What a long history … from the early Sixties … till today !
The Yardbirds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Nearly all the original surviving musicians who had been part of the band’s heyday, including Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, appeared at the ceremony. (Original lead guitarist Top Topham was not included.) Eric Clapton, whose Hall of Fame induction was the first of three, was unable to attend because of his obligations while recording and working on a show for the MTV Unplugged series. Accepting the induction on behalf of the late Keith Relf were his wife April and son Danny.
In 1992, Peter Barton from Rock Artist Management contacted Jim McCarty about the prospect of reforming the Yardbirds. McCarty was interested but only if Chris Dreja would agree, but at the time he thought it highly unlikely that Dreja would want to tour again. Barton then contacted Dreja, who agreed to give it a try.
Their debut gig was booked at the Marquee Club in London along with the newly reformed Animals. It was a great success. The lineup featured John Idan handling bass and lead vocals. Barton managed the band and booked all their dates for over a decade; he still works with the band on occasion. (by Wikipedia)
And The Yardbirds continued to play … and here´s a rare but wonderful album recorded live at a blues Festival in Germany … and this is a FM broadcast recording … excellent sound quality !
And they played a gig with timeless classic blues Songs including on song from their Box Of Frogs (“Back Where I Started“) period.
Laurence Garman (harmonica)
John Idan (bass, vocals)
Gypie Mayo (guitar, background vocals)
Jim McCarty (drums, vocals)
01. Radio Intro (in German) 0,54
02. Train Kept A Rolling (Bradshaw/Mann) 3.31
03. I Got Love If You Want It (Harpo) 3.42
04. Heartful Of Soul (Gouldman) 2.37
05. I’m Not Talking (Allison) 3.25
06. I Ain’t Got You (Carter) 2.17
07. I Ain’t Done Wrong (Relf) 5.24
08. You’re A Better Man Than I (Hugg) 3.49
09. Sitting On Top Of The World (Vinson/Chatmon) 5.14
10. I’m A Man (McDaniels) 4.54
11. Back Where I Started (Samwell-Smith/Dreja/McCarty/Fiddler) 6.58
12. Over Under Sideways Down (Dreja/McCarty/Beck/Relf/Samwell-Smith) 3.17
13. Smokestack Lightning (Burnett) 5.05
And here a part of this gig on you tube: