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Clapton quits the Yardbirds

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Frank'n'censed, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
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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'.
     
  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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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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  3. Mr.Ike

    Mr.Ike Tele-Meister

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    I’m not sure, but I kind of heard he did alright after that split.
     
  4. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
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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!!!
     
  5. 41144

    41144 Tele-Holic

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    Where did 53 years go?
     
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  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Should be for Blindfaith as well!!!!!
     
  7. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    53 years ago , is so yesterday!
     
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  8. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    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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  9. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
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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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  10. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    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.
     
  11. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
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    Clapton quits the Yardbirds??? :eek::confused::cry: Why O why?
    what are we supposed to do now?
     
  12. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Very good. Very good indeed...
     
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  13. PhredE

    PhredE Tele-Meister

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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.
     
  14. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Tele-Afflicted

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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.
     
  15. PARCO

    PARCO Tele-Meister

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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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  16. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
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    Clapton? No talent. Poor kid'll never make it in this business...
     
  17. t guitar floyd

    t guitar floyd Tele-Holic

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    Lol! Yardbirds and the Byrds. I saw what you did there. :D :cool:
     
  18. Henry Mars

    Henry Mars Tele-Holic

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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.
     
  19. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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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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  20. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
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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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