Artists related to The Yardbirds

This page lists musicians with some relation to The Yardbirds. Any further additions would be gratefully received. Email < david.edgar [at] >.


Acts featuring members of The Yardbirds

  • John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (Clapton) (Official page or Unofficial page)
  • Cream (Clapton)
  • Blind Faith (Clapton)
  • Derek and The Dominoes (Clapton)
  • Eric Clapton (solo) (Official page, unofficial site)
  • Keith Relf (solo)
  • Jeff Beck (solo) (Official page or Fan page)
  • Jeff Beck Group
  • Led Zeppelin (Page) (
  • Together (Relf / McCarty)
  • Renaissance (Relf / McCarty)
  • Box of Frogs (McCarty / Samwell-Smith / Dreja)
  • Medicine Head (Relf)
  • Armageddon (Relf)
  • Shoot (McCarty)
  • The Tridents (Beck)
  • Illusion (McCarty)
  • Beck, Bogert & Appice (Beck)
  • Pilgrim (McCarty)
  • Stairway (McCarty)
  • Plastic Ono Band (Clapton)
  • The Firm (Page)

Acts who The Yardbirds covered and were inspired by

Acts who have covered Yardbirds original songs, or non-originals in Yardbirds-style, or who were inspired by the Yardbirds

  • David Bowie (Official Site & Teenage Wildlife)
  • The Nazz (brief biography)
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Al Stewart (Turn Into Earth) (fairly comprehensive site)
  • Kim Wilde (Putty In Your Hands)
  • Motörhead (Train Kept A-Rollin' - bonus track on remastered CD No Sleep 'til Hammersmith) (official site and Das ist Motörhead)
  • The Misunderstood (I'm Not Talking) (info)
  • The James Gang
  • Aerosmith
  • Nazareth (Shapes of Things - on Rampant) (Freddie's Nazareth page)
  • Gary Moore (Shapes of Things - on Victims of the Future)
  • Chris Isaak (Heart Full Of Soul)
  • Joe Jackson (For Your Love)
  • Rainbow (Still I'm Sad, acoustically on Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975), and in full on Rainbow Live In Germany (1976))
  • The White Stripes (performed Train Kept A Rollin', I Ain't Done Wrong, Heart Full of Soul, Mister You're A Better Man Than I, Lost Woman, Evil Hearted You and I Ain't Got You, with Jeff Beck in the Royal Festival Hall, London in 2002)
  • Rush (Shapes of Things and Heart Full of Soul on their CD 'Feedback')
  • AC/DC

Contemporary and closely-related acts (not already in any of the above lists)


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