charlie brown Posted June 13, 2009 Report Share Posted June 13, 2009 Clapton replaced Andy "Top" Topham, in 1963...October (I think?). If I remember right, Clapton was either still IN "Art School," or had just left. I never got to see "EC" with the Yardbirds, but I did get to see the Yardbirds "Live" several times after that...with Jeff Beck, then Beck and Page, and later with Page, alone...in the guitar spot. They were a great band! It was in the Yardbirds, that I first saw Page use his famous violin bow, on his guitar. And, in one concert, they used stobe lights, to great visual effect, during "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" some time before that lighting effect became (almost) the norm, for a lot of '60's groups. So, they really were quite innovative, in many ways. CB Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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