24 DEC 1966

I travelled to New York for an American tour with The Yardbirds

Twas the night before Christmas in 1966 and I was to leave from England with The Yardbirds to New York to begin a short American and Canadian tour with Keith Relf, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja on board.

24 December 1966

24 December 1966

ON THIS DAY… 10 SEP 1966

I PLAYED THE BALTIMORE CIVIC CENTER WITH THE YARDBIRDS

The Yardbirds played as a four-piece at the Baltimore Civic Center without Jeff Beck who was “sick” in LA. This led to the eventual cancellation of the second night there on the 11th. 

10 September 1966

10 September 1966

ON THIS DAY… 27 AUG 1966

I PLAYED WITH THE YARDBIRDS IN SANTA BARBARA

The Yardbirds were based in LA when we played in Santa Barbara as a four piece. This gives a good opportunity to show some rarely seen photos.

27 August 1966

27 August 1966

ON THIS DAY… 23 AUG 1966

THE YARDBIRDS PLAY THE CASINO BALLROOM, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND

On this day in 1966, The Yardbirds played Catalina Island. The equipment was ferried across and the band arrived by sea plane. We were surprised to find some Jordan amplifiers had been set up at the venue instead of our own amplifiers. This proved to be quite problematic because we had to play through new amplifiers for the show instead of our regular amplification, which had not been brought to the island. They couldn’t handle the dynamics electrically that we had been used to with our own equipment. Somebody made the decision about the Jordan Amps but they never owned up.

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05 AUG 1966

I PLAYED DAYTON’S AUDITORIUM WITH THE YARDBIRDS

This was the first date of any American tour for me, and on this day I played with The Yardbirds on bass. In fact, although having had two visits to the States prior to this, this was the first time I ever played a show there. The first date here in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 5th of August was at Dayton’s Department Store, 8th Floor Auditorium and the surroundings felt quite surreal.

Music Featured: Psycho Daisies (The Yardbirds)

LINE-UP
Keith Relf: Vocals & Harmonica
Jeff Beck: Lead guitar
Chris Dreja: Rhythm guitar
Jim McCarty: Drums
Jimmy Page: Bass & occasional second guitar

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05 AUG 1966

I PLAYED DAYTON’S AUDITORIUM WITH THE YARDBIRDS

This was the first date of any American tour for me, and on this day I played with The Yardbirds on bass. In fact, although having had two visits to the States prior to this, this was the first time I ever played a show there. The first date here in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 5th of August was at Dayton’s Department Store, 8th Floor Auditorium and the surroundings felt quite surreal.

Image © 1966 GERED MANKOWITZ/JIMMY PAGE ARCHIVE

ON THIS DAY… 22 JUL 1967

I PLAYED THE SANTA MONICA CIVIC WITH THE YARDBIRDS

On this day in 1967, the four live Yardbirds played the Santa Monica Civic, having played Santa Rosa the day beforehand, so these were our LA shows before going to perform three nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Also on the line up were West Coast heavyweights Moby Grape and Captain Beefheart.

SETLIST

01. Train Kept a-Rollin’ 
02. Mr. You’re a Better Man Than I
03. Heart Full of Soul
04. I Wish You Would/Hey Gyp
05. My Baby
06. Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way
07. Smile on Me
08. I’m a Man
09. Over Under Sideways Down

22 July 1967

22 July 1967

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 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

03 APR 1968
I played the last studio sessions in New York with The Yardbirds

This is the first of three recording days in New York - the last ever Yardbirds studio sessions with Keith Relf on vocals, Chris Dreja on bass, Jim McCarty on drums and percussion and myself on guitars.
The titles were:
'Avron Knows', 'Hold on Me', 'Spanish Blood', 'My Baby' and 'Knowing That I'm Losing You'.

03 APR 1968

I played the last studio sessions in New York with The Yardbirds

This is the first of three recording days in New York - the last ever Yardbirds studio sessions with Keith Relf on vocals, Chris Dreja on bass, Jim McCarty on drums and percussion and myself on guitars.

The titles were:

'Avron Knows', 'Hold on Me', 'Spanish Blood', 'My Baby' and 'Knowing That I'm Losing You'.

3 April 1968

3 April 1968