Concert Details

5 September 1964 – The Yardbirds


Open House (BBC Light Programme)


Venue: Broadcasting House

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar 
? – Vocals 
Chris Dreja – Rhythm Guitar 
Paul Samwell-Smith – Bass 
Jim McCarty – Drums

Show Notes:

Vocalist Keith Relf is ill, suffering complications from severe asthma. After collapsing in mid-August, he was hospitalized and missed 6 weeks of performances. During his recovery, Mick O’Neil, Mike Vernon and Tony Carter all filled in on vocals.

The Yardbirds were guests on the Open House radio show which aired from 16:00. Other musical guests were:
The Dalys
Lesley Gore
Eden Kane
Jonathan Routh
The Searchers
Jackie Trent 
Tony Osborne and his Orchestra 

BBC Light Programme would become BBC Radio 2 in 1967. 

More information about this show at the BBC Genome Project

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