Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Three of the original Yardbirds reunited and formed a new band in 1984, eventually releasing two new albums. What was the name of this band?||The Yardbirds!
A Box of Frogs. A Box of Frogs consisted of bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, drummer Jim McCarty, and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, plus new vocalist John Fiddler.
|In 1969, former Yardbirds Jim McCarty and Keith Relf formed an arty folk group with Relf's sister Jane. What was the name of this group?||The Yardbirds!
Renaissance. Keith, Jane and Jim all left Renaissance after making just one album. Renaissance eventually became quite popular with new singer Annie Haslam.
|Which former Yardbird accidentally electrocuted himself in 1976, while playing his electric guitar?||The Yardbirds!
Keith Relf. The exact details are sketchy- unsubstantiated rumors abound that Relf was playing his electric guitar in his bathtub, but his family denies that vehemently.
|Michelangelo Antonioni tried to get The Who to appear in his 1966 film "Blowup." When they refused, he hired the Yardbirds to play a song and to smash their instruments on stage as The Who usually did. Which song did the Yardbirds play in "Blowup"?||The Yardbirds!
Stroll On. "Stroll On" was a revised version of Johnny and Dorsey Burnette's hit "The Train Kept a-Rolling."
|Which former Yardbird eventually produced records by Carly Simon, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens and Paul Simon?||The Yardbirds!
Paul Samwell-Smith. When bass guitarist Paul Samwell-Smith left the band, veteran session musician Jimmy Page replaced him. For a time, the Yardbirds hoped to move rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja to bass, and have Page share lead guitar duties with Jeff Beck.
|The Yardbirds' biggest hits in the United States were "For Your Love" and "Heart Full of Soul," which both cracked the Top Ten in 1965. Who wrote both of those songs?||The Yardbirds!
Graham Gouldman. Gouldman also wrote the Hollies' 1966 smash "Bus Stop," before co-founding the popular band 10cc, in 1972.
|What was the primary reason that the Yardbirds had to replace Eric Clapton in 1965?||The Yardbirds!
Clapton wanted to play pure blues, not pop-rock. Eric Clapton has recorded numerous pop-rock hits in his career, but back in 1965, he considered himself a blues purist, and didn't want to play mainstream, Top 40 fare like "For Your Love." He was replaced by Jeff Beck.
|An American blues legend who recorded an album with the Yardbirds, said, "Those English boys want to play the blues so bad - and that's just how they play it!" Who was this American blues man?||The Yardbirds!
Sonny Boy Williamson. English blues musicians like the Animals and Yardbirds idolized Sonny Boy Williamson, but he was less than impressed by what he heard from them.
|When the Yardbirds first got together, in 1963, who was their lead guitarist?||The Yardbirds!
Anthony Topham. The Yardbirds didn't begin to attract wide notice until "Top" was replaced by Eric Clapton.
The Yardbirds. The Yardbirds added Jimmy Page as a rhythm guitarist in 1966, and for a few months both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck were in the group. Jeff Beck was fired for his antics.
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Jeff Beck. The Jeff Beck group lasted from 1967 to 1969 and spawned two albums, 'Truth' and 'Beck-ola'.
Rod Stewart. Rod the Mod proved himself in Faces and his longevity has led to his place among rock royalty.
|Ron Wood joined Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones in their band and their career took off. What was the name of this band, after Ron Wood joined?||10 Degrees of The Yardbirds
Faces. Small Faces was the initial name of the band Faces. Quiet Melon was a transitional band leading to Faces. Spinal Tap was an '80s mockumentary of '60s and '70s British bands.
Ron Wood. John Lennon was the rhythm guitarist and founder of the Beatles. Keith Richards is the lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Tony Iommi is the lead guitarist for Black Sabbath.
|Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood weren't the only artists who performed on 'The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions'. Also, performing on bass and drums respectively were Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, of which famous band?||10 Degrees of The Yardbirds
The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones have led a long and illustrious career period. Bill Wyman left the band in the 1993.
|In 1970, Steve Winwood rejoined Blind Faith's guitarist Eric Clapton as session players on an album by which famous blues singer?||10 Degrees of The Yardbirds
Howlin' Wolf. The album was appropriately entitled 'The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions', which was one of his last.
Steve Winwood. Steve Winwood later went on to a successful solo career with hits such as 'Roll With It', and 'Higher Love'.
|In 1969, following the breakup of Cream, Clapton formed a band which also featured Ginger Baker from Cream. What was the name of this band?||10 Degrees of The Yardbirds
Blind Faith. Blind Faith only lasted a few months, with only one release.
|The Yardbirds featured three guitarists who went on to bigger things. Who was the first of the three to leave The Yardbirds?||10 Degrees of The Yardbirds
Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton was technically the second guitarist of The Yardbirds. The first guitarist was fired to make room for Clapton. Clapton then tired of the direction The Yardbirds were heading and decided to pursue his own career, which has included Derek and the Dominoes, Cream, and a very successful solo career.
|Two of the original members of the Yardbirds decided to reform the band in 1992. Who were these two original members?||The Iconic Yardbirds
Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja. Mayo and Idan became part of the new line-up, Slash and May were only guest artists for the band and Daltrey and Townsend had nothing to do with the Yardbirds, original nor reformed, being two key members of The Who.
Their debut was at the Marquee club in London, alongside the newly reformed band, The Animals.
Led Zeppelin. John Paul Jones, who had worked with Page on many occasions previously, came in on keyboards.
Terry Reid was unable to join the band as lead singer, but recommended an unknown vocalist, Robert Plant, who in turn recommended a childhood friend of his, John Bonham, as drummer.
So began the career of one of the most successful rock bands ever.
|The Yardbirds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, although they had disbanded several years previously. Which former band member has three separate entries on this list?||The Iconic Yardbirds
Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton has three entries in the Hall of Fame: with the Yardbirds, with Cream and as a solo artist.
1968. Jeff Beck left in 1967 and went on to form The Jeff Beck Group.
Jimmy Page did not leave until 1968.
|Jeff Beck went on to form The Jeff Beck group after he left the Yardbirds.
Which single, his first release, featured 'Beck's Bolero' on the 'B' side?||The Iconic Yardbirds
Hi Ho Silver Lining. The song was written by American song writers Scott English and Larry Weiss and has been recorded by several different bands, but the version done by Jeff Beck is the most well known. Interestingly, it was recorded a few days earlier, in March 1967, by The Attack, but it was Beck's version that hit the charts first.
|What track's opening riff from the album 'Little Game Sessions and More', featured in a 'Great Shakes' advert?||The Iconic Yardbirds
Over Under Sideways Down. The album was a compilation one brought out in 1992 and was their last commercial success.
Keith Moon. The track was inspired by Ravel's 'Bolero' and was credited to Jimmy Page, although Jeff Beck claimed to have written the song.
|Which famous guitarist (in the top 15 of Rolling Stones top 100 guitarists) had his beginnings with the Yardbirds?||The Iconic Yardbirds
Eric Clapton. Angus Young (AC/DC), Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) are all excellent guitarists in their own right. But 'Old Slow Hand' Eric Clapton is still classed by many as the greatest ever guitarist.
The Metropolitan Blues Quartet. The founder members were Paul Samwell-Smith and Keith Relf who were joined by Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja.
1963. Like several groups of the time, the Yardbirds formed in the south west London suburbs.