While talking to the BBC about the newly released “Scarlet” — the Rolling Stones' recently uncovered 1974 team-up with Jimmy Page — Mick Jagger looked back to some early sessions with the Led Zeppelin crew.
Jagger shed light on when he first crossed paths with the guys in Zeppelin: “Very early on, we're going 10 years before ('Scarlet') — I used to produce records. I did this record 'Out Of Time' for Chris Farlowe (in 1966), which was a very successful record in the early-'60s. Keith (Richards) and I wrote it, and I used to be a producer — it was fun for me. I was sort of learning the trade, so to speak, and it was all played live, of course. And the backing musicians, one of them was Jimmy Page, and he was one of the best session guitarists at the time. He was very young, they used to play chess in between takes, that was their thing.”
Jagger went on to say, “That's how I met Jimmy, and that's how I met John Paul Jones — because he was the bass player. So I knew Jimmy from then, and I knew John Paul Jones from then, and then. . . they made this very successful band.”