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Detroit Free Press (November 5, 1966)

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Detroit Free Press (November 17, 1966)

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Detroit Free Press (November 25, 1966)

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29 minutes ago, thozil said:

Great stuff Steve. Nice to see these.

I've been raiding Newspapers.com on a free seven day trial account. Unsure if I'll retain it as aside from a half dozen or so major markets all of the newspapers available to choose from come from Sticksville and Nowhere USA.

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Estherville Daily News (Estherville, IA) (August 4, 1966)

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The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) (August 10, 1966)

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This ad for two evening performances means they played the Cold Spring Resort in Hamilton, IN first on 8/12/66 (if at all).

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The Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, MN) (August 8, 1966)

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Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, TX) (August 11, 1966)

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Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, TX) (October 16, 1966)

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The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA) (November 13, 1966)

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Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY) (December 25, 1966)

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Somerset Daily American (Somerset, PA) (December 27, 1966)

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Nashua Telegraph  (Nashua, NH) (January 6, 1967)

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Los Angeles Times  (Los Angeles, CA) (July 25, 1967)

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Yardbirds Launch Pledge Campaign for New Album

By Jeff Giles August 2, 2017 9:43 AM

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The Yardbirds are getting ready to record their next album -- and asking fans to "help preserve one of the founding most influential bands in rock history" along the way.

 

For its first studio effort since 2003's Birdland, the band is partnering with PledgeMusic to fund the release, which is being described as "a totally new recording of original songs with a couple of carefully selected covers done in the tradition of how the Yardbirds deconstructed, reconstructed old blues songs to bring them to a new wider audience." While a release date for the project hasn't been attached to the campaign yet, the group has already booked Jack Douglas for the sessions, promising that the renowned producer will be behind the boards for an analog recording tracked in a "state of the art' recording facility."

 

The current Yardbirds lineup, led by founding drummer Jim McCarty, is the result of an overhaul McCarty spearheaded in 2014. As he told Ultimate Classic Rock the following year, the new blood in the band added up to "quite an experiment" -- albeit one he was confident would deliver songs and performances that could stand up to the rest of the group's long legacy.

 

"I think the thing is that it's such a great repertoire and I don't think we're going to have any trouble with that level of musicianship -- It's going to be good," said McCarty. "It's quite energetic and it's such a good body of songs that really stand the test of time."

 

In addition to physical or digital copies of the new LP, fans can pre-order a number of deluxe packages, including signed vinyl or CDs and bundles that include a Yardbirds T-shirt or pin. Check out the band's PledgeMusic page for further details.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/yardbirds-pledge-campaign/

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6 hours ago, 76229 said:

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NEW YARDBIRDS MASTER TAPES found, according to this chap. Fourth tweet down

Very cool! Would be great to get Five Live Yardbirds in less-awful sound quality (if the original recording permits).

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On 8/25/2016 at 3:38 PM, SteveAJones said:

The Great Falls show was 8/14/66 with press coverage the following day. 

The Wichita show was 10/22/67, and The Cotillion marquee establishes The Yardbirds were billed with The Frantics on that date.

Unsure about McCarty passing out in Wichita in '67 (apparently he did)...but he did pass out from heat exhaustion at the end of the show on 8/16/66 (at Hal-Baby's in Denver). Crystal Palace Guard was the support act and about 300 people attended.

 I grew up in the vicinity of Wichita, KS.  When I heard on the radio that the Yardbirds were going to be at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita in 1966, I got a group of my friends together for a road trip.  I was 17 and the Cotillion served 3.2% beer, which required you to be 18.  Draft cards were easy to get from older brothers, so off we went.  Since I had For Your Love and the Rave Up albums, I knew what the group looked like.  The first act was pretty good.  Don’t remember who. Might have been a local band. In Wichita there were a plethora of quality rock bands.  Imagine my confusion when the band came out and I didn’t recognize the bass player.  Where’s Samwell-Smith?  Oh well, I forgot about that immediately as the band literally launched into Shape of Things.  My group of friends had debated on many occasions if the sounds from Beck’s guitar were “real” or from studio tricks.  That debated was soon settled. They played for about 45 minutes, took a break and did another shorter set.  First time I saw a guitar played with teeth!  I was absolutely blown away.  And that bass player who bounced around the stage in his long coat with lots of buttons. Who’s he??

 

So when I heard the next year (1967) that they were again going to be at the Cotillion, I had another road trip, except this time I was 18 so no need to have a fake ID.  The opening act was a group that I did not know.  They were good but I came to see Jeff Beck!  Again, imagine my disappointment when the Yardbirds came out on stage and no Jeff Beck and Chris was on bass and the bassist from 1966 was playing lead! I thought “ripped off”!  And again, that was quickly dispelled (mostly) when they started to play.  McCarty had stumbled up on stage and then passed out (drunk I think) at the end of the second or third number.  There was, of course, a stoppage.  Relf asked the crowd if there was anyone that could play the drums.  After about 20 minutes, the band came back on stage with a local drummer.  As I remember it, he played for a local bar band called “The California Connection.”  What was memorable about the rest of the show, other than Page’s playing, was that Jimmy stood near the drummer and would point the guitar at which cymbals and drums to hit and when during the songs.  One set of about an hour.  Although I was a little let down, I had to find out about this Page guy as he was phenomenal on guitar (like Beck) and figuratively played the drums at the same time.

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2 hours ago, Steve Brosemer said:

 I grew up in the vicinity of Wichita, KS.  When I heard on the radio that the Yardbirds were going to be at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita in 1966, I got a group of my friends together for a road trip.  I was 17 and the Cotillion served 3.2% beer, which required you to be 18.  Draft cards were easy to get from older brothers, so off we went.  Since I had For Your Love and the Rave Up albums, I knew what the group looked like.  The first act was pretty good.  Don’t remember who. Might have been a local band. In Wichita there were a plethora of quality rock bands.  Imagine my confusion when the band came out and I didn’t recognize the bass player.  Where’s Samwell-Smith?  Oh well, I forgot about that immediately as the band literally launched into Shape of Things.  My group of friends had debated on many occasions if the sounds from Beck’s guitar were “real” or from studio tricks.  That debated was soon settled. They played for about 45 minutes, took a break and did another shorter set.  First time I saw a guitar played with teeth!  I was absolutely blown away.  And that bass player who bounced around the stage in his long coat with lots of buttons. Who’s he??

So when I heard the next year (1967) that they were again going to be at the Cotillion, I had another road trip, except this time I was 18 so no need to have a fake ID.  The opening act was a group that I did not know.  They were good but I came to see Jeff Beck!  Again, imagine my disappointment when the Yardbirds came out on stage and no Jeff Beck and Chris was on bass and the bassist from 1966 was playing lead! I thought “ripped off”!  And again, that was quickly dispelled (mostly) when they started to play.  McCarty had stumbled up on stage and then passed out (drunk I think) at the end of the second or third number.  There was, of course, a stoppage.  Relf asked the crowd if there was anyone that could play the drums.  After about 20 minutes, the band came back on stage with a local drummer.  As I remember it, he played for a local bar band called “The California Connection.”  What was memorable about the rest of the show, other than Page’s playing, was that Jimmy stood near the drummer and would point the guitar at which cymbals and drums to hit and when during the songs.  One set of about an hour.  Although I was a little let down, I had to find out about this Page guy as he was phenomenal on guitar (like Beck) and figuratively played the drums at the same time.

Sorry, I don't believe a word of this. For one thing, The Yardbirds did not perform in Wichita in 1966. For another, there was no reason for them to blindly solicit a drummer from the audience in '67 as they could have used the drummer from The Frantics, their opening act. According to my notes, that's exactly what they did.

https://lostsoundsmontana.bandcamp.com/album/the-frantics-jb-productions-acetate-1967

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPLQvgkfaz0   

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