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.
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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 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’
Everything would change when the Yardbirds tenures of Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page overlapped in 1966.
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 late-1960s opening act changed everything for two of rock’s signature bands.
Jimmy Page’s first, and last, proper solo album was 1988’s ‘Outrider.’
He says Led Zeppelin gave Bonham “the vehicle to play the way he really wanted.”
Clapton, Beck and then Page played lead with the Yardbirds between 1963-68.
As Jimmy Page went through Led Zeppelin’s archival material, he discovered a problem.