to be called XYZ however it came to naught. As a result their final studio album (In Through the Out Door) was more heavily influenced by bassist John Paul Jones and singer Robert Plant.
Page and drummer John Bonham would frequently be absent from the recording studio in the band's later years, showing up after songs were already written. This habit would severely affect his later performances with Led Zeppelin, which were often hit-and-miss. In 1976 Page started using heroin. His guitar solo in the famous rock song "Stairway to Heaven" was voted by readers of Guitar World Magazine as the greatest guitar solo of all time.
Page also put to use his bowed playing technique he developed during his session days, and experimented with feedback devices and a theremin. His landmark guitar solo from the song "Heartbreaker" (Led Zeppelin II) has been credited by Eddie Van Halen as the inspiration for Van Halen's trademark 2-hand tapping technique. His use of distorted fuzz guitar ("Whole Lotta Love"), slide guitar ("You Shook Me", "In My Time of Dying"), pedal steel guitar ("Your Time is Gonna Come", "Tangerine"), eastern scales ("Black Mountain Side", "Kashmir"), acoustic guitar ("Gallows Pole", "Bron-Yr-Aur") and recording techniques made Led Zeppelin a prototype for all future rock bands. As a producer, composer and guitarist for the band, he was one of the major driving forces behind the rock sound of that era, with his trademark Gibson Les Paul guitar and Marshall amplification.
Page's past experiences both in the studio and with The Yardbirds was critical in the success of Led Zeppelin in the 1970s. After a handful of shows on their first tour, The New Yardbirds renamed themselves Led Zeppelin. Despite the departure of Keith Relf and Jim McCarty in 1968, Page wished to continue the group with a new line-up. The musical potential of the line-up however was scuttled by interpersonal conflicts caused by constant touring and a lack of commercial success.
Within weeks Page was again offered to join The Yardbirds and at first played bass guitar with the group after the departure of Paul Samwell-Smith, before finally switching to twin lead guitar with Beck when Chris Dreja moved to bass. On May 16, 1966, drummer Keith Moon, bass player John Paul Jones, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, Jeff Beck and Page recorded "Beck's Bolero" in London's IBC Studios. The experience gave Page an idea to form a band with John Entwistle on bass (instead of Jones), however the lack of a quality vocalist and contractual problems sent the project down like a "lead zeppelin". After being invited to replace Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds on March 20, 1965, Page turned down the offer and instead suggested his friend Jeff Beck. It is estimated that Jimmy Page appeared on 60% of rock music recorded in England between 1963 and 1966.
Page also formed a brief songwriting partnership with then girlfriend, Jackie DeShannon. In 1965 Page was hired by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham to act as house producer for the newly formed Immediate Records label, which also allowed him to play on tracks by John Mayall, Nico, and Eric Clapton. Under the auspices of producer Shel Talmy, Page recorded The Kinks "You Really Got Me" (1964) (although there is a dispute on whether Page or Dave Davies played lead), the guitar part on Them's "Baby Please Don’t Go" (1965), and recorded a lead guitar part on The Who's first single "I Can't Explain", although there is disagreement over whether or not it was used. His studio output in 1963 included Brian Poole & The Tremeloes' "Twist and Shout", Heinz's "Just Like Eddie" and in 1964, The Rolling Stones "Heart of Stone", Marianne Faithfull's "As Tears Go By", The Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road", Dave Berry's "The Crying Game", and Lulu's hit "Shout".
After brief stints with the band Micky Finn, and Carter Lewis and The Southerners, Page committed himself to full-time session work. His first session for the label was the recording "Diamonds" by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan which went to Number 1 on the singles chart in 1963. It wasn't until an offer from Mike Leander from Decca Records that Page was to receive regular studio work. He was spotted one night by John Gibb of The Silhouettes, who asked him to help record a number of singles for EMI, "The Worrying Kind" and "Bald Headed Woman".
While still a student, Page would often jam on stage at the Marquee with bands such as the Cyril Davis All Stars, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated and with guitarists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. Living from out of the back of a van and intermittent wages however, led Page to take up a totally different focus in painting at Sutton Art College in Surrey. Page was then asked by Neil Christian to join his band, The Crusaders, which gave him his first taste of touring life and an appearance on a November 1962 single, "The Road to Love". After graduating from school with an initial aim to work as a lab assistant, Page’s love of the guitar saw him switch to playing for Beat poet Royston Ellis before joining his first band, Red E Lewis and The Red Caps.
At the age of 14, Page appeared on ITV's Search For Stars talent quest programme. King. Page's musical tastes however also encompassed acoustic folk playing particularly that of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, and the blues sounds of Elmore James and B.B. The Presley song "Baby Let's Play House" was an early favourite on his first electric guitar, a second hand 1949 Gibson.
His early influences were rockabilly guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton, who both played on recordings made by Elvis Presley, and Johnny Day who played guitar for The Everly Brothers. Jimmy Page began learning guitar when he was 12. His father was an industrial personnel manager and his mother a doctor's secretary. Page was born in the north London suburb of Heston in Middlesex.