Yardbirds, The - Adopt a hobo

Meaning of Yardbirds - HoboKnown as the London blues band in which a very young Eric Clapton played for a short while (from October 1963 until May 1965 to be exact), only to walk out upset when the repertoire became too poppy to his taste. 

A yardbird of course is a prisoner or a convict. It is also a nickname for idlers, loafers and hobos, which suggests that the Yardbirds members did not hold themselves in very high esteem. 

There are sources pointing out that jazz musician Charlie Parker was nicknamed Yardbird. His repertoire included a song titled Yardbird Suite. 

Active: 1963-1968; 1992-present, GBR
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