The Animals

The New Animals

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Eric Burdon, The Animals

One of the British Invasion’s finest exports, The Animals can arguably claim to be the first “heavy” rock band. Graced in its early years with Alan Price and Dave Rowberry, the group helped to bring keyboards to the forefront of rock music and dispelled any doubt as to the instrument’s potential in the genre. Though […]

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The Jeff Beck Group (1968-69)

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Jeff Beck Group Live 1968

Jeff Beck‘s withdrawal/dismissal from The Yardbirds in October 1966 afforded the guitarist the opportunity to pursue musical interests under his own (already considerably renowned) name. Having completed but not released “Beck’s Bolero” in May, Beck at least set off as a solo artist with more of a prospect for success than most and commenced to […]

Album

Yardbirds ’68 Available for Pre-Order (Update)

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Yardbirds '68 Live Remastered Double Album, JimmyPage.com

“We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed it. It’s of great historical importance. We’re delighted to see the release.” – Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Jimmy Page Officially announced today, Yardbirds ’68 will be released on November 5, 2017 in three formats (CD, vinyl, and limited edition box set signed by […]

Live

The Yardbirds to Re-Release Anderson Theatre Tapes

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Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page

UPDATE: Yardbirds ’68, which includes the remixed 1968 Live Yardbirds (Anderson Theatre) concert and CBS Studios recordings, is set for a November 5 release. It is available for pre-order on CD and 180-gram vinyl now exclusively through JimmyPage.com. Yardbirds drummer and bandleader Jim McCarty announced via Facebook in late November a projected 2017 release of Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy […]

Vanilla Fudge

The Neglected Vanilla Fudge

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Vanilla Fudge Live in Action

Up for the title of “most underappreciated band” since its first break-up in 1970, New York’s Vanilla Fudge stands as a major contributor to the development of heavy rock and the album-oriented approach. Distinguished by likely the loudest, unruliest rhythm section at the time in drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert (who, along with West […]

Live

The Yardbirds’ Final Acclaim

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The Yardbirds 1968 Live

Embarking upon a final U.S. tour as a four piece in the spring of 1968, The Yardbirds wholly abandoned the pop-oriented leanings/impositions of the Mickie Most era. Resolving to make the best of its last months together, the group rallied to deliver its most compelling and “progressive” live performances yet, in the process dropping somewhat […]