The Yardbirds were an English rock band that emerged in London’s R&B–beat boom and released twelve 1964–68 singles. Their sonic innovations include harpsichord riffing (“For Your Love”), sitar-guitar tones (“Heart Full of Soul”), and explosive reverb (“Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”). They launched the careers of three guitar legends: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy […]

Yardbirds – Little Games (1967)

Little Games is the final studio album by English freakbeat combo the Yardbirds, released in July 1967 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Little Games” (2:21) A2. “Smile on Me” (3:10) A3. “White Summer” (3:50) A4. “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor” (2:39) A5. “Glimpses” (4:20) B1. “Drinking Muddy Water” (2:50) B2. “No Excess Baggage” (2:28) B3. “Stealing, Stealing” […]

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck (1944–2023) was an English rock guitarist who emerged as the lead soloist in the Yardbirds during the mid-1960s. In 1968, he formed the first edition of the Jeff Beck Group with vocalist Rod Stewart and bassist Ron Wood, releasing two albums on Columbia in 1968 and 1969. In 1971, Beck formed a second […]