Tag Archives: Christmas

The Yardbirds: The Eric Clapton Years Part 4

The year’s-end release of Five Live Yardbirds coincided with The Yardbirds’ most prestigious outing yet — a place on the bill for The Beatles’ Christmas concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon. Backstage, The Yardbirds came face to face with their immediate future, in the form of a quietly spoken young Mancunian named Graham Gouldman, who had written a song he thought they might like.

Grab a cup of Christmas cheer with these holiday albums

Despite the floundering economy, it’s still a busy Christmas for new music. Some of these will cheer you up, and others, well, won’t. So without further introduction, and with emphasis on “exclusive” versions, let’s plunge into some of 2008’s holiday releases.

2005 Christmas CD roundup

In central Wisconsin, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even more so than usual. The first significant snowfall in this part of the state in years blanketed the ground on Nov. 15.