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View Poll Results: Who's the best Yardbird?
Eric Clapton: Cream, Derek and The Dominos + Successful Solo Career 0 0%
Jeff Beck: The Jeff Beck Group + Successful Solo Career 3 42.86%
Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin 4 57.14%
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The only expensive tickets were for Cream. $160 (face value) (US) per ticket for floor seats. We were front row in the left rear section on the floor of Madison Square Garden. It's the most, by far, that I've ever paid or will ever pay to see a show. I figured it would be my once in a lifetime chance to see them but, even so, the ticket price had me questioning my sanity from the moment I decided to buy the ticket until the band came onstage and started playing. As soon as they started playing, I felt like it was worth every cent.



Montreal, Canada, August 6, 1967. We were there on vacation at the time and the Dead & the Airplane just happened to be playing together while we were there.
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The only expensive tickets were for Cream. $160 (face value) (US) per ticket for floor seats. We were front row in the left rear section on the floor of Madison Square Garden. It's the most, by far, that I've ever paid or will ever pay to see a show. I figured it would be my once in a lifetime chance to see them but, even so, the ticket price had me questioning my sanity from the moment I decided to buy the ticket until the band came onstage and started playing. As soon as they started playing, I felt like it was worth every cent.
That's so cool! I would 've payed anything to see Cream or Pink Floyd live, too!!
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We were there on vacation at the time and the Dead & the Airplane just happened to be playing together while we were there.
I guess now it would be impossible to see two great bands performing together for free! Grace Slick was one the best female rock icons for sure. Just a tiny little step below Janis Joplin, in my opinion.
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I’d rather have seen them when you did than when they recorded Live Cream(s). I bet EC showed far more discretion and the solos were better and more entertaining too

Did they play I Feel Free?
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That's one of my favourite ones!
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I’d rather have seen them when you did than when they recorded Live Cream(s). I bet EC showed far more discretion and the solos were better and more entertaining too

Did they play I Feel Free?
No, they didn't play "I Feel Free" but I wish they had.

This was the setlist...

Cream Setlist 10/25/2005
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No, they didn't play "I Feel Free" but I wish they had.

This was the setlist...

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Well, they played most of my favourite ones except Strange Brew and I Feel Free.

If Clapton gets a vote, I'm gonna buy a guitar and start learning how to play Layla.
And if he wins, I'm only gonna listen to blues my whole life!
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I'm not asking who did better in The Yardbirds, although you can coment about it, too. Vote which of the following guitarists do you enjoy listening to the most:

Jeff Beck
He probably had the most personal style. He could mix completely different styles and make them sound great. Great feeling and improvisation...but not a good composer. In fact I can't think of many good Jeff Beck tunes written by himself...His best song was written by Stevie Wonder, who couldn't even play the guitar. I think he's the most original one, though.
False! The best Beck tune was a song written by Curtis Mayfield, not Stevie Wonder. The guitar playing on the cover-song which was originally written by Curtis Mayfield showcases Beck at his finest. The song written by Don Nix is a close second. Freddie King and Stone the Crows also do decent version of the song written by Don Nix. The Beck tune written by Jan Hammer comes in at third place. So that places the song written Stevie Wonder a few spots out of first place. Plus I heard that Stevie Wonder could play any instrument in the studio. I didn't know he could not play the guitar. I always assumed he did play guitar - though I am not quite sure now. Anyways Jeff Beck helped in creating the song written by Stevie Wonder. Jeff Beck is also a multi-instrumentalist. Stevie Wonder invited Jeff Beck for a collaboration where Beck came up with the drum intro to the song that was written by Stevie Wonder.

The poll left out Keith Relf and Jim McCarty who went on to form the band Renaissance.
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False! The best Beck tune was a song written by Curtis Mayfield, not Stevie Wonder. The guitar playing on the cover-song which was originally written by Curtis Mayfield showcases Beck at his finest. The song written by Don Nix is a close second. Freddie King and Stone the Crows also do decent version of the song written by Don Nix. The Beck tune written by Jan Hammer comes in at third place. So that places the song written Stevie Wonder a few spots out of first place. Plus I heard that Stevie Wonder could play any instrument in the studio. I didn't know he could not play the guitar. I always assumed he did play guitar - though I am not quite sure now. Anyways Jeff Beck helped in creating the song written by Stevie Wonder. Jeff Beck is also a multi-instrumentalist. Stevie Wonder invited Jeff Beck for a collaboration where Beck came up with the drum intro to the song that was written by Stevie Wonder.

The poll left out Keith Relf and Jim McCarty who went on to form the band Renaissance.
Depends on which one you consider to be his best song. In my opinion it's Cause We've Ended As Lovers, written by Stevie Wonder. The poll was about which of the three guitarists that had been part of The Yardbirds is your favourite one. What I wanted to say is that Jeff Beck, as a songwriter, was not as good as Clapton and Page, in my opinion. I'm not sure if you agree on this, but you mention that many of his famous tunes were written by others. And about Stevie Wonder, I wasn't so sure if we could play guitar or not so I searched it:
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Anyway, thanks for your opinion! By the way, between Clapton, Page and Beck, who's your favourite one?
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My favorite Jeff Beck song is People Get Ready with Rod Stewart which is an Impressions cover written by Curtis Mayfield.
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My favorite Jeff Beck song is People Get Ready with Rod Stewart which is an Impressions cover written by Curtis Mayfield.
Yes, I really like that one, too!!
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These cover from the musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II is way up there too.

Seen both Jeff Beck and The Firm. Can confirm Jeff Beck was better.
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