The Yardbirds
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The Yardbirds Biography (Wikipedia)

The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down". The group launched the careers of guitarists Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. A blues-based band that broadened its range into pop and rock, the Yardbirds contributed to many electric guitar innovations of the mid-1960s, such as feedback, "fuzztone" distortion and improved amplification. After the Yardbirds broke up in 1968, lead guitarist Jimmy Page founded what became Led Zeppelin, while vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty formed the symphonic rock group Renaissance.

The bulk of the band's most successful self-written songs came from Relf, McCarty and bassist and producer Paul Samwell-Smith, who, with rhythm guitarist and bassist Chris Dreja, constituted the core of the group. The band reformed in the 1990s, featuring McCarty, Dreja and new members. The Yardbirds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. They were included in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

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For Your Love
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For Your Love
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I Ain't Done Wrong (BBC Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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I Ain't Done Wrong (BBC Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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I Wish You Would (BBC Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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I Wish You Would (BBC Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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Heart Full Of Soul
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Heart Full Of Soul
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Shapes Of Things
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Shapes Of Things
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Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
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Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
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Over Under Sideways Down
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Over Under Sideways Down
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Heart Full Of Soul (Radio 1 Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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Heart Full Of Soul (Radio 1 Session, 5 Jun 1965)
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Scratch My Back - BBC Session 06/05/1966
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Scratch My Back - BBC Session 06/05/1966
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