MALCOLM AUSTIN & THE WHIRLWINDS
An obscure Rock’n’Roll band from Epsom, Surrey, featuring founder member of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page who was just 16 and attended Epsom Art College, in 1960.
The band consisted of Malcolm Austin on vocals, Stuart Cockett on rhythm guitar, Tony Busson on bass and a guy called Tom on drums.
In those days local budding musicians would all meet up for a 'jam' session, trying to copy the guitarists and groups of the time.
They only actually played a couple of local gigs in Epsom.
Jimmy, who used a Futurama Grazioso guitar, was always in demand from other musicians, despite his tender years, moving on to backing Neil Christian, Eden Kane, prior to becoming a prolific session man.