The Yardbirds and the Clapton years

On Oct. 4, 1963, the original guitarist for The Yardbirds, Anthony “Top” Topham, was replaced by Eric Clapton. Clapton would remain with the group through May of 1965, and leave when the band decided to turn away from R&B in favor of more pop fare.  One of the last Yardbird recordings Clapton can be heard on (and supposedly he was reluctant to play on it) was “For Your Love,” written by future 10cc band member Graham Gouldman.

The song would become the band’s highest rated single in the US, reaching the #6 position on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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