The Yardbirds

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Biography

This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm guitar), Tony ‘Top’ Topham (lead guitar) and Jim McCarty (b. 25 July 1943, Liverpool, England; drums). Within... Read more

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classic rock
blues rock
60s
rock
blues
british
psychedelic
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