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Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds went out with a bang on Little Games

Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds went out with a bang on Little Games

The Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games,’ released on July 24, 1967, was a bit heavy, a bit soft, and showed a whole lot of imagination – despite their looming fate.

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.

Yardbirds welcome back ‘Birdland’-era frontman John Idan: ‘I learned every lick I could find’

Yardbirds welcome back ‘Birdland’-era frontman John Idan: ‘I learned every lick I could find’

John Idan, long before he joined the Yardbirds the first time, was into the harder-edged music of the day. Then, something happened.

Earl Slick goes from stealing their licks to joining the Yardbirds: ‘I following this band from day one’

Earl Slick goes from stealing their licks to joining the Yardbirds: ‘I following this band from day one’

The Yardbirds have added a stalwart fan in Earl Slick, who frankly admits to copping more than a few tricks from the band’s early records.

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.

Top Topham came first, but he’s moved by this Yardbirds successor: ‘I have to tip my hat’

Top Topham came first, but he’s moved by this Yardbirds successor: ‘I have to tip my hat’

Top Topham was, until his recent return, the forgotten founding guitarist of the Yardbirds. He heaps praise now on one of those who followed.

Joe Perry on the Yardbirds’ twin-guitar attack: ‘That was proto-Aerosmith’

Joe Perry on the Yardbirds’ twin-guitar attack: ‘That was proto-Aerosmith’

Joe Perry says the future of Aerosmith was shaped by a key moment featuring the Yardbirds’ Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

Ex-Yardbirds Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton share a complicated relationship: ‘Shut up, I’m here now!’

When Jeff Beck arrived with the Yardbirds nearly 50 years ago, the departing Eric Clapton’s legend loomed large. He then set about dismantling it.

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