Producer Eddie Kramer claimed on The French Connection podcast that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page likely played guitar on The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.” Jimmy Page ‘Nearly Sabotaged’ Major Performance.
“I was on the session, I think it was him, I thought it was Jimmy. Jimmy Page says no, so maybe it was Dave [Davies]. In my head, it was him [Jimmy], but you know, it’s a long time ago.
“I know he did play a bunch of stuff on that record [Page played twelve-string acoustic guitar on two tracks], whether it’s rhythm guitar, whether it’s lead… I like to think he did.
“It was a very fun session, I did this session at Olympic in ’67, and it was Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass, and the session was ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man.’
“John Paul Jones was the first of the Zeppelin guys that I’ve met much earlier – because he was always in and out of Olympic. I remember him walking into Olympic, bass over one shoulder, the scores under his right arm, and kind of dragging a B15 in.
“He would go to the conductor’s rostrum – because he would be doing the arrangement for a pop chart – put the score on the conductor’s rostrum, plugged in the bass, and he would take the bass in his hands and literally conduct a 60-piece orchestra with the bass in his hand. It was genius.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.