Jimmy Page Gives Berklee Commencement Speech

Jimmy Page at Berklee, shot by the Associated PressJimmy Page at Berklee, shot by the Associated Press

Jimmy Page at Berklee, shot by the Associated Press

It’s graduation time, folks.

For those who’ve been toiling away in school the last four years, it’s time to join the work force with the rest of us stiffs.

The other day, the nearly 900 graduates in Berklee’s 2014 class welcomed Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as one of its commencement speakers.

Page was in Boston for the graduation, and Berklee president Roger H. Brown presented him with an honorary doctor of music.

I’d say he deserves it.

Page delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and an estimated audience of more than 4,000 guests at the Agganis Arena.

Page kept it short.

He said, in part:

“Music has so much power across so many avenues, to be in a position to do the thing you’re best at, which is making music, and bringing joy and pleasure to other people, it can’t be much better than that. I wish to pass that on to all of you. Congratulations with your degrees and lots of success in the future.”

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