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Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

When Jeff Beck arrived with the Yardbirds nearly 50 years ago, the departing Eric Clapton’s legend loomed large. He then set about dismantling it.

Yardbirds’ impact on Foghat goes beyond nod in ‘Honey Hush': ‘That was a spectacular night’

Yardbirds’ impact on Foghat goes beyond nod in ‘Honey Hush': ‘That was a spectacular night’

Foghat made an overt reference on “Honey Hush” to the Yardbirds’ Jeff Beck-era update of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” Their connection goes further back.

A scary lineup shift sent Yardbirds to the next level: ‘It was totally mind blowing, sometimes’

A scary lineup shift sent Yardbirds to the next level: ‘It was totally mind blowing, sometimes’

The transition from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck sent the Yardbirds hurtling from classicism to the very edge of experimentalism in the blink of an eye.

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton presents himself for the first time not as guitar god, but as bone-deep soul singer.

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

‘That’s where we differed': Jim McCarty explains why Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck left the Yardbirds

Legend says Clapton split over “For Your Love.” But there was more to it.

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” from How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” from How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)

A searing rebuke, performed with bristling force on a gut-string guitar.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

“All I could do was admire it from afar,” he admits, “and long for something similar.”

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Clapton, Beck and then Page played lead with the Yardbirds between 1963-68.