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The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds
Formed: 1963 in Surrey, England
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Disbanded: Jul, 1968 in London, England
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jim McCarty, Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Top Topham
Biography: The Yardbirds are mostly known to the casual rock fan as the starting point for three of the greatest British rock guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Undoubtedly, these three figures did much to shape the group's sound, but throughout their career, the Yardbirds were very much a unit, ...Read full biography
Roger The Engineer
Released: 1966
Label: Warner Archives
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Once Jeff Beck joined the Yardbirds, the group began to explore uncharted territory, expanding their blues-rock into wild sonic permutations of psychedelia, Indian music, and avant-garde white noise. Each ...Read full review
Over Under Sideways Down [Repertoire 2008 Bonus Tracks]
Released: 1966
Label: Repertoire
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Beginning as one of rock's all-time great (and influential) blues-rock bands, the Yardbirds had taken a turn toward the psychedelic side of things once Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton, as evidenced by ...Read full review