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  • reviews: 7
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  • rating: 92.5% (7)

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  • Raith Ballroom in Kirkcaldy, UK on Fri, 08 Jul 1966

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    I am now 75 years young seems like it was yesterday I was at the raith to see yardbirds time flys

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  • Danceland Ballroom in Cedar Rapids, US on Sat, 18 Dec 1965

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    The Yardbirds fan

    My brother and I wanted to see the Yardbirds but we didn't have money so we helped the roadies load in, then we hid under the stage and when we crawled out we were in the midst of the band they let us stay backstage till the ballroom filled up.
    A great group of guys and musicians one of the best shows ever..

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  • Tiles Club in London, UK on Fri, 26 May 1967

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    The Yardbirds fan

    My memory is of Jimmy Page,
    Not sure if Relf sang, but there were some devastating precursors of Zepp. It was a totally awesome gig and slightly prepared me for early Zepp at the Seattle Pop Festival summer’70, Hendrix as well there, whom I also saw

    At an Opera House in London a week after Sgt Pepper, & he opened with the eponymous song from that album. He was awesome in Seattle too!

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  • Hal-Baby's in Denver, US on Tue, 16 Aug 1966

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    The Yardbirds fan

    I was there, in front with my girlfriend. Hal Baby's was a converted grocery store with a capacity I'm guessing (standing) of less than 500. It was HOT. There was no cooling in the building, and the place was packed. Probably around 90deg+ inside. Almost dangerous and certainly "claustrophobic."
    Opening act (one of them) was a band with Veeder Van Dorn (Moonrakers / The Poor) named "Silver Streak."
    I was very familiar with the Yardbirds, and when they took the stage, I immediately noticed that Jeff Beck was NOT there. I was very disappointed that they were only a "power trio" - until they started playing. Jimmy Page was amazing. I was a guitarist, and that was the first time I ever saw a guitarist attack his instrument with a violin bow. Keith Relf was outstanding on vocals and harp. Chris Dreja was solid on bass. He and the drummer held down the bottom / rhythm section very well and sounded very full.
    All in all a great show. "Stroll On / Train Kept Rollin'" was outstanding. Glad I saw it, in lieu of what was to come with Led Zeppelin a couple years later.
    TEN stars. 8 is not enough.

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  • San Jose Civic in San Jose, US on Tue, 30 Aug 1966

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    The Yardbirds fan

    The Yardbirds at San Jose Civic. 1966. I was 15. My friends and I were looking forward to the show thinking Clapton would tear it up. To our initial disappoint Paul Samual Smith had been replaced on bass by Chris Dreja (normally rhythm guitar), Jeff Beck on lead and done new guy we'd never heard of, Jimmy something Page. And then... we realized this new guy was a ringer. Jimmy swapped leads and solos with Beck with mastery. We were in shock. This guy was great! We soon forgot about Clapton as we watched in Awe. This was music to inspire any budding wanna-be guitarist.
    Sadly, that would be the last time we would see that fine lineup. I still love music at San Jose Civic Auditorium. It's a great venue to hear music. I like the acoustics and never feel too far from the stage.

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    The Jaguars and The Chosen Few opened. Eric Clapton had sprained his finger (if you play you know this is a very real reason) and couldn't make the gig. What did we know? We had to settle for two people we never had heard of: Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Needless to say...

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  • Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, US on Thu, 25 Aug 1966

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    The Yardbirds fan

    The first time I went to the carousel, and with a british band! But Jeff Beck recently quit the band, Chris, the bass player, was playing lead. We were 6 feet from the stage and the feed back was killing us. Met 2 nice girls. We spent the summer going to the Longshoreman's hall and the Fillmore, it is one of the few concerts I remember from that summer. That & the Rascals.

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  • one of the best: 5
    71%
  • fantastic: 1
    14%
  • great: 1
    14%
  • good: 0
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  • disappointing: 0
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  • bad: 0
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  • should've stayed at home: 0
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The Yardbirds tour history

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The Yardbirds is a group founded 60 years ago in 1963 in London, UK.

Based on our research data, it appears, that the first The Yardbirds concert happened 60 years ago on Sun, 30 Jun 1963 in Eel Pie Club - Twickenham, UK and that the last The Yardbirds concert was 5 months ago on Sat, 24 Sep 2022 in Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, US.

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