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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” (2011)

Across the Great Divide: Robbie Robertson, “He Don’t Live Here No More” (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.

‘A great platform for lead guitar': The Yardbirds’ tradition of gunslingers from Surrey continues

‘A great platform for lead guitar': The Yardbirds’ tradition of gunslingers from Surrey continues

Ben King shares more than a spot in the guitar chair with Beck, Clapton and Page.

Something Else! sneak peek: Eric Clapton, “Call Me The Breeze” (2014)

There was always a stillness at the center of J.J. Cale’s work, and Clapton captures it once more.