On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody r…
Written by megarock on June 16, 2018
On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody realized it at the time. It was on that day, The Yardbirds released their debut LP in the states. The album was titled “For Your Love”. The album was released as The Yardbirds were getting ready for their first US tour. The album is a mix of US-only tracks and previously released singles compiled by The Yardbirds.
“For Your Love” featured three songs from Jeff Beck’s first recording sessions with The Yardbirds: “I’m Not Talking”, “I Ain’t Done Wrong”, and “My Girl Sloopy” (these songs were later released in the UK on the Five Yardbirds EP). Eric Clapton provided the guitar for the remainder of the tracks, which included the three Yardbirds singles (with B-sides) released up to that time and two demos which were not released in the UK until the 1980’s. Clapton, who had left the band four months earlier, is not pictured on the album cover nor mentioned in the liner notes.
53 years ago today, both Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton were released unto an unsuspecting United States. And the best part of it was the sum of the parts, The Yardbirds!
Happy 53rd Birthday to The Yardbirds “For Your Love” LP!!
OK, quick surprise quiz…. who do you prefer…. Clapton, Beck or Page?