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Which Yardbirds guitarist was better? Ritchie Blackmore decides: ‘He doesn’t have many ideas’

Which Yardbirds guitarist was better? Ritchie Blackmore decides: ‘He doesn’t have many ideas’

The Yardbirds once boasted two legends in Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and Rainbow, put their talents in perspective.

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.

Jimmy Page wanted to be part of Yardbirds’ initial comeback: ‘A bit miffed he wasn’t asked’

Jimmy Page wanted to be part of Yardbirds’ initial comeback: ‘A bit miffed he wasn’t asked’

The Yardbirds’ long-awaited studio return features several guest guitarists. Jimmy Page was reportedly “miffed” that it didn’t include him.

Jimmy Page, “A Minor Sketch” from Sound Tracks (2015): One Track Mind

Jimmy Page, “A Minor Sketch” from Sound Tracks (2015): One Track Mind

A long-awaited new Jimmy Page album is being promised. Until then, we’re left with table scraps from a feast that’s somehow never been served.

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.

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.