A band that birthed a trio of rock gods and introduced a generation of listeners to blues-driven rock ‘n’ roll is coming to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this weekend.
The Yardbirds have, at times, counted Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck among its members. The band has welcomed a few new members in recent years.
“This year, The Yardbirds are celebrating their 50-year anniversary,” according to a press release from the band. “Continuing the band’s legacy of nourishing dynamic musicians...Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee/founding member/drummer Jim McCarty added young guns Ben King (guitarist), David Smale (bassist), and Andy Mitchell (lead vocals) to join the fray. These ace musicians have been a part of The Yardbirds fabric for the past few years.”
They’ve also welcomed back one of their original members, Top Topham, who was urged to quit the band in 1963 by his parents at the age of 15.
“The Yardbirds, the iconic band who influenced generations of musicians and music fans and helped create the modern rock sound with their interpretations of 12-bar blues, have recently welcomed the return of original member Top Topham – their first lead guitarist,” according to the press release.
The Yardbirds are probably best known for their 1965 hit “For Your Love.”
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