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I really liked the guy both as vocalist and his harmonica work as well.

Anyone agree with me?

Also, it's sad that he didn't live long and maybe his best days were behind him anyways, but what has always bugged me, is that he supposedly died by electrocuting himself by faulty grounding of an amp.

Now i'm no electronic expert, but wouldn't it take an enormous amount of voltage to kill someone?

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I really liked the guy both as vocalist and his harmonica work as well.

Anyone agree with me?

Also, it's sad that he didn't live long and maybe his best days were behind him anyways, but what has always bugged me, is that he supposedly died by electrocuting himself by faulty grounding of an amp.

Now i'm no electronic expert, but wouldn't it take an enormous amount of voltage to kill someone?

That's how I understood he died, too, but I'm no electronics expert either, so can't really comment on that.

However, I thought his harmonica playing was great. As a singer, to be honest, I never thought he was much more than adequate. But it was very sad that he died so young.

(Btw I thought it was his guitar that wasn't properly grounded, but I'm not 100% sure. I do know that the story that he was in the bathtub at the time isn't true, though!)

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I really liked the guy both as vocalist and his harmonica work as well.

Anyone agree with me?

Also, it's sad that he didn't live long and maybe his best days were behind him anyways, but what has always bugged me, is that he supposedly died by electrocuting himself by faulty grounding of an amp.

Now i'm no electronic expert, but wouldn't it take an enormous amount of voltage to kill someone?

wasnt he in the bath tub?

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No, he was in his (damp) basement. The bathtub story is one of those urban myths.

I mean, really!

It would take a total moron, even stoned to the bejesus and beyond, to even think about playing an electric instrument whilst in a bathtub. That's worse than the "Mama Cass choking on a ham sandwich" rumour.

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I really liked the guy both as vocalist and his harmonica work as well.

Anyone agree with me?

Also, it's sad that he didn't live long and maybe his best days were behind him anyways, but what has always bugged me, is that he supposedly died by electrocuting himself by faulty grounding of an amp.

Now i'm no electronic expert, but wouldn't it take an enormous amount of voltage to kill someone?

How's it going "danelectro59?" I hope all is well with you. Yes, it was a tragedy that KEITH RELF died so young. In my opinion, KEITH RELF was a very talented person. Despite only having one lung, RELF sang his songs pretty well. Even after THE YARDBIRDS, RELF would move on to form an acoustic group called TOGETHER with YARDBIRD Drummer Jim McCarty and would later form RENAISSANCE with his sister Jane Relf and YARDBIRD Drummer Jim McCarty. RENAISSANCE'S songs were very mellow but very good. My favorite Post-YARDBIRD album by KEITH RELF is the legendary 1975 album ARMAGEDDON. What really surprises me about this album is that it is a total departure of anything KEITH RELF ever recorded with THE YARDBIRDS. The music is harder and there is no Blues on this album. It is also sad that ARMAGEDDON only recorded one album in 1975, I truly believe that this band was on to something. Sadly, RELF would die one year later. ROCK ON!

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Now i'm no electronic expert, but wouldn't it take an enormous amount of voltage to kill someone?

I once went to sing into a mic that wasn't grounded while playing guitar. There was an arc, a loud buzz, and I was thrown back about 10 feet. Trust me, 110 volts is plenty enough to ring your bell! And if you're in the UK, add another hundred or so.

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it's not the voltage that kills, it's the amperage that will kill you.

I don't remember well what my uncle told me - he's an electrician - but you could get a million volts through you and you would survive.

That is absolutely correct. I have an electrical background myself. Grab a hold of a spark plug wire sometime- at over 50,000 volts it'll make you piss yourself, but that's about it. Grab a 110V household wire and you might be headed on up to the Hereafter.

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I am a big fan of Keith and Yardbirds. Maybe he wasn't the best vocalist in technical terms, but he had originality and definitely perfect for Yardbirds. I love his harmonica playing.

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I am a big fan of Keith and Yardbirds. Maybe he wasn't the best vocalist in technical terms, but he had originality and definitely perfect for Yardbirds. I love his harmonica playing.

I've always been a big fan of the band myself. Some of the earlier Clapton stuff lost its shine for me, but the later Beck/Page eras still sound fresh to these ears. Great stuff.

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