The Yardbirds had their break through hit during mid-1966 with “For Your Love.” Their happiness was short lived when guitarist Eric Clapton decided their sound had become to popish and left the band.
How do you replace one of the greatest guitarists of all time? The answer is simple; you hire another of the greatest guitarists of all time.
Jeff Beck stepped in as the lead guitarist for “Heart Full Of Soul.” His use of a guitar fuzz box to distort his sound was unique at the time. “Heart Full Of Soul” reached number nine on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart in the United States and number two in England.
Beck would eventually leave the band as well but things would continue to work out just fine as Jimmy Page was on the horizon.