Yardbirds alumni Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have influenced many artists. But it is drummer Jim McCarty who influenced an entire musical genre.
The Yardbirds will be touring the U.S. this September, from Massachusetts to Hawaii, September 1 through the 23.
The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.
The Yardbirds’ following was growing as word spread among fans. No matter where they played, their devoted audience would follow — and the audience brought their own excitement.
After "Slowhand" joins the band, creative differences between the guitar god and other members surface.