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The Yardbirds: Rock history on display in show at The Kate

March 5, 2019

Seminal British blues/rock band The Yardbirds, which featured Eric Clapton in 1963, Jeff Beck in 1965 and Jimmy Page (for four months) in 1966, will appear again in Connecticut, this time at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, on Thursday, March 14.

The lineup these days includes original drummer/composer Jim McCarty, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist John Idan, bassist Kenny Aaronson, lead guitarist Godfrey Townshend and Myke Scavone on harp, percussion and backing vocals.

Known for the international hit “For Your Love” along with “Heart Full of Soul” and “I’m a Man,” the McCarty-led Yardbirds still play the blues but will mix in some heavy rock and wild jams, too. They have appeared in the past two years at Infinity Hall Hartford, Mohegan Sun and Bridge Street Live in Collinsville.

Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m. $65. Katharinehepburntheater.org .