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HIGH LIFE : The (Same) Play's the (Same) Thing

January 16, 1988

The 10 plays that will be produced most often by high schools this year include:

"Arsenic and Old Lace."

"You Can't Take It With You."

"Anything Goes."

"Bye Bye Birdie."

"The Music Man."

According to Dramatics, a magazine for students and teachers published by the International Thespian Society, six of the shows in this year's list also made the Top 10 of 1970-1979.

And the "newest" of the plays listed above first hit the stage in 1960, the oldest in 1934.

--"Today,"

--National Teachers Assn.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

--John Lennon (1940-1980)

"The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting."

--Fran Lebowitz

Jimmy Page, before joining the Yardbirds and forming Led Zeppelin, was one of the hottest guitar players on the London recording scene, according to "The Book of Rock Lists" by Dave Marsh and Kevin Stein. Here are some of the songs on which he served as a session player:

"I Can't Explain," by The Who--Page plays rhythm guitar, doubling Pete Townshend.

"You Really Got Me," by the Kinks--Page played on this and perhaps other tracks from the first Kinks album. Whether it is Page or Kinks guitarist Dave Davies who plays the ground-breaking fuzz-tone solo on the single is a matter of dispute; however, Ray Davies says Page didn't, but did play tambourine.

"With a Little Help From My Friends," by Joe Cocker--Page plays lead guitar.

"Gloria" and "Here Comes the Night," by Them--Page plays second guitar on both.

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