Backstage at London's Royal Albert Hall last night, as the
psychedelic folk-rock legend Donovan prepared to go on stage, a
woman wheeled a harp hurriedly through a corridor, a Buddhist monk
in flowing robes pressed fake pearls into the hands of passing
strangers and a security radio crackled to life. "When Jimmy goes
on," said a concerned-sounding male voice to nobody in particular,
"it's going to be very, very loud, okay?"
At that moment Jimmy Page - in a black short-sleeved shirt and
black jeans, his shoulder-length gray hair tied in a very small
ponytail - sauntered past, head down. Page, and his black Gibson
Les Paul Custom, had been called into service to help Donovan, his
arranger John Cameron and the London Contemporary Orchestra
recreate his classic 1965 album Sunshine Superman virtually
note-for-note for the thousands who had crammed into the venue.
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