Clapton quits the Yardbirds

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  1. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    On this day, 1965, Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other band members. Clapton wanted to continue in a blues type vein, while the rest of the band preferred the more commercial style of their first hit, 'For Your Love'.
     
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    Gotta say, at the time I preferred the Yardbirds' more "pop" direction. As much as I love Clapton, it was a few years before I came to appreciate the Mayall/Clapton stuff. I still like all versions of the Yardbirds. I think this just demonstrates that nearly ALL changes in life turn out well for all involved.
     
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    I’m not sure, but I kind of heard he did alright after that split.
     
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    Even the haters, can’t deny his resume...the hard evidence is in that body of work. Despite what many of think of the Rock & Roll HOF, the man’s the only individual in there 3 times...once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream!!!
     
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    Where did 53 years go?
     
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    Should be for Blindfaith as well!!!!!
     
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    53 years ago , is so yesterday!
     
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    Woah.....so wild how time flies. Love me some old school Clapton. Cream was amazing so I think he made a good choice.
     
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    Its hard not to repect the body of work all of those Yardbird guys contributed to music , right up to "BOX OF FROGS" the yardbirds with Jeff Beck and or Rory Gallagher, insane amount of talent that spawn off of that band!




     
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    Wow. I remember this actually happening. I was really into the Yardbirds, so this was shocking. I think Clapton had it right and the Yardbirds should have followed his direction, but I get what happened and we would not have Cream if he didn't leave, so it was a good move ... all things considered.
     
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    Clapton quits the Yardbirds??? :eek::confused::cry: Why O why?
    what are we supposed to do now?
     
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    Very good. Very good indeed...
     
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    Of all their 'hit' singles.. For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul and Over Under Sideways Down.. there is a common thread running through them.. Jeff Beck!
    Although as I have heard, the guitar in For Your Love was an afterthought and cover for the l harpsichord in the original studio recording -- a harpsichord in a pop tune??? How cool is that??
    I like Clapton but love Beck's playing-- he is more original and much more versatile.

    Sorry. Did not mean to be a thread crasher.
     
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    The greatest thing to ever come out of the Yardbyrds was the formation of Led Zeppelin, also known as The New Yardbyrds.

    It's actually really interesting when you just think about the way it happened.
     
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    I was a kid when I first heard about Clapton leaving the Yardbirds and it was long after it actually happened. I was hard for me to understand (at that age) how someone could leave a band when they have a hit single. Now I completely understand and I applaud Clapton's integrity. Besides none of the Yardbirds were on Clapton's level when it came to playing the blues.
     
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    Clapton? No talent. Poor kid'll never make it in this business...
     
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    Lol! Yardbirds and the Byrds. I saw what you did there. :D :cool:
     
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    ... It was so half a century ago ... bands and the musicians in them come and go.
    I liked the Yardbirds ... I didn't really care about who the players were.
    The guitar players could have been anybody .... I am more into the band(s) as unit.
    I'm listening to and playing a lot more Clapton stuff .... mainly because you can't gig playing Soft Machine, Caravan or any of the the stuff that used to be cutting edge that I still like.
    I play a lot of blues stuff and it bores me to death .... I like the R&B stuff better.
    All in all I'd rather be playing Lee Morgan or Joe Henderson stuff.
    I digress ... The Yardbirds were a good band. Once again it was 50+ years ago. I mean Bix Biderbeck went solo too.
     
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    I was 7 and it had no impact on my life then, pretty much the same as it has no impact on my life now either..I think I may be just aimlessly wandering through life till it hits a conclusion.
     
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    “Even the haters, can’t deny his resume...the hard evidence is in that body of work.”
     
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