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The Yardbirds With Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page, Yardbirds


These days it's almost like a lot of kids get into bands because they want to get rich and famous, but when we started this band that wasn't really part of it. I never envisioned what I was doing as part of a career. We weren't even aware of all the stuff that came with it. We just looked at the bands that we idolized - like the Yardbirds - and we were blown away by how they could play. All we wanted to do was play like that, to be a great band like that.
- Steven Tyler - Aerosmith

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • They took the name from the book 'On The Road'.... The term referred to hobos Submitted by: George 'The Duke' Feist
  • The band members decided to change the name of the band which was at that time the Metropolitan Blues band. Keith Relf wrote a list with alternative names and the band members decided to choose Yardbirds, which was an expression for hobos hanging around railway yards waiting for the next train (also a nickname for prisoners) and also a homage to legendary saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Submitted by: nykr

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Chris Dreja""Photographer"This could have gone in the "New Career" as well...was a photographer from when he left in 1968 to when the Yardbirds were resurrected in 1992. He was offered a chance to be the bassist of the "New Yardbirds", a band Jimmy Page formed, in part to fulfill all the Yardbirds' concert commitments in 1968, but he declined, wanting to pursue photography. He did, however, take a picture of this band, that was used on the cover of their first album. He is also one of the people credited with having given the "New Yardbirds" their final name, supposedly saying that the band would go over "like a lead zeppelin" - Ra'akone

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Eric Clapton""Clapton left the Yardbirds about the same time Jeff Beck joined; and he had a far better solo career, although the Yardbirds were excellent with him." - Alan the Ottoman
"Jeff Beck""Jeff Beck has had a huge amount of hits, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has influenced a ton of other musicians." - dxman

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Wore Your Love""For Your Love"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Bore Your Love""For Your Love"D. Melody Dole, MD
"For Pure Love""For Your Love"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Pour Your Love""For Your Love"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Over Under Sideways Down,"Too many contradictory directions at one time.Peter
"Heart Full Of Soul,"Music or incorporeal essences aren't in hearts.Peter
"Honey In Your Hips,"Hips don't contain honey.Yvette Bristle
"I'm Not Talking,"And you're not singing either?Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Soul Sister, Brown Sugar," Sam & Dave"Heart Full Of Soul," The Yardbirds
"Thieves In The Temple," Prince"Stealing, Stealing," The Yardbirds
"Robbers," Cold War Kids"Stealing, Stealing," The Yardbirds
"Laugh, Laugh," The Beau Brummels"Ha Ha Said The Clown," The Yardbirds
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"For Our Love" originally "For Your Love"
"Troll On" originally "Stroll On"
"Heat Full Of Soul" originally "Heart Full Of Soul"
Lucy Crosland

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"For Your Glove" originally "For Your Love"
"Form Your Love" originally "For Your Love"
How does one do that?

Change a Letter:

"For Your Dove" originally "For Your Love"
"For Sour Love" originally "For Your Love"
"Shape Of Thongs" originally "Shape Of Things"
"Heart Full Of Soup" originally "Heart Full Of Soul"
Pam Tabor
"Heart Full Of Sour" originally "Heart Full Of Soul"
You shouldn't have a sour heart
Pam Tabor

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Over Under Sideways Down""Overt Bunkum: Lies-Bray Clowns"John A. Barry
"Still I'm Sad""It's iPad"John A. Barry
"Mister, You're a Better Man Than I""Sister, Poor Old Letterman, You'll Eye"Timmy1000
"Heart Full Of Soul""Fart Full Of Soul"The Comedian
"Heart Full Of Soul""Yard Full Of Moles"Merry & Pippin
"Shapes of Things To Come""Names of Shows That Are Dumb"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Shapes Of Things To Comes""Apes Must Think We're Dumb"Alvin Rhodes
"For Your Love""Farmyard Love"Rick Duncan
"Heart Full Of Soul""Out of Control"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Over Under Sideways Down""That Cucumber Half A Crown"LucidLupin LeeBee

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
The Sun is ShiningSunscreenA.J.
Train Kept A Rollin'Amtraksaverock'n'roll@saverock'n'

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
For Your LoveStalker Helplinecarly_carlz

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
For The Love Of Money
   The O'Jays
For Your Love
   The Yardbirds
For Your Love Of Money
Bob Oldhart
What I Did For Love
   Cast of 'A Chorus Line'
For Your Love
   The Yardbirds
What I Did For Your Love
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
   Meat Loaf
For Your Love
   The Yardbirds
I'd Do Anything For Your Love (But I Won't Do That)
The Things We Do For Love
For Your Love
   The Yardbirds
The Things We Do For Your Love
Joe Siebert
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Skin Yard Birds
Skin Yard combined with The Yardbirds
Submitted By: Cynthia Avery
The Freebirds
Free combined with The Yardbirds
I think everyone knows what people would scream at their concert...
Submitted By: dxman
We Five-yard Birds
We Five combined with The Yardbirds
Wow! Some mighty big feathered friends there! Hopefully friends, anyway.
Submitted By: Peggy Pollock
The Yardbirds' Trauma
The Yardbirds combined with Yard Trauma
Submitted By: Karen Smith

There are additional Yardbirds Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"For Your Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
For your love
"Heart Full of Soul"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a heart full of sand.
Original Lyrics:
I've got a heart full of soul.
"Over Under Sideways Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
'til I've spent my way
Original Lyrics:
'til I've spent my wage
"Shapes of Things"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just teach me to disguise
Original Lyrics:
Just teach me to despise
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I'm a Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm Amanda
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm a man

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

In memory of Jeff Beck (1944-2023)

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"For Your Love"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
For your love, I'd give you everything and more
Why They're Nonsensical:
No one can give everything to another person. Also, "everything and more" is an impossibility.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"For Your Love"
Opening Lines:
For your love.
This line is repeated three times before we get to anymore lines. But I love this song from 1965, it is such an infectious song and an early prelude to what was to come in the late 1960's psychedelica.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Space Change:

"Evil He Art Ed You" originally "Evil Hearted You"
Submitted by: Peter
"Evil Heart Ed You" originally "Evil Hearted You"
Submitted by: Peter
"Steel Ed Blues" originally "Steeled Blues"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Red's Birthday Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
Ty Heard Birds Submitted by: Winter Pepper
Trashy Bidder Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Trades Hybrid Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Hydrated Ribs Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Lover For You" originally "For Your Love"
Submitted by: Ed
"Voyeur Floor" originally "For Your Love"
Submitted by: Ed
"Same Leg Tilt" originally "Little Games"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Last Mite Leg" originally "Little Games"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Age Still Met" originally "Little Games"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Too Much Monkey Business"
The Lyrics:
I been to Yokohama, been fightin' in the war.
Refers to the city of Yokohama, Japan.
Submitted by: Natasha Bly

Song Title Acrostics:

HAT: "He's Always There"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Ye Bard Thirds originally "The Yardbirds"
What would a third of a bard sing like?
Submitted by: Mary Byram
Birdyards originally "Yardbirds"
Submitted by: Peter

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Submitted by: Winter Pepper

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