The Yardbirds were rock's most influential and experimental group, and their successive lead guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, paved the way for rock supergroups such as Cream and Led Zeppelin. Three decades on, the legacy of The Yardbirds shines on today's groups.
Greg Russo, avid Yardbirds fan and author of the liner notes for The Yardbirds' Little Games Sessions & More and Cumular Limit double CDs, shares his unique insider knowledge to provide Yardbirds fans with the most comprehensive and informative document of the band's career and offshoots.
Yardbirds: The Ultimate Rave-Up is the book that Yardbirds fans have only dreamed about!
This is an authorized and definitive account of rock music's most influential band, which included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page during its lifespan. Members of The Yardbirds went on to play with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Led Zeppelin and Renaissance. In addition to the entire history of The Yardbirds, this book gives full accounts of each member's activities to the present. A discography of every Yardbirds-related recording and over 270 B&W photos and illustrations are included in its 288 pages.