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Dual (duel?) guitarists: The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

When Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds in the spring of 1965, the band asked Jimmy Page to take his place. At the time, Page was enjoying his work as a studio session musician, so he recommended a friend, Jeff Beck, … Continue reading

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On we sweep with threshing oar; our only goal will be the western shore (“Immigrant Song”)

On Oct. 25, 1970, 20 days after it had been released, Led Zeppelin III became the #1 album on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. The album would also reach #30 on the Billboard Soul LPs chart (?). This … Continue reading

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Everybody’s hustlin’ just to have a little scene (Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman”)

The only #1 hit for Donovan on the US singles chart happened on Sept, 3, 1966, with “Sunshine Superman.” Oddly enough, the single would not be released in the UK until December. “Sunshine Superman” is considered to be one of … Continue reading

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