Saturday, September 29, 2007

Side tracks

The Yardbirds were perhaps most famous for launching Eric Clapton, Jimmie Page and Jeff Beck to fame. They had a memorable sound, which combined 60s pop with the emerging psychedelic rock. Here's a young Jeff Beck playing lead guitar on "Heart Full of Soul"..

Beck replaced Clapton in the mid 60s, who obviously went on to achieve more notoriety and commercial success. Page followed Beck and eventually they turned into Led Zeppelin after a number of personnel changes. Other original members morphed into a band called Renaissance in the early 70s, not to be confused with the more famous version later in the 70s featuring Annie Haslam.

Jeff Beck is still going strong. Here he is last year in Japan doing one of his signature tunes.

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