Jimmy Page receives honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music

Jimmy PageJimmy Page has received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Led Zeppelin guitar legend said “What a spirit there is here,” in a set of brief comments after receiving his doctoral degree.”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.”

Berklee also presented honorary doctorates this year to R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist Geru Allen and American Music Program youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory. Past honorees have included Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Annie Lennox.

You can watch footage of Page receiving his degree in video footage posted online by the Boston Herald below:

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