The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds

I’m sure you all know who The Yardbirds are, but here’s the Wikipedia description, just in case..

The Yardbirds are an English rock band that had a string of hits in the mid-1960s, including “For Your Love”, “Over Under Sideways Down” and “Heart Full of Soul”. The group is notable for having started the careers of three of rock’s most famous guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, all of whom were in the top five of Rolling Stone’s 100 Top Guitarists list (Clapton at No. 2, Page at No. 3, and Beck at No. 5).

A blues-based band that broadened its range into pop and rock, the Yardbirds had a hand in many electric guitar innovations of the mid-1960s, such as feedback, “fuzztone” distortion and improved amplification. Pat Pemberton, writing for Spinner, holds that the Yardbirds were “the most impressive guitar band in rock music”. After the Yardbirds broke up in 1968, their lead guitarist Jimmy Page founded what became Led Zeppelin.

The bulk of the band’s most successful self-written songs came from bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith who, with singer/harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja, constituted the core of the group. The band reformed in the 1990s, featuring McCarty, Dreja and new members. The Yardbirds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. They were included in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.

Read the full Wikipedia page here: The Yardbirds Wikipedia Page

Other links:

The Yardbirds Website

The Yardbirds Website (US)

Sounds of The Yardbirds:

THE YARDBIRDS – ROGER THE ENGINEER (ALBUM)

TRACKLIST:

Lost Women
Over, Under, Sideways, Down
The Nazz Are Blue
I Can’t Make Your Way
Rack My Mind
Farewell
Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Psycho Daisies
Hot House Of Omagararshid
Jeff’s Boogie
He’s Always There
Turn Into Earth
What Do You Want?
Ever Since The World Began

THE YARDBIRDS – HAVING A RAVE UP (ALBUM)

TRACKLIST:

You’re A Better Man Than I
Evil Hearted You
I’m A Man
Still I’m Sad
Heart Full Of Soul
The Train Kept A-Rollin’
Smokestack Lightning
Respectable
I’m A Man
Here ‘Tis

FYI – Above is the original album tracklist, but on this video there are some ‘bonus tracks’ after the album tracks, I’ll let you find out what they are for yourselves..

Sounds of Cream/Eric Clapton:

CREAM – DISRAELI GEARS (ALBUM)

TRACKLIST:

Strange Brew
Sunshine Of Your Love
World Of Pain
Dance The Night Away
Blue Condition
Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Swlabr
We’re Going Wrong
Outside Woman Blues
Take It Back
Mother’s Lament

B B KING AND ERIC CLAPTON – RIDING WITH THE KING (ALBUM)

TRACKLIST:

Riding With The King
Ten Long Years
Key To The Highway
Marry You
Three O’Clock Blues
Help The Poor
I Wanna Be
Worried Life Blues
Days Of Old
When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
Hold On I’m Coming
Come Rain Or Come Shine

Sounds of Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page:

LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN II (ALBUM)

Whole Lotta Love
What Is And What Should Never Be
The Lemon Song
Thank You
Heartbreaker
Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck (She’s A Woman)
Ramble On
Moby Dick
Bring It On Home

Sounds of Jeff Beck:

JEFF BECK – WIRED (ALBUM)

Led Boots
Come Dancing
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Head For Backstage Pass
Blue Wind
Sophie
Play With Me
Love Is Green

JEFF BECK – BLOW BY BLOW (ALBUM)

You Know What I Mean
She’s A Woman
Constipated Duck
Air Blower
Scatterbrain
Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
Thelonius
Freeway Jam
Diamond Dust

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