ON THIS DAY… 21 OCT 1966

THE YARDBIRDS RELEASED ‘HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO’

Today in 1966, The Yardbirds played at The Comic Strip in Worcester, Massachusetts; the same day that the single ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’ was released.

‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’ featured Jeff and myself on electric guitars. In fact, this is the only single that featured this arrangement and I had something to do with writing this. It’s an intriguing interplay of the guitars; Jeff is in fantastic form on this one. The Yardbirds had had a run of hits but, as cool as this single was, it didn’t continue the run of chart success for the band.

AUDIO: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (The Yardbirds)

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20 JUL 1966

I PLAYED STOURBRIDGE TOWN HALL, UK WITH THE YARDBIRDS

On this day in 1966, I played with five very alive Yardbirds. Jeff was in the band and we played some twin guitars at this time, but primarily I was on bass. It was Stourbridge, waking up the Midlands!

20 July 1966

20 July 1966

ON THIS DAY… 11 NOV 1966

I APPEARED WITH THE YARDBIRDS ON THE MILTON BERLE SHOW

The Yardbirds appeared on the Milton Berle show to promote ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’, this is a rare appearance of me and Jeff playing guitars together. At the time I was impressed that whoever was in charge of proceedings on behalf of the recording had mashed in some psychedelic washes within the performance, which was a good observation, and a cool move. Unfortunately my research on YouTube has only yielded a black and white version. Nevertheless, it was good to see the band at that stage although it was a mimed performance.

11 November 1966

11 November 1966

ON THIS DAY… 21 OCT 1966

THE YARDBIRDS RELEASED ‘HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO’

Today in 1966, The Yardbirds played at The Comic Strip in Worcester, Massachusetts; the same day that the single ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’ was released.

'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' featured Jeff and myself on electric guitars. In fact, this is the only single that featured this arrangement and I had something to do with writing this. It's an intriguing interplay of the guitars; Jeff is in fantastic form on this one. The Yardbirds had had a run of hits but, as cool as this single was, it didn't continue the run of chart success for the band.

AUDIO: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (The Yardbirds)

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ON THIS DAY… 21 OCT 1966

THE YARDBIRDS RELEASED ‘HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO’

Today in 1966, The Yardbirds played at The Comic Strip in Worcester, Massachusetts; the same day that the single ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago’ was released.

'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago' featured Jeff and myself on electric guitars. In fact, this is the only single that featured this arrangement and I had something to do with writing this. It's an intriguing interplay of the guitars; Jeff is in fantastic form on this one. The Yardbirds had had a run of hits but, as cool as this single was, it didn't continue the run of chart success for the band.

AUDIO: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (The Yardbirds)