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The Yardbirds

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Formed in 1962, the Yardbirds were the band where the term "guitar hero" originated from; as not only did Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page pass through the band, but in July 1968 after the Yardbirds broke up, Jimmy Page who had the rights to the Yardbirds name, would put together one of the 1970's greatest bands in Led Zeppelin. Along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds were one of the most copied groups during the 60's by US bands, Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith citing them as most prominent influences. Most of the bands while lacking the musical chops of their heroes, more than made up for it in enthusiasm and volume and later after the dust was settled, this genre would be coined as "garage" rock during the 70's. The Yardbirds also laid the foundation for Heavy Metal as bands after the Yardbirds started playing faster, louder, and harder and still are to this day.
Formed in 1962, the Yardbirds were the band where the term "guitar hero" originated from; as not only did Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page pass through the band, but in July 1968 after the Yardbirds broke up, Jimmy Page who had t...
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