Jimmy Page Recalls How Their ‘Man In Toronto’ Became One Of The First People To Capitalize From Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page made another ‘on this day’ session by sharing a new post on his official Instagram account.

In the post, Jimmy remembered the day when he get on the stage of The Rock Pile, Toronto, with Led Zeppelin and said that there was a journalist who promoted the band there with an unauthorized book, Ritchie York.

Ritchie is an Australian author and journalist who passed away in 2017 at the age of 73. In his career, he released two books about the iconic band, ‘The Led Zeppelin Biography’ and ‘Led Zeppelin: The Definitive Biography.’

Back in 1969, Ritchie released an unauthorized book, Led Zeppelin: Fast Becoming Cream of the Crop, and according to Jimmy Page, this is why Ritchie was one of the first people to capitalize from Led Zeppelin.

Here is what Jimmy Page wrote:

On this day in 1969, I played at The Rock Pile, Toronto, with Led Zeppelin.

This was Toronto’s premiere rock gig. We were to play Toronto a number of times and local DJ and journalist Ritchie York was our man in Toronto. He was one of the first people to capitalise from Led Zeppelin by writing an unauthorised book.”

You can check out the post by clicking here.