More Yardbirdsy Stuff

The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck performing “Train Kept a Rollin'” in the movie Blow Up. In the movie, they’re performing for two human beings and a crowd of zombies.

Eric Clapton performing “Layla” (and other songs — it’s a 24 minute clip) with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. I believe Ron Wood’s on stage along with Ray Cooper. Is that Rundgren on keyboards?

This video starts off with Beck’s Bolero, followed by Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck performing “Immigrant’s Song” together. If you haven’t had enough guitar work yet, it ends with — get this — Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Flea, and Joe Perry, all backed up by Metallica, playing “Train Kept a Rollin’.”

Published by James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2023); David Bowie and Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)); Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019); Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at for details.

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