The Yardbirds Autographs with Eric Clapton
The Yardbirds Autographs with Eric Clapton, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty and Paul Samwell-Smith. Signed small autograph book in pencil. Contains other unknown autographs possibly owners friends.
An English rock band formed in London in 1963. They had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including “For Your Love”, “Heart Full of Soul” and “Over Under Sideways Down”. The group launched the careers of guitarists Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Yardbirds contributed to many electric guitar innovations of the mid-1960s, such as feedback, “fuzztone” distortion and improved amplification. After the Yardbirds broke up in 1968. Lead guitarist Jimmy Page founded what became Led Zeppelin.
The bulk of the band’s most successful self-written songs came from Relf. McCarty and bassist and producer Paul Samwell-Smith, who, with rhythm guitarist and bassist Chris Dreja. Constituted the core of the group. The band reformed in the 1990s, featuring McCarty, Dreja and new members. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (30 March 1945). Is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. Ranked number five on Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.
In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall. Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce.