Yardbirds

Jim McCarty

Reference number:

12203
£75.00

Description:

An original vintage circa 1964 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Jim McCarty

Certification:

From the autograph book of Bernadette M containing many notable pop acts she collected in London during the mid 1960s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x11cm Size Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Yardbirds

Reference number:

11881
£675.00

Description:

Four original circa 1965 consecutive autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members of the period ; Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf d1976 and Eric Clapton

There is a second Keith Relf signature on the reverse of Paul Samwell Smith

Certification:

From the autograph books of Jill H containing many music notables of the 1960s. The autographs were all collected at High Wycombe Town Hall and the Marquee Club Wardour Street. Some are dedicated to her. There is a letter included further detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

7x5cm Sized Pages

Condition:

Average. View Image. Eric Clapton & Keith Relf signatures are on pages laid down onto the autograph book page

About

About Yardbirds

Yardbirds

THE YARDBIRDS. Pioneering and influential British R&B group famous for initiating the careers of three of rock musics greatest guitarists ; Eric Clapton (left March 1965) / Jeff Beck (Left June 1966) and Jimmy Page who replaced Paul Samwell Smith in 1966. The Yardbirds were leaders in the use of innovation to release the full potential of sound from the electric guitar. From late October 1966, the band became a quartet with Jimmy Page as the sole lead guitarist, (he subsequently introduced playing the instrument with a cello bow) and the use of a wah-wah pedal in addition to his fuzzbox. Their commercial fortunes were declining ; "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" only reached No30 on the US chart and fared even worse in Britain. The group spent most of 1967 touring in the USA with new manager Peter Grant with their live shows becoming heavier and more experimental. By 1968, the psychedelic blues-rock of Cream and Jimi Hendrix had become enormously popular. However Keith Relf and Jim McCarty still wished to pursue a style influenced by folk and classical music, whilst Jimmy Page wanted to continue with the kind of heavy music for which Led Zeppelin would soon become iconic. The group's final single "Goodnight Sweet Josephine" was recorded in January and released two months later, while its B-side ; "Think About It", featured a proto-Zeppelin riff and snippets of the "Dazed" guitar solo. On 7th July 1968, the group played their final gig at the College of Technology in Luton and Jimmy Page went onto form the legendary Led Zeppelin. Keith Relf  died in 1976 (aged just 33) in an accident at home caused by electrocution.

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Jim McCarty

Reference number:

10584
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Description:

An original circa 1970s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Jim McCarty

Certification:

One of an absolutely outstanding mostly in-person autograph collection of over 500 items obtained by JD in Brighton & London during the late 1970's to 1990s. The majority being pop music acts of the period, along with actors and entertainers. The autographs are on records / fanzine magazine photographs and autograph book pages. Many are dedicated along with messages to the collector (Jonathan) and include dates & venues where they were obtained. There is a copy of a letter from him included (if required) that details his almost obsessive collecting exploits and memories of the time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Yardbirds

Reference number:

11882
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Description:

Four original circa 1965 consecutive autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by four group members of the period ; Jim McCarty / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf d1976 and Jeff Beck

Chris Dreja is missing from this lineup

Certification:

From the autograph books of Jill H containing many music notables of the 1960s. The autographs were all collected at High Wycombe Town Hall and the Marquee Club Wardour Street. Some are dedicated to her. There is a letter included further detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

7x5cm Sized Pages

Condition:

Average. View Image. Keith Relf & Paul Samwell Smith signatures are on pages laid down onto the autograph book page. Sellotape staining. Sellotape has been removed

Yardbirds Sheet Music

Reference number:

YSM1
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Description:

A rare original 1966 music sheet for "Shapes of Things"

Certification:

NA

Size:

28x22cm Size (4 pages)

Condition:

Average

Yardbirds

Reference number:

11980
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Description:

An original 1966 autograph book page, clearly signed in red ballpoints by three group members ; Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty

Certification:

Collectors notation is High Wycombe Town Hall May 10th 1966. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x10cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Yardbirds

Reference number:

11857
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Description:

A good original 1965 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by four group members ; Jeff Beck / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf d1976 and Chris Dreja PLUS a second vintage circa 1965 cut page (see image) clearly signed in ballpoint by Jim McCarty completing the full set

Certification:

From the autograph book of Jill H containing many notables of the period. Paul Samwell Smith is a hurried signature. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Jim McCarty page 7x4.5cm Size

Condition:

Good. View Image

Keith Relf

Reference number:

10582
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Description:

An original circa 1965 exercise book page, clearly signed & dedicated (To Shirley) in ballpoint by Keith Relf

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x10cm Sized Exercise Book Page

Condition:

Average. View Image

Jim McCarty & Chris Dreja

Reference number:

10583
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Description:

Two original vintage circa 1960s cut pages laid down onto a single autograph book page, signed in ballpoints by both Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x9cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Poor but usable. View Image

Keith Relf

Reference number:

10585
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Description:

An original circa 1965 exercise book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by Keith Relf

Certification:

From the 1960s autograph collection of Ann B. Her father was manager of The Vines (Big House) next door to the Adelphi Hotel Liverpool where many of the celebrity acts of the period stayed when playing the Empire Theatre. He collected them and got some of the autographs dedicated to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Average. View Image

Keith Relf & Paul Samwell Smith

Reference number:

10586
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Description:

An original circa 1965 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Keith Relf and Paul Samwell Smith

Certification:

From the 1960s autograph collection of Ann B. Her father was manager of The Vines (Big House) next door to the Adelphi Hotel Liverpool where many of the celebrity acts of the period stayed when playing the Empire Theatre. He collected them and got some of the autographs dedicated to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image

Jim McCarty & Chris Dreja

Reference number:

7876
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Description:

A very good original 2002 visitors book page, clearly signed in markers by Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty.

 

Certification:

Obtained Capital Gold Radio Station on 7.12.2002. This is just one item taken from a huge collection of over 400 signatures contained in four large autograph / visitor books all obtained in person by an employee of Capital Gold Radio in London 2000-2008. Includes copy of a letter from him detailing the general history of the books. Every signature is named with the date collected on each page for easy reference and proof of signing date. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

21x14cm Sized Visitors Book Page

Keith Relf & Jeff Beck

Reference number:

8829
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Description:

A good original circa 1966 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Keith Relf and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Image.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

8512
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Description:

A very good original circa 1965 page, clearly signed in various ballpoints by all five group members of the period ; Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf d1976 and Eric Clapton.

 

Certification:

One of a fine music collection obtained by Ruby Heasman of Brighton during the Mid 1960s. Many include the original fan letters she sent to the pop-stars during the period, showing how she worded her letters along with her name and address. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x14cm Sized Page

Condition:

Good. Two minor folds. We would rate as 8/10.

Keith Relf & Chris Dreja

Reference number:

3339
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Description:

An original 1965 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by both Keith Relf and Chris Dreja.

 

Yardbirds

Reference number:

4403
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Description:

An original (circa 1965) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by Chris Dreja / Jim McCarty / Eric Clapton / Paul Samwell Smith and Keith Relf.

 

Certification:

One of an outstanding 1960s autograph book collection containing many pop music notables of the period obtained by Celia Blackshaw of Salford mostly in and around The Granada Studios in Manchester. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7863
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Description:

An original May 1967 card-stock promotional leaflet for Bristol Corn Exchange, clearly signed in ballpoints on the reverse by all four group members of this period ; Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja / Keith Relf d1976 and Jimmy Page.

 

Certification:

The signatures are on the reverse of the card-stock ad leaflet showing acts coming to the Bristol Corn Exchange Venue in May 1967 ; Jesse Fuller and Wynder Frog (Green Door). Our research shows that The Yardbirds played the venue the week before (on Tuesday May 23rd) so this is very likely to be the actual signing date for these autographs. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

18x15cm Sized Cardstock Promo Leaflet

Condition:

Good. View Image. We would rate as 7.5/10.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7097
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Description:

An original 1966 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all three group members of this period ; Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

From the wonderful (1964-1967) pop-music autograph books of Michael Alden Longmeadow Stevenage, containing many of the most notable groups of the period. He worked at and all the autographs were collected at The Locarno Ballroom Stevenage. Our research shows that this page is likely to have been signed on 27th April 1966 when the Yardbirds played this venue. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

4541
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Description:

Five original 1960s autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by six members of the group ; Eric Clapton / Jim McCarty / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

From a Cardiff area autograph book collected by Janet Staples who vaguely remembered getting the five Yardbirds with Eric Clapton autographs at The Chinese Jazz Club Corn Exchange Bristol. The group played the venue on 3rd March 1965 , just 10 days before Clapton left the band. The Jeff Beck autograph was obtained by her later in the same book at The Capitol Cinema Cardiff on 25th May 1965 and there is half the original concert ticket stub for the evening included to validate this. The Yardbirds were on tour with The Kinks and The Riot Squad. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7206
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Description:

An original (circa 1965) diary page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members of this period ; Jim McCarty / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

From the 1965-1967 music autograph collection of Theresa Thomas of Leeds. A friend was the president of the Leeds University Union entertainment board and collected the autographs of many of the pop-groups that played there during this period. Includes an extensive typed letter from her more fully detailing the history. Many of the pages have dates / collectors notations and dedications on them. The Yardbirds played the Leeds University Union on 23rd October 1965, so this is the likely actual signing date of this page. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7020
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Description:

An original (circa 1965) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members of this period ; Jim McCarty / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

SOLD

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7195
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Description:

A pair of consecutive original (circa 1965) autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members (first names only) of this period ; Jim McCarty / Keith Relf d1976 / Paul Samwell Smith / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

 

Certification:

From the extensive pop-music related autograph book of Carol Cawdron all collected between 1964-1966 in the Oxford and Cambridge area. Many autographs appear to have been obtained at the well-known Marcam Hall March (Fenlands Premier Ballroom) venue during this period. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3321
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Description:

Sheet music for "I Wish You Would" ; the first single record released by the group in May 1964. This is signed clearly in ballpoints by three members ; Chris Dreja / Paul Samwell Smith and Keith Relf.

 

Certification:

Autographs were obtained at a concert circa 1964/5 at Clacton On Sea Town Hall ; with extensive letter from the original collector detailing this. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7152
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Description:

A rare pair of original (circa 1964-65) autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members of this period ; Jim McCarty / Keith Relf / Paul Samwell Smith / Eric Clapton and Chris Dreja.

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7739
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Description:

A rare & desirable original vintage 1964 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by four group members ; Jim McCarty / Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Eric Clapton (PLUS) an original 1964 lined exercise book page, clearly signed in ballpoint by fifth member Paul Samwell Smith to make up the full set.

 

Certification:

From the 1960s autograph book of S Dury containing many notable music acts of the period. Collectors date notation is 12th July 1964. The Yardbirds played The Scala Ballroom Dartford Kent on this day, so we can assume this to be the place and date of signing. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7778
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Description:

A good original vintage (circa 1965) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by three group members ; Keith Relf / Chris Dreja and Jeff Beck.

AND ON THE REVERSE OF THIS PAGE ;

GRAHAM HILL autograph d1975. British F1 Grand-Prix racing driver. One of motorsports most recognisable faces whose outstanding career yielded 14 wins from 179 GP starts. He was  F1 World Champion in 1962 and again in 1968 and is still the only man ever to win motorsports "Triple Crown". He was sadly killed whilst piloting his own plane in a crash at Elstree in 1975 ......

Certification:

From a London area autograph book containing many notable music and entertainment autographs of the 1960s. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3707
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Description:

An original (circa 1966) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by Jeff Beck / Jim McCarty who has added "The Yardbirds" / Chris Dreja and Keith Relf. 

 

Certification:

From an autograph book from The Hull area containing many 1960s pop music notables. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7644
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Description:

An original (circa 1965) piece of a paper concert promotional flyer, clearly signed in ballpoints by Paul Samwell Smith (adding Yardbirds) & Jim McCarty and in red marker by Keith Relf.

 

Certification:

From the late 1960s music autograph book of Liz Brunt of Bristol, mostly obtained at concerts at The Colston Hall. Some autographs are dedicated to her along with news-clippings and notations of concert dates. The flyer is for Bristol Corn Exchange (9th June 1965 Marianne Faithfull). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3666
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Description:

A pair of autograph book pages, clearly signed in ballpoints by Jeff Beck / Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja and Keith Relf. 

 

Certification:

One of an outstanding 1960s music collection in two autograph books obtained by Janet Smith circa 1965 at Denmark Street and The Top of The Pops Studios. Includes an extensive letter from her detailing the history. There are collectors notations done by her on many of the autographed pages. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7651
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Description:

An original 1964 promo-card for "I Wish You Would", clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members ; Jim McCarty / Keith Relf / Paul Samwell Smith / Chris Dreja and Eric Clapton.

 

Certification:

I Wish You Would was The Yardbirds debut single released in the UK May 1964 and in the US August 1964 ; it failed to chart at the time. This was the first of two singles recorded with Eric Clapton as the lead guitarist before he left the group in March 1965. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3708
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Description:

An original (circa 1965) promo-postcard, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members ; Jeff Beck / Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja / Keith Relf and Paul Samwell Smith. 

 

 

Certification:

From an autograph book from The Hull area containing many 1960s pop music notables. UACC RD IAA Auctions. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3853
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Description:

A lined diary book page for March 23rd 1965, clearly signed in ballpoints by Jeff Beck / Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja and Keith Relf (Jeff Beck adding "Yardbirds").  

 

Certification:

From 1960s London area music autograph book collection obtained by Bunty Berry ; many at Ready Steady Go TV Studios. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Yardbirds

Reference number:

7864
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Description:

An original 1965 Majestic Ballroom Reading venue promotional flyer, clearly signed on the reverse in ballpoints by all five group members of the period ; Jim McCarty / Chris Dreja / Paul Samwell Smith / Keith Relf d1976 and Eric Clapton.

 

Certification:

The autographs are on the reverse of an original February 1965 Majestic Ballroom Reading Berkshire TeenBeat Newsflash advertising slip for The Cymerons / The Cellar Set and Cops & Robbers. Our research shows that The Yardbirds played this venue the week before (on 25th January 1965) so this is likely to be the actual signing date. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

9x7cm Sized Autographed Page

19x14cm Sized Promotional Flyer 

Condition:

Good. View Images. We would rate as 8.5/10.

Yardbirds

Reference number:

3759
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Description:

A pair of (circa 1965) autograph book pages, signed in ballpoints by ; Chris Dreja / Jeff Beck / Jim McCarty / Eric Clapton / Paul Samwell Smith and Keith Relf. There is an unknown signature possibly a roadie below Eric Clapton. 

 

Certification:

From an outstanding 1964-68 music autograph book collected by Ray Darvill of High Wycombe containing many notables of the time including The Yardbirds / The Who / Pink Floyd / Beach Boys / Troggs / Moody Blues / Move / John Mayalls Bluesbreakers / T Bone Walker / Bill Haley and Comets / Hollies / Searchers etc etc. Most of the signatures were obtained in London area and many probably at the famous London Marquee Club. These two lineups of the group played the Marquee Club on numerous occasions between January 1965 and June 1966. Authenticated and sold by World Renowned auctioneers Bonhams of London. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA