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100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10

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The man
100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 03:15PM
100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10

1 Nanda Leslie

2 Cheri Class

3 The Statue

4 Coldharbour Elaine

5 Streetwise Sarah

6 Jill Mumford

7 Conny Jude

8 Vivien Goldman

9 Ari Up

10 Gaylene Martin

Compiled by OBSERVER STATION
jb welda
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 03:45PM
shapes of things

over under sideways down

happenings 28 years time ago

one love
jah bill
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 05:42PM
...more like 38 yrs jb...
Shame on you, don't you know little games are for little boys?
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 05:43PM
...don't forget "Heart Full of Soul"
..."For Your Love"
..."Mister You're a Better Man than I"
..."Train Kept A-rollin'"
..."I Can't Make Your Way"
..."Smokestack Lightnin'"

One of the seminal bands of the day.
jb welda
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 06:23PM
>100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10

herb: 2006 - 1978 = 28 by my reckoning...

you list some nice titles but im afraid i always preferred the later, more psychedelic version of the band.

factoid of the day: led zepplin was originally going to be called the new yardbirds.

one love
jah bill
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 07:28PM
Your math is good jb but the yardbirds' music was from like 10-13 yrs. before '78...all in all a great and very progressive band that never got the acclaim of say the Stones or even the Kinks...but it presented at least 3 future guitar demigods to the world.
The man
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 07:54PM
The Yardbirds were a typical middle class 1960s British group, a kind of sub Pretty Things. Eric Clapton is long known as a weak, chinless fool, while Jimmy Page was probably the person Carly Simon was singing about in 'You're So Vain'. As he's aged, all his beauty and lustruous hair has gone.

The 100 Club yardbirds were a bunch of women who liked to go to the 100 Club on London's Oxford Street and have the guys there vying for their attentions. They were given this name by the guy who ran the place, Ron Leslie, the husband of Nanda. Actually, Nanda wasn't a yardbird at all, and nor was Cheri Class.

The club in 1978 was a hoot. I remember John Lydon picking a fight there one night with one of the black bouncers. Rotten was a fool. You never knew if he was going to greet you with a smile or a sneer. Nowadays, he's a property magnate living with his super rich wife (Ari Up's heiress mother) somewhere in the States. I've not spoken with him for 25 years.

Of the women above I'll say that I don't expect to see Gaylene again now she's left Coalition to go back to New Zealand, nor Streetwise Sarah, an arist with a son called Bim (after Sherman, I believe), who now lives in Australia. I see Viv Goldman once every three years or so and still receive a Christmas card every year from Conny Jude, whose husband Eric is one of my oldest friends.

Reel
papa ray
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 08:57PM
Jeff Beck/ guitarist as gunslinger. The brilliant improviser.
jb welda
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 09:38PM
yes papa ray, i think it was jeff beck who was the principal guitarist when i liked the band most.

and herb, my initial post wasnt necessarily about the band; it was more a comment on what was going on in the club jah reel mentions in 78. i only recognize a couple of those names myself, but its interesting that bim sherman made enough an impression to have sons named after him.

one love
jah bill
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 04, 2006 10:02PM
When I used the term 'demigod' that was referring to their later popularity rather than my reverence for any of them. I used to consider Clapton a journeyman guitarist at best back in those days, more craftsmanship than artistry. I was more into Hendrix and later John McLaughlin (before he became a Sri Chinmoy devotee). Jimmy Page was definitely a legend in his own mind. Beck (Jeff, not the wimpazoid who calls himself that these days) was the most interesting player out of the three former Yardbirds.
papa ray
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 05, 2006 10:14AM
Heard many many moons ago,backstage in St Louis, attributed to Mr. Page RE the Yardbirds:
'Mainly I just watched Jeff's fingers'.
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 05, 2006 10:39AM
"As he's aged, all his beauty and lustrous hair has gone."

As I survey the wreckage of my own once-brave frame, I can add only that the former Yardbird is not alone.

Aye. Youth's a stuff will not endure. And there's a fact. "Tempus edax rerum" as we say in Bradford.
danderson
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 05, 2006 11:28AM
Didn't Viv Goldman write a book about Bob Marley? I would like to get a copy of it. It seems to be out of print...
Re: 100 CLUB YARDBIRDS (1978) 10
January 05, 2006 11:44AM
Goldman, Vivien and Boot, Adrian "Bob Marley: Soul Rebel - Natural Mystic" (Eel Pie Publishing, London, 1981). My rather peremptory search on the Blackwells database suggests it is out of print.
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