Jimmy Page receives honorary doctorate

PTI| Last Updated: May 12, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

Los Angeles: English rock band Led Zeppelin's legendary guitarist Jimmy Page received an honorary doctorate degree in music at Boston's Berklee College of Music.

The 70-year-old musician 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, reportedly.

"What a spirit there is here. Music has so much power across so many avenues," Page said in his brief remarks after receiving the degree at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

"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," he added.