"The Yardbirds are an English rock band that had a string of hits in the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Over Under Sideways Down" and "Heart Full of Soul"
Active: 1963–1968, 1992–present
Keith Relf: 1943-1976
Chris Dreja: 1945--
Paul Samwell-Smith: 1943--
Jim McCarty: 1943--
Eric Clapton: 1945-- (Also In Here As a member of Cream and a Solo Artist)
Jeff Beck: 1944-- (Also In Here As a Solo Artist)
Jimmy Page:1944-- (Also In Here As a member of Led Zeppelin) "
"Nominated by Happy Vader
The Yardbirds were revolutionary for their time. Showing how sexy it can look in playing guitar and were one of UK's best band from the 60's. The unique feature was that The Yardbirds introduced us to three of the greatest and important guitarists of all time: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck!
Favourite Album: For Your Love
Favourite Song: Over Under Sideways Down"
""Listen to "Somebody," a song I wrote for Aerosmith's first album: It's all from the Yardbirds. They were the shit to us, out of all the British bands in the Sixties. The Yardbirds were a bit of a mystery. They had an eclecticism -- the Gregorian chant-ness of the vocals, the melodic diversity, the way they used guitar feedback. I loved that weirdness."
-- Steven Tyler
Essential Recording: Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Sideways Under and Down)"