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A Conversation With Jim McCarty Of The Legendary Yardbirds

Douglas McLean chats with Jim McCarty, drummer and founding member of the legendary Yardbirds, about his latest book project and his career in music for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, 'Backstage'.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

As the drummer and one of the original founding members of the legendary Yardbirds, Jim McCarty has made a life in music that spans several successful bands, numerous recordings, a solo career as a deeply touching songwriter, and as an author, he has two books and joins Douglas McLean to discuss his latest , ‘She Walks In Beauty’ as well has his long musical adventure.

The Yardbirds are famous not only for a series of unforgettable hits during the sixties, but also introducing the world to three of rocks most notable solo guitarists; Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton.

What’s makes Jim McCarty’s story so amazing is his continuous search for what he terms the “Bigger Picture”, as well as his prodigious work as a drummer, songwriter, band leader and author, throughout the past sixty years.


Over, Under, Sideways, Down

So Many Questions

Stop Living Life In The Past

Lost Women



Jim McCarty has performed and recorded with the Yardbirds, Together, Renaissance, Shoot, Illusion, the Yardbirds reunion band Box of Frogs, Stairway, the British Invasion All-Stars, and Pilgrim, as well as under his own name and as the Jim McCarty Band. Since 1992 he has been playing with the reformed Yardbirds.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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