Former Dr Feelgood & Yardbirds guitarist Gypie Mayo dies, age 62
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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck Add Dates, Will Play Yardbirds Tunes
... CT--Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre October 12 Westbury, CT--Theater at Westbury October 13 Philadelphia, PA--Tower Theater October 15 New York, NY--Beacon Theatre October 16 Montclair, NJ--Wellmont Theater* October 18 Las Vegas, NV--The Pearl Theater October 20 Los Angeles, CA--Greek Theatre October 22 Oakland, CA--Paramount Theatre October 25 Detroit, MI--Fox Theatre October 26 Toronto, ON--Massey Hall October 27 Akron, OH--EJ Thomas Performance Arts October 30 Milwaukee, WI--Riverside Theatre* (*) New date Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck Add Dates, Will Play Yardbirds
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The Yardbirds Releasing 2 DVD Set
... to make, and I think it really shows how young and old musicians can work together in a spirit of harmony and energy, giving credence to a great repertoire." Shot at multiple concert dates over the course of the past two years, Making Tracks, produced and directed by Bruce Macomber, McCarty and Yardbirds
guitarist Ben King for Reel Time Productions, features 32 track audio recordings and was filmed using six HD cameras. Disc 1 contains 17 songs, including new material. Some of the footage was captured at B.B. King's in NYC, which Guitar World Magazine called the "best concert of the year." Disc 2 ... [ read more ]
The Yardbirds (1963-1968, 2003-)
Keith Relf (vocals)
Chris Dreja (guitar)
Paul Samwell-Smith (bass)
Jim McCarty (drums)
Eric Clapton (guitar) 1963-1965
Jeff Beck (guitar) 1965-1966
Jimmy Page (guitar) 1966-1968
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One of the lesser known British Invasion bands, The Yardbirds produced three of the greatest guitarists of all time: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Their heavy guitar sound and experimental approach was a huge influence on Cream, The Jeff Beck Group, and Led Zeppelin. When the band broke up, Page reformed as The New Yardbirds before Led Zeppelin came together.
Relf was 32 years old when he was electrocuted in 1976. His electric guitar was not properly grounded, and he died while playing it in his home studio.
They opened for The Beatles in 1964.
They popularized the "Rave-up," which is an unstructured jam session where the musicians don't solo, but play in tandem, often for up to 30 minutes, before climaxing and returning to the song.
In 1963 they became the house band at the Crawdaddy Club in London, replacing The Rolling Stones.
Dreja and McCarty put together a new version of the band in 2003 and released the album Birdland. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above)
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Jon Foreman of Switchfoot
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly
what he means.