The Yardbirds Essentials

The Yardbirds Essentials

The Yardbirds laid the foundation for everything from psychedelia to hard rock thanks to their famous guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Clapton was a blues devotee who left the band when they started heading in a more psychedelic direction. Beck then joined the group, bringing with him heavy distortion and more experimental sounds. Page was later added to the lineup, leading to a short period of twin guitar glory before Beck was forced out in 1966. Page took the band in a heavier direction, foreshadowing what occurred when The Yardbirds unravelled and he formed Led Zeppelin.

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