Keith Relf 


 
 
 
 
 

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Keith Relf & Louis Cennamo
Armageddon radio interview

 

Keith Relf Interview '75
 
 
Various Keith Relf articles
 
 
 

 

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There simply is no way to overstate the importance of Keith Relf's contributions to modern rock & roll. 

As a founding member and frontman of the ground-breaking blues/psychadelic band The Yardbirds - his vocals, songwriting, and powerful harmonica playing introduced the world to a new take on the Howlin' Wolf-Muddy Waters Chicago blues that the band loved so much. Emerging from the same 1960's "swinging London" blues boom as The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks and The Who - The Yardbirds went on to set the stage for every great rock band that followed in their footsteps. 

After The Yardbirds folded in July 1968, Relf and Yardbirds bandmate Jim McCarty launched Renaissance, a classical/folk/rock experimental hybrid that helped to propel modern rock music many years forward, embracing the various styles & rich musical heritage of their native Britain - and who would continue to exist and prosper long after the ex-Yarbirds left to participate in other musical ventures in 1970.

Relf then undertook various projects throught the early 1970's...producing bands like Saturnalia and Hunter Muskett - as well as producing & playing bass for Medicine Head, then producing & providing background vocals for Steamhammer - whose guitarist Martin Pugh and bassist Louis Cennamo would eventually join Relf and American drumming ace Bobby Caldwell in Relf's final band...Armageddon. 

This site is in the early stage of it's development...we have much more to discuss about this gifted artist, please stay tuned for more content in the coming weeks.

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Links & related web sites

The Yardbirds (official)

The Yardbirds collection for sale!

The Yardbirds Sessions/Tours Page

Jim McCarty

Renaissance

John Hawken

Medicine Head

Bobby Caldwell Interview, 2012