A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Cl…
Written by megarock on March 13, 2018
A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left.
On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues oriented music.
Within two weeks, the band had a new guitarist, Jeff Beck, and then a little later on they took on future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
When you look at all the bands in Rock and Roll history, very few have ever come this close to having so many legendary guitar players.
Have you ever thought about which version of The Yardbirds you like better, or are you like us and say it doesn’t matter?