Relive 1967 Performance Of Yardbirds With Jimmy Page
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The 60s became the moment from when the rock industry truly flourished; at this point, bands and artists emerged as heroes in the genre. Among the long line of groups who are worthy to be recognized is the English rock band named the Yardbirds, a then-mounting pioneer of blues-rock and all things experimental.
But while it’s easy to pinpoint bands who were way more famous and longer-lived than the Yardbirds, few could only grasp how influential the band is during its peak. After all, the Yardbirds was the nest of the three most phenomenal guitarists in the name of rock n’ roll: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page.
The video presented below highlights all the nitty-gritty that you need to know to love the band for who they are. At this point, the band went with several major lineup changes and has finally reached on the classic quintet form of Page (guitar), Jim McCarty (drums), Chris Dreja (bass), and Keith Relf (vocals). Clapton and Beck left the band sequentially, leaving the four-piece band to continue the legacy. The performance was held live at the Grand Spectacle De Jeunes, Muguet De Chaville in Paris. The event that had happened on 30 April 1967 was a showcase of skills from the remaining members. It was almost as if the band was a supergroup in its form. Jimmy Page captured the fans with his intensifying riffs that are made from only the maestro himself. And just a year later, he would eventually create his own band Led Zeppelin, solidifying his abilities on the guitar instrument in the annals of rock history.
The Yardbirds’ setlist:
“Shapes Of Things”
“Train Kept A Rollin’”
“Mister You’re A Better Man Than I”
“Heart Full Of Soul”
“You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine”