Yardbirds

52 years ago today, The Yardbirds played a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco: (Any of you there that night?) Here is a great story about The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Marshall Amplification as told by the manager of the band Simon Napier-Bell: FILMORE WEST, 1966… "Shortly after the Yardbirds filmed Antonioni’s guitar-smashing scene […]

49 years ago tonight, The New Yardbirds played their first show. We were going to write about it, but a friend sent us this. In case you didn't know, The New Yardbirds was the band that was formed when The Yardbirds split. One of the guitarists decided to honor some contracts that were in place. […]

Just a few minutes ago, we told you about a show The Yardbirds on Aug. 23, 1966 in the Casino on Catalina Island (Just off the coast of So. California). It was one of the few shows that had both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck in the line up. The cost for the show was […]

The Yardbirds released their LP “Over, Under, Sideways Down” on Aug. 8, 1966. The album had been released as “The Yardbirds” (better know as ‘Roger The Engineer”) in the UK. The original American versions of this album had a completely different album cover and name as the song “Over Under Sideways Down” was already a […]

On July 15, 1966, The Yardbirds released their 3rd studio LP. It was know by different names. In the UK, the title was officially “Yardbirds”, but is better known as “Roger the Engineer”. In the U.S, France and Germany, it was called “Over, Under, Sideways Down”. The UK album had a drawing by Chris Dreja […]

There must be something about July 7th…. On July 7, 1968, The Yardbirds broke up which led Jimmy Page to form The New Yardbirds, who would later become better known as Led Zeppelin. 12 years later, on July 7, 1980, Led Zeppelin performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Eissporthalle in West […]

The Yardbirds scored their first top ten single in the US on July 3, 1965 when their song “For Your Love” peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. “For Your Love” was written by Graham Gouldman who went onto fame in 10cc. The song was recorded while Eric Clapton was one […]

On June 21, 1966, The Yardbirds played their last show at London’s Marquee Club. But, this was also the first time that Jimmy Page played live with the band. With Jeff Beck playing lead, Jimmy did this show as the bands bass player. Here is a picture from that show 52 years ago tonight. Where […]

On June 20, 2008, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became Dr. Page. Here is the story from the school: The University of Surrey is proud to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of the University to Jimmy Page for services to the music industry. The award was made on Friday, June 20 […]


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