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Yeah you got that something (The Beatles in 1963)

In 1963, the general consensus among recording industry professionals was that British music could not be popular in the States. In England, a four-man band called the Beatles was generating publicity and sales. The Beatles’ British label, EMI, could not … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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