The Yardbirds In Session 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Yardbirds - The great jumping-off place and precursor to Led Zeppelin.

The Yardbirds – The great jumping-off place and precursor to Led Zeppelin.

The Yardbirds – In Session at The BBC – 1965 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

One of the legendary bands of the original British Invasion of the early 1960s. The Yardbirds were one of the most influential bands to come along, and certainly one of the bands providing the groundwork for some of the most iconic musicians in Pop Music to pass through. From its early incarnation with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, to Jeff Beck as his replacement, to Jimmy Page acting as co-lead guitar with Beck, to Page assuming sole lead-guitar, to the capitulation and fracturing of the band, to the re-emergence as Led Zeppelin – they have been an integral part of Music history.

In 1965 they were hitmakers and Blues enthusiasts and had a string of memorable singles and legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic while they rode the British Invasion wave.

In the course of their tenure, The Yardbirds did several sessions for the BBC, for Top Of The Pops, The Saturday Club and many of the other music programs via Radio 1.

Tonight it’s a session done towards the end of 1965, with several hits and a few hidden gems as only The Yardbirds could do them. Crank this one up if you’re a fan – crank it up if you’ve just discovered them.

History before your ears.

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