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The Yardbirds were changed forever when Jeff Beck fell ill: ‘It was two lead guitars from then on’

The Yardbirds were changed forever when Jeff Beck fell ill: ‘It was two lead guitars from then on’

An ailing Jeff Beck simply couldn’t make it on stage in 1966. So the Yardbirds asked their bass player to take over. A bass player named Jimmy Page.

Jimmy Page remembers first dates as the New Yardbirds: ‘It was pretty radical’

Jimmy Page remembers first dates as the New Yardbirds: ‘It was pretty radical’

Some vestige of the Yardbirds name may have remained, but Jimmy Page was headed in a new direction now — toward Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy Page explores his transition from the Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin: ‘I was really keen to put a band together’

Jimmy Page explores his transition from the Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin: ‘I was really keen to put a band together’

Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin initially took more than just the Yardbirds’ name.

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page were an embarrassment of riches for the Yardbirds: ‘There wasn’t very much space’

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page were an embarrassment of riches for the Yardbirds: ‘There wasn’t very much space’

Everything would change when the Yardbirds tenures of Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page overlapped in 1966.

‘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.

‘Time to shift and focus that way': Jimmy Page says break between solo projects has been beneficial

‘Time to shift and focus that way': Jimmy Page says break between solo projects has been beneficial

Jimmy Page’s first, and last, proper solo album was 1988’s ‘Outrider.’

‘There was a freedom in it': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

‘There was a freedom in it': Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

He says Led Zeppelin gave Bonham “the vehicle to play the way he really wanted.”

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.

‘Lo and behold, there it was': Happenstance played role in upcoming Led Zeppelin reissue

‘Lo and behold, there it was': Happenstance played role in upcoming Led Zeppelin reissue

As Jimmy Page went through Led Zeppelin’s archival material, he discovered a problem.