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The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds Featuring Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds Featuring Jeff Beck

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, March 1976

STRANGELY ENOUGH, the thing that hits you first about these albums is not so much the excellence of the two gentlemen named in the titles ...

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The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty (2010)

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, November 2010

Yardbird Jim looks back at the halcyon days of 'Shape of Things' – the songwriting, the guitarists Clapton, Beck and Page and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 12mb, total interview length: 26' 15" sound quality: * (phoner)

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The Yardbirds: The Blueswailers With The Mod Appeal

Profile by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, May 1964

ALTHOUGH THE Sunday Telegraph insisted that the Yardbirds were called the Yardsticks, and also claimed they were public school boys it doesn't seem to have ...

'We Nearly Packed It In' said The Yardbirds to Peter Jones

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1964

"WE WERE as low as we could be. Our lead singer was desperately, dangerously, ill — in fact, he nearly died. When we heard he ...

The Yardbirds: Yardbirds Don't Like Own Hits

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, June 1965

IN THE middle of a field in Windsor sat Yardbirds' vocalist Keith Relf dressed as an Elizabethan page with plumed hat and a huge silk ...

Yardbirds Question Time

Interview by Keith Altham, NME, July 1965

THE YARDBIRDS were in no mood for pulling punches when I called on them in their dressing room at the Ready, Steady, Go studios in ...

Yardbirds Wail!

Report and Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, October 1965

Britishers Play For BEAT At A Party ...

Yardbirds Split!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, March 1966

THE YARDBIRDS ARE to split – but only on disc! In the group's dressing room at Ready, Steady Go last Friday I spoke with manager ...

With Who And 'Birds At Paris Allez-Oop!

Report by Keith Altham, NME, April 1966

READY, Steady, Allez-oops, from the Locomotive in Paris last Friday, was largely held together by the efforts of the Who and the Yardbirds, who were ...

The Yardbirds: Why I Left and Why I Joined

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, July 1966

"I'M A BIT TOO old at twenty-three for all those screaming kids leaping about. I don't really think I'll be missed in the group – ...

The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds (Columbia)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, July 1966

THE YARDBIRDS wrote all the numbers themselves, so they've got the right kind of material here. All the tracks have been produced well and there's ...

Yardbird Jimmy Page says, 'Open Your Mind'

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, March 1967

In the December issue of H.P., you read a little background on Jimmy Page, who is the new Yardbird. He started off on bass to ...

Bill Harry's Pop Talk: The Yardbirds

Interview by Bill Harry, Record Mirror, May 1967

KEITH RELF, Chris Dreja and Jimmy Page are quite angry about the continuous, almost hysterical attacks the pop world has been receiving from all directions ...

The Yardbirds: Only Jimmy Left To Form The New Yardbirds

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1968

WHATEVER happened to the Yardbirds? One of the great mysteries of our time, ranking with the Devil's footprints, the Marie Celeste and the Five Penny ...

The Yardbirds: Live Yardbirds Featuring Jimmy Page

Review by John Morthland, Phonograph Record, November 1971

THE YARDBIRDS must be one of the most oft-recorded live groups. There's the 1963 set at the Marquee available on a British import (parts are ...

Session Star: Jimmy Page

Interview by Nick Kent, NME, September 1973

JIMMY PAGE is as wary of discussing his formidable past as he is talking to the press in the first place. ...

Jeff Beck…In Retrospect

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Rosen, LA Free Press, December 1973

JEFF BECK IS one of those characters who is so brilliantly erratic that he is constantly set-ting the music (and journalistic) world on its ear. ...

Zeus Of Zeppelin: An Interview with Jimmy Page

Interview by Mick Houghton, Circus, October 1976

You're your own record company bosses now with Swan Song, which is a far cry from the days when you were doing sessions for Decca ...

Jimmy Page: The Trouser Press Interview

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, October 1977

Dave Schulps, senior editor of Trouser Press, spent more than six hours with Page, one of the longest interviews Page ever did. The interview was ...

Having a Rave-Up With The Yardbirds

Retrospective by Lenny Kaye, Guitar World, September 1981

CLAPTON, BECK and Page: a holy trinity whose rippling lead lines and powerful slashing chords have provided a world on instruction for countless aspiring players. ...

The Who, Yardbirds books

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, January 1984

Before I Get Old: The Story Of The Who by Dave Marsh Yardbirds by John Platt, Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty ...

Jeff Beck on Jimmy Page

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

The following excerpts are from a book I wrote in 1978 titled The Beck Book, a documentary detailing the life and music of guitarist Jeff ...

Happenings 20 Years Time Ago: The Night The Yardbirds Played My High School Prom

Memoir by Tim VonderBrink, One Shot, Winter 1987

IT WAS PROM NIGHT, 1968. Boutonnieres, corsages, tuxedos, the works. Guys shaving their peach-fuzzed faces, adjusting their cummerbunds and climbing into their dads’ cars to ...

Dancing in the Street

Film/DVD Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, June 1998

THE ROCK'N'ROLL documentary is in fine shape in the Nineties, thanks mainly to the BBC. Second series of both Rock Family Trees and Classic Albums ...

Led Zeppelin: Pre-Flyte

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2007

THE YARDBIRDS were no more. After five years, four guitarists, and more legends than you could stuff inside a shoe shop, the band had finally ...

The Yardbirds and the Cereal Killer

Memoir by Keith Altham, unpublished, Summer 2009

THE YARDBIRDS were a '60s band that never quite found a fit and kept losing their shape as dissatisfied members came and went and the ...

Got Dem Ol' Home Counties Blues Again, Mama: How the Surrey Delta shaped British rock from the early Stones to Led Zeppelin

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, September 2012

RIPLEY... EPSOM... WALLINGTON. The names hardly resonate in the way that Clarksdale or Greenville or Natchez do. Yet in their way these Surrey towns are ...

see also Jeff Beck

see also Box of Frogs

see also Eric Clapton

see also Jimmy Page

see also Renaissance

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