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Jeff Beck’s Yardbirds tenure was brief, but influential: ‘Highly strung and unpredictable’

Jeff Beck’s Yardbirds tenure was brief, but influential: ‘Highly strung and unpredictable’

The Yardbirds ‘Roger the Engineer,’ released on July 15, 1966, led to a disastrous tour that ended the Jeff Beck era. Jim McCarty tells us what happened.

Jim McCarty breaks down the Yardbirds’ distinctive, guitar-led eras: ‘It was wonderful, inspirational’

Jim McCarty breaks down the Yardbirds’ distinctive, guitar-led eras: ‘It was wonderful, inspirational’

As the Yardbirds’ guitarists have changed, so has the band itself – perhaps, most famously, when Eric Clapton was succeeded by Jeff Beck.

As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

Even while Jim McCarty confirms future Yardbirds-related projects, a sense of gratitude for decades of great memories remains.

Yardbirds’ current lineup splits; Jim McCarty hints at something new: ‘Just came to that time’

Jim McCarty announces the Yardbirds’ current lineup has called it quits. But he’s apparently not through with the band he co-founded just yet.

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.

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ dive into experimentalism: ‘Weird and wonderful sounds’

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ dive into experimentalism: ‘Weird and wonderful sounds’

A bridge between the Yardbirds’ Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck eras, ‘Having a Rave Up’ heralded a new age of inventiveness.

‘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.

‘A very haunting guitar run down’: How ‘Dazed and Confused’ came to be a Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin staple

‘A very haunting guitar run down’: How ‘Dazed and Confused’ came to be a Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin staple

A late-1960s opening act changed everything for two of rock’s signature bands.

‘It got to be a bit mad there’: How Yardbirds stalwart Jim McCarty found peace

‘It got to be a bit mad there’: How Yardbirds stalwart Jim McCarty found peace

“Everyone wants some peace of mind,” McCarty says, “even original Yardbirds.”

The time Steve Hackett blew away the Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty: ‘It was absolutely deafening!’

The time Steve Hackett blew away the Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty: ‘It was absolutely deafening!’

The ex-Genesis guitarist first worked with McCarty in the 1980s.

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