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June 21, 2007

today i received the new album "Live at B.B. King Blues Club".
What a great album.
nineteen great live songs'
the whole day I listen the album

Brett Mitchell

June 15, 2007

The new Yardbird's disc ROCKS!!! Too bad it's not more widely available. Even though I was a little too young to appreciate them at first(I was born in 1958), they are now one of my top five favorite British Invasion bands. Best wishes to all the guys!!!!!

Bill Gaunce

June 3, 2007

As a young musician I was fortunate to see the Yardbirds in '66 at the Virginia Beach Dome in Virginia Beach, VA. I was spellbound! A group far ahead of it's time, I was profoundly affected. I still play & record & just wanted to drop a line hoping Chris or Jim would know what an impact their music had on my life! Thanks guys - bill gaunce

Tricia (Don's cousin) and family

May 15, 2007

Hey Don! We'll try to catch the show in Pittsburgh. It was so much fun to see you in Akron last year!

Don's Mom

May 15, 2007

Just checked your August tour dates. Noted you'll be in Pittsburgh on the 24th and then in New York on the 28th. Hope you plan to spend the time between with John and I. Our log home is waiting to rest your weary bones again. We offer quiet comfort and good food. Windslow and Siegfried miss you, too. Hope to see you again this summer.

Gina Hartunian

May 10, 2007

Hello gentlemen, I enjoy listening and dancing to two of your live shows right here in South Lake Tahoe, South Shore room. I look forward to seeing you all again.I especially am interested in seeing handsome MR.Ben King he is so jamin.Talented in so many different ways, when he comes out to play he gives you the chills. I am so glad I had a chance to get personal as friends at Cabo Wabo.Dish the drummer and Ben jammed some tunes after the show, Arron Haggar had a great time singing with you guys too.Its awesome making new friends and being spontanious in life,its exciting keeps life from getting dull.I would love to find out more about this up and coming always to be remembered musician.I am the dancer and you will be sure to see me grooven in the crowds again.

suzan snider

April 15, 2007

Saw the band in Petaluma. My husband's band, THE RAVEUPS ( Yardbirds tribute band) were there to meet and schmooze, and I was not going to miss THAT! But to further blow our minds, they needed a harp player that night to fill in for their ailing bandmember, and our Dave was asked to fill in! What a thrill for us all! And the band was amazing in every way...played brilliantly! I cannot wait to see them again. Thanks GUYS!!!


April 14, 2007

What a great band!

We're keeping the flame alive at lovely recovery. Highly charged, no charge music!


April 7, 2007

I saw & heard of the Yardbirds for the first time 4/6/07 in Las Vegas and I fell head over for Ben! He is just utterly and totally AMAZING! I doubt he remembers me but I'm 22 long dark hair and I was wearing a teal shirt and blue jeans and I waited to get my new album signed by the band. I don't want to sound like some groupie tramp but I am in LOVE!!


March 31, 2007

very good!

michael padaetz

March 24, 2007

The yardbirds music is as good as it gets.
I only wish more was available.
A long time fan. I go back to the start and have seen them with beck and page.
They were so far ahead of everyone else.

Regina Fullbright

March 17, 2007

I have grown up with you and I love you. Your music helped to keep the train rollin. See you in Lake Tahoe.

paul neves

March 15, 2007

see you at the tahoe,san fran,santa cruz and petaluma shows....thanks russ garrett

Ben King

March 12, 2007

Hey, Just for your interest and for those who have yet to hear the B.B Kings stuff 'Please Don';t Tell Me Bout The News is' available to listen to on the Favoured Nations MySpace page...
Hope everyone is well and see you all soon.

gary l. henry

March 8, 2007

the yardbirds are my favorite band i saw you in akron this summer you were the best when are you going to play again around ohio again i want my son and my brothers inlaws to see you in concert you guys are the best


March 7, 2007

Oh nice! Very pretty page!

Steve Hick

February 27, 2007

Just encountered this page. The Yardbirds at the State Theater in July 2006 were great.


February 23, 2007


Jeff Brosnahan

February 16, 2007

I saw your band in Columbus,Ohio in 2005,and look forward to seeing you again.

Don Mahlman

February 14, 2007

ive seen this band 3 times, they fucking kick ass! if you get a chance dont miss them. p.s. i wish they were coming to fresno this.


February 14, 2007

Wht a great website is
weekly I listend the juke box, great sound.
I hope that the yardbirds once come to the Netherlands or Belgium for a concert of playing on a festival.

Neal Dreskin

February 11, 2007


Rick Rondo

February 10, 2007

When are these guys going to release the 'Live At BB Kings' album? That was a real rockin' show!

Wayne DuBois

November 25, 2006

love your music would like to locate a copy of your live at bb kings and if there is any videos of your new incarnation would love to get ahold of some thanks

Marc Lacaze (phototographer)

November 24, 2006

Hello Ben King,

Thank you for the photos.

I them sendings with Jim today on CD I hope to make photographs of you for the round 2007 in France.

There are other photos on CD which is not on the site.

If they should be sent at an address moreover, not of problems, send to me a mall.

Afflicted for my bad English.

Best regards
Marc Lacaze

Ben King

November 21, 2006

Hey Russ,
There are some great photos from the show in AVignon, you can find the already compressed ones at

Bill Redman

November 19, 2006

Great web site especially The Juke Box page.

Big Gary Gates

November 17, 2006

Bring these guys back for another U.S. tour! This time dont forget about us over here on the West Coast!


November 2, 2006

saw the yardbirds at the blackbottom club. have watched there live performances the last 40 years . honestly this band is simply amazing ..what music what a great night.. join the yardbird expirience you won,t reget it .. awsome power

Krzysztof Stankiewicz

October 23, 2006

When The Yardbirds will be in Poland???


October 19, 2006

You're website looks very good, it was a pleasure to be on you're. Keep on the good work :-)


October 6, 2006

Hi, great site!

Kurt Flatau

October 2, 2006

I Love your musik sins I was 14 now i`am 53 and still love it.
see you cris.

Randy Mullis

September 3, 2006

Great site!Your efforts are appreciated and thanks also to the band for keeping the music alive.

phil tannenbaum

September 1, 2006

I'm trying to say hello to a buddy of mine from school, John Tumidanski. I think he may have performed with the Yardbirds recently. Anyone know his wherabouts? If so, please say hello for me and forward my email to him. Thanks, keep rockin.

gary l. henry

August 20, 2006

my wife and i just saw the yardbirds in akron, ohio the they we're great sound like old yardbirds on of the best concerts that i've everseen like to know when are the yardbirds coming back to ohio

Bryan M. Mishler

August 10, 2006

The Yardbirds have been my ultimate favorite band since I first found out about them through a friend in 1986. The music inspired me so much I started playing guitar. Then like Jimmy Page, switched to bass guitar briefly, and with my friend formed my first band: Shapes Of Things. We played classic rock, and blues. Then around 1990 formed a better band called: The Dawn Of Time. We played the same kind of music, and added garage, and psychedelia to the mix. We played a lot of the Yardbirds' material, with me handling the Jeff Beck leads. By 1993 became quite proficient with the bowed guitar style. By the mid to late 1990's the band fragmented, and I joined a band called Alpha Project, then Wall Street. This outfit was geared more toward the 1970's, & '80's, however, still played a few classic '60's rock songs. At one of the outdoor festival gigs in 2000, during the solo to The Doors' Roadhouse Blues I played the solo behind my head for the 1st time! It was fun! The band played several more gigs in 2001, but fragmented by early 2002. I joined another band that was short lived, and called Sound Barrier, but it too broke up. So by fall 2002 joined my current band called: Villains. Check it out at: We play some classic rock, and blues, but is geared more toward today's music. I've been playing lead guitar for about 21 years now, and am not afraid to say, I can play Yardbirds' songs over and over without ever growing tired, only more inspired by what was in the past, their recent gigs, and intrigue of what the Yardbirds will do in the future. I would sure like to see this band play some gigs around the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, such as Summerfest, The State Fair, Washington, and/or Waukesha County Fairs. Hope to see ya there! Take care! Rock on! Bryan aka Jiffybeckage.

Kevin McKay

August 8, 2006

I saw your show in Springfield, Ma. before you headed to Florida. I came weary about if your sound was outdated and lacking a serious lead guitarist but I was blown away. Ben is an awesome lead guitarist in the Yardbird mold. Only 22 years old and what a future is in store for this kid!!! I hope he stays contented with playing out and recording with the Yardbirds. I can't wait especially if you release a live CD from this tour. Maybe something can be done with the concert that XM Radio broadcasted. Well I hope to see you again in the future. Stay together and record new material.



Dennis Overend

August 8, 2006

for 40 years now the band has been GREAT!!! thanks for the great tunes. Dennis

Skip Goez

August 7, 2006

I used to own a Yardbirds T-shirt that Jeff Beck gave me back in 1966------I have it here in the house somewhere--------it was a white shirt with red lettering-------The Yardbirds on the front with the traditional Yardbird font------I remember that he was using it to wipe down his Les Paul-------he tossed it to me with a "here ya go"------I replied thanks-----he gave me a pixie smile and we parted ways--------if I find it------the next time I see him, I am going to have him sign it-------S

Rogert Nyberg

August 7, 2006

Hi,Russ Thanks for your e-mail.
Have a nice Summer.

Rogert Nyberg


Mary Ann and Ben Emanuele

August 3, 2006

After seeing the concerts at Mohegan Sun, at Springfield Massachusetts, and at Lake Tahoe in the past two weeks, we believe this is the best Yardbirds group -- ever. Not to take away anything from Keith and the three classic guitarists, but these Yardbirds are superior to all that has gone before. The new material is very good, Ben King's guitar playing is a revelation, and Billy-Boy's harmonica interplay takes the band to a level it never had before. The crowd of 900+ dancing, raving fans at Lake Tahoe said it all -- the crowd was captivated from the opening bars of Train Kept A-rolling to the end of encore Smokestack Lightning. A concert for the ages -- and the band knew it, too (seeing the happy smile on Jim McCarty's face as he left the stage made us feel good for them, too). Please stay together so we can see many more concerts with this same lineup.

Duke of the Discs (George Feist)

July 30, 2006

GREETINGS FROM THE TOWN OF CLUB FRED...sure wish you guys were coming to California. Fresno would be nice, but I could go to L.A. or San Francisco...saw the band at FILLMORE WEST CAROSEL BALLROOM in the 60s, Club Fred Twice, Asparagas Festival Byron, Calif. and Slims in San Francisco (best show ever)...glad the tour has been so good for the band and Russ....ROCK ON...Duke


July 25, 2006

The Yardbirds show in Stuart, FL on July 21st was awesome! While I've been a fan since the early 60's I never got to see this band perform until this past Saturday!! WOW! I brought 2 friends who were too young to know the Yardbirds. They were blown away by the show. The new members of the band blend very well with the original members. I JUST HOPE that there are plans for a new CD from this new incaration of the YARDBIRDS!! THANKS for a wonderful night of rockin music!!!

nikki from cough drop suicide

July 20, 2006

hey guys you put on an awesome show last night at B.B. Kings. I was amazed that i actually got to meet all of you, it was a great time. I see my fellow bandmate already posted our myspace website and it would be great if your guys could check it out. We dont have music up yet but we will soon. Well hopefully I will see you at another show so keep me posted when your going to be in the east coast again!
P.S.-John Idan is VERY attractive, and I love all of you!

emily, from cough drop suicide

July 19, 2006

i just saw you guys today at b.b. kings and if any of the bandmates are reading this, i love you, especially john idan so check our band out,

Kevin Wimmer

July 18, 2006

What a day!!! Just got home from Sellersville, PA after a 2 1/2 hour moped ride back to Delaware. I should be exhausted but not after seeing this band "rave up" on stage for the first time My thanks to John, Billy, Chris and Jim for signing my bike's gas tank. Hope to see them again so Ben could sign it too!


July 15, 2006


mary tomlinson

July 14, 2006

How about a list of upcomming gigs worldwide ??


Susie Dillingham

June 30, 2006

How great it is to go down memory lane with the band. They were my favorites in high school 65-68. Great years. I was band crazy but lived in a very little town on the outskirts of Los Angeles also separated by a mountain range. Kept us innocent! Yes, I know it was the 60's. I swerved away from Hard Rock which they now call Heavy Metal after I got married and had 2 children. When they got in their middle school years, they began to take me back to the love of my life. Hard Rock and Rock in general. MTV was the greatest thing ever invented.

You were the only band I got to see in Concert. It was in Catalina, CA What was totally awesome is that I think I got to see you guys at least 5 times in the week we got to spend in Catalina. I was there with the "girls" sorority type of club that high school had back then. Yes, 25 of the hottest girls in our high school and you didn't meet even one of them. I hooked up with Dave Boldt who was in your opening band. We hung around the remainder of the week! I think that he liked hanging around with all the girls! I had already been a band groupie (not same meaning as now, for me anyway)since middle school. I loved garage bands. Too much said, must stop.
Nice chatting at you. ROCK ON!!

Susie Dillingham
Portland, Oregon, USA
Long time fan. Fan since 12 years old!


June 27, 2006


Alan P.

June 26, 2006

To whom it may concern, Great website. Is it possible to get a copy of "Live Yardbids featuring Jimmy Page"?If so, in what format(cd,cd-rom)I hope it is possible. Thanks for the great website. Sincerly Alan

Susie Dillingham

June 25, 2006

Hi; I think that the Yardbirds were my first official Hard Rock band. I saw them at the Casino on Catalina Island, California in the summer of 1966. I was in high school. I was 15 years old. I was with all my girlfriends in a sorority type club I was in. It was called the Travaillers.

I went to see you almost every night for the week I was there. The charge to get in was only $5.00. On one night one of, Jim McCarty's drumsticks broke and I caught the tip. It is in my scrapbook! I also hooked up with the warm up band's drummer, David Boldt. We hung around together for the rest of my vacation. I guess I am one of the first rock bands groupies! I still love Rock to this day, it is my very favorite type of music. My current love is Def Leppard.

Well, bye now and ROCK ON!

Patrick James McKenna

June 6, 2006

I've been a Yardbirds fan for years.

One of the first songs that I learned to play on harmonica is "I'm a Man" (the 1965 hit version). That was @34 years ago.

In one band that I played bass for, the lead guitarist doubled on bass while I tackled harmonica.

But first, I had to learn all the notes, which we picked off of an abused vinyl LP. As a very inexperienced harmonicist, I depended on both the help and patience of the rhythm guitarist who helped by picking the notes and calling them out to me. When we were done, I had that harmonica solo down, including the rave-up part, note-by-note!

I like to think that Keith Relf would've been both impressed and flattered.

Although I have been in numerous bands since then, the episode that I just shared is still memorable.

I have just about every recording by the Yardbirds, including a cassete tape of the Box of Frogs.

I guess that it's about time for me to upgrade my collection!

Loretta Hargreaves R.N. MAY 2006.

May 26, 2006

THE PRETTY THINGS 'N Mates was a Group of music gems. Raw. Frenzied. Greatest Garage! Thank you for the Album. Excitement by Rock KINGS. Unique voice of Mr. May. 5 out of 5 STARS Rating. Loretta.


May 26, 2006

We need live yardbird DVDs


May 25, 2006

I´m from Germany (Weimar).I saw you on concert in Eisenach/Germany. It was great!!!!!! Thank you!
When do you come again?
I´m 0ne 0f your greatest Fans!
Bye, Manuel


May 24, 2006

hey, milwaukee is THE city of festivals in the U>S>A>, and it wouldn't be a complete year without the Yardbirds blowing the crowds away with the greatest sounds ever.

there are many shows or clubs please contact me if you can make it to our humble town

Peter Piper

May 16, 2006

Great site. Very interesting. Great music. Thanks. Peter.

Martin Lundberg

May 15, 2006

Hello guys! I´ll remember your great gigs at Droskan in Umeå, Sweden.
Best wishes!

Joseph Roesch

May 11, 2006

Hey John Idan, I missed you the last time you came to Bloomfield Hills (year or so). I see you're coming to Windsor. How long has it been? Drop me a line.

Your childhood friend...


May 8, 2006

I really do like the new versions of Yardbird songs you have here on The

It's really great that they can still get together after all these years and still put out great music.

Rock on Yardbirds!!! Rock on Russ!!!


May 1, 2006

I am a friend of John Fiddlers, and in all the research i have done I have found that he has played with the Yardbirds, box of frogs, medicine head, and other bands what i dont know is why he is not in the pictures for a lot of these bands can you tell me why.

Owner String Chemistry
Dinner Night Club

Mark Rosenblatt

April 11, 2006

Looking forward to the summer 2006 performance at B.B. King's in NYC. In fact, I'm looking forward to being ALIVE in 2006.

Billi Ann Radcliffe

April 8, 2006

I've been trying to get an E Mail to my friend John Idan. We met at my restaurant in Lake County Ca a few years back, at that
time we spoke on the phone quit often, unfortunately we lost contact, I t sure would be nice to talk with John again. Do you have a way of contacting him? It would be so very much appreciated.
Thank You....and have a wonderful Day.
Billi Ann Radcliffe

Rogert Nyberg

March 24, 2006

Hi,YARDBIRDS Was and Are The Best Band In The Hole World.Thanks and Best Wishes From: Rogert Nyberg


michael moore

March 8, 2006

saw yardbirds at state fairgrounds 1965 or 1966 at some kind of teeney bopper fair. velvet underground was at the same show. any idea when or what wqas going on. saw yardbirds with jimmy paige on lead 1972 or 71 at mt holly. anybody else there?

William Ashton-Smith

March 8, 2006

Great site! Miles ahead of the 'offical' Yardbirds website. Keep up the good work.I love the Juke Box by the way.


February 21, 2006

I thought I would just say that, I saw the Yardbirds play in London and their new guitar player Ben King is amazing, one of the best I have ever seen. The band were great, I had goosebumps!x

Bruce C. Duval

February 17, 2006

Greetings to all from Round Top, TX (population 77).
I have just finished listening to "I'm waiting for my man" performed by the YB in LA in 68'. Fantastic!
Thanks for all of the great music.

Justin Penn

February 15, 2006

Great site. I like the bands. Dave Walker I'm glad to see your doing well.

Sharyn Tumidanski Mertz

February 13, 2006

Note To John Idan,
Hope all is well, sad that I missed seeing you this summer in Michigan. I hope that you get this, unfortunately I can't seem to get a proper address or phone number for you from our parents, thinking of you often, wishing for you the best.
Your favorite cousin,
(a little presumptuous still)
Please e-mail me

Warren Derbie

February 2, 2006

Russ, Don't you feel just a little bit guilty? It pains me to hear of all those UK and US shows the 'Birds do and us poor devils here in New Zealand haven't seen them in 39 years!!! I even saw the Searchers in desperation the other night!
Another good site - thanks for your efforts.


January 25, 2006

This site is so much better the main one. The Yardbirds are one of my favourite bands of all time...

Dominique Francon

January 22, 2006

This is a great website, thanks :-)


January 9, 2006

I love the Yardbirds!

terry cahill

January 6, 2006

long live the yardbirds

Jonnie Vincenzo

January 1, 2006

Russ Keep it Alive !!! We are too !!
"The Velvematics"

dennis kelly

December 31, 2005

Wow!As I live and breathe,down here in South Florida,the "Yardbirds"!!!Still evolving,jammin',rockin',all things "Yardish and Birdish"!!I just dropped in by chance on my li'l ol'computer and there you are!God Bless all of you and Thanx for the memories since 1965!...........Dennis.......P.S.Mrs.Relf is still quite the "BABE"!!!

Mark Randall

December 17, 2005

Saw 'em play in Nashville this year and had a great time!
The more you learn about the Yardbirds, the more you realize what an important influence they have been for so many great bands.


December 15, 2005

Mr Idan is my music teacher and we are really proud at our school to have a pro singer doing our music lessons and its such a great opertunity to lean things that other people wouldnt learn so thanx Mr Idan !!!


December 15, 2005

John Idan is my music teacher so you Yard Birds ROCK !!

Kirk Franks

December 11, 2005

Great site Russ! I met you out in Laughlin Nevada at one of the Yardbirds shows. You invited me and another couple in to hear the sound check, it was great!!! I bought Jim's album from you and got everyone to sign it. Terrific show, wish they would return to America for shows again.

Russ Garrett (webmaster)

December 5, 2005

To: John Patino

No John, that's untrue. Peter Grant and Jimmy Page do not own the Yardbirds music nor do they own the name. Never have, never will. That's just a myth. No basis in fact.

(Giorgio Gomelsky, their first manager, does own some of their early songs. By the way, you should really join us on the Yardbirds Fan Forum for these type of questions and comments. It's a lot of fun. See the 'links' page)

john patino

November 28, 2005

Is it true that Peter Grant and Jimmy Page own the Yardbird music?

Malcolm Dewhirst

November 28, 2005

I saw the Yardbirds, last Friday 25th Nov 2005, in Derbyshire England, They were fantastic, and Ben King is a wonderful new edition to the list of awesome guitar players who have worked with this band.

I look forward to seeing them again in Stratford in February, If they are in a town near you, then you cannot afford to miss them.

Rogert Nyberg

November 21, 2005

YARDBIRDS are always a welcome to UMEÅ,SWEDEN.They are the best classic rock band ever.Best Wishes from
Rogert Nyberg


Bart Moon

November 19, 2005

Wow, I didn't even know the Yardbirds were still around. I'm a member of the Jane Relf/Renaissance forum so I'm very aware of Jim McCarty. Founding member of Renaissance. Yardbirds have had alot of great guitarists over the years, Beck, Clapton, Relf. Had no idea there was still a Yardbirds. Have to give a listen to!


November 15, 2005

Hi All, Great site, I am the som of Richard Mackay a very good friend of Jim. He used to publish the magasine YARDBIRDS WORLD. This is now being re-vamped and put onto CD. If anyone is interested or wants more info, let me know. Also I have my email called Jim "Uncle" I grew up with the Yardbirds and spent a great deal of time with them in recording studios and even went to France with one of Jims bands once. Was great fun! All the best DAN.


November 15, 2005

Hi All, Great site, I am the som of Richard Mackay a very good friend of Jim. He used to publish the magasine YARDBIRDS WORLD. This is now being re-vamped and put onto CD. If anyone is interested or wants more info, let me know. Also I have met alot of the Yardbirds and have always called Jim "Uncle" I grew up with the Yardbirds and spent a great deal of time with them in recording studios and even went to France with one of Jims bands once. Was great fun! All the best DAN.

Rogert Nyberg

November 13, 2005

YARDBIRDS Was and are the best band in the hole world. Many Thanks from
Rogert Nyberg.


November 3, 2005


mario compañet

November 1, 2005

hi , i intersted in more infomation over cd new of blues, i have a radio show in mexico d.f. el blues inmortal 96.1 fm radio unam, thank
mario compañet


October 25, 2005

luvit, luvit:)


October 14, 2005

Hendrix went to England and kicked all of their asses (Clapton, Beck, Page, Townsend) they were so scared they didnt want to go on stage before or after him.

john patino

October 12, 2005

It all started with the Yardbirds didnt it? We need live Yardbird DVDs. Thanks John

D.K. Stephens

September 26, 2005

Hello all,I have been collecting Yardbirds stuff for about 40
years. I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and went through
Hurricane Karina. I
lost every record I ever owned. All of them are
replaceable, except
for a few CDs that I had, that I don't know how to
get. They were
called "Poached Eggs". I don't know if they were
bootleggs or not,
probably were. Does anyone know where I can find
them to replace the
one's I lost? Thanks alot.

Manuel Rodriguez from Peru

September 20, 2005

I always loved led zep and cream music since I was a child, but then I knew the realthing behind them , The Yardbirds of couerse, great rock&and roll band they were the real roots yeah, Now I love your music the same way I love cream and led zep

Eric Clapton

August 30, 2005

Like the site - good luck russ and watch out for my show with the lads!

Dan Mackay

August 19, 2005

Lets keep them over here! Dont let them out the country. (unless they slipped out already)
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