Tag Archives: Jim McCarty

Book review: JIM McCARTY with DAVE THOMPSON – Nobody Told Me: My Life With The Yardbirds, Renaissance and Other Stories

JIM McCARTY with DAVE THOMPSON – Nobody Told Me: My Life With The Yardbirds, Renaissance and Other Stories

http://www.jamesmccarty.com/ 305 pages paperback ISBN 978-0-244-96650-8 [Publication date: May 2018] ‘Nobody Told Me’ is a suitably titled autobiography that documents the life and times of Jim McCarty, The Yardbirds founder member, drummer and rock and roll hall of fame inductee. … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM McCARTY – Walking In The Wild Land

JIM McCARTY - Walking In The Wild Land

Angel Air [Release date 09.03.18] Jim McCarty, of course, is known to rock fans as the long-standing drummer of the Yardbirds. Indeed, he is the only original Yardbird left in the latter-day version of the band and the only member … Continue reading

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Book review: BOB HENRIT – Banging On!

Bob Henrit - Banging On!

Bank House Books (2014) Bob Henrit’s ‘Banging On’ is the opposite of the usual sex, drugs, rock and roll and oblivion confessionals. It’s a lightly humorous recollection of his role in the drift of pop toward rock and beyond, but … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE YARDBIRDS – Bush Hall, London, 21 November 2014

Capable support was supplied by the promising Some Velvet Morning, a three piece pop-rock outfit taking a 21st century twist on some classic ’80′s influences. The band came on to the atmospheric Nancy Sinatra track from which they take their … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE ZOMBIES, THE YARDBIRDS, THE ANIMALS and Friends – The Waterside, Aylesbury, 23 January 2014

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Something about the billing of this tour as a ‘celebration of 50 years of Rhythm and Blues with the artists that shaped a musical revolution’ gave off a slight whiff of cabaret. It was a feeling the gig seemed to … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (The Yardbirds) – 3 January 2014

Jim McCarty - The Yardbirds

  January 21st 2014 sees The Yardbirds play their first date of an exhaustive 2014 tour which celebrates 50 years of their existence and the British Blues Invasion that changed the course of rock history. The band initially split in ‘68, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE YARDBIRDS – Making Tracks

  Wienerworld   [Release date 06.10.13] Much like their touring stable mates The Zombies with whom they share a 50 year history, The Yardbirds have all but been rediscovered in the American heartland where this album was recorded. Due to … Continue reading

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