May 10, 2012

The Yardbirds - getting ready to call it quits with this incarnation.

One more look at a BBC session this week. This time it's The Yardbirds and three tracks from some of their final appearances at the BBC before breaking up . . .or morphing into The New Yardbirds (aka: Led Zeppelin).

Here's what they play:

1. Little Games (Recorded, March 17, 1967)
2. Goodnight Sweet Josephine (Recorded, March 16, 1968)
3. Think About It (Recorded, March 16, 1968)

The Yardbirds as we knew them during the ealier 60's finally packed it in on July 7, 1968 before re-invention and re-emergence as The New Yardbirds (aka: Led Zeppelin) shortly after. Since their inception, The Yardbirds were one of the truly innovative bands to come along. Having weathered the first phases of The British Invasion pretty well, they went on to record a string of highly acclaimed songs which have earned them their place in Rolling Stone's Hundred Greatest Rock n' Roll Bands of all time.

For once, they were right.

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