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I am happy to have Jim McCarty as my guest for Live Your Music! Tune in for a conversation about Music, Friends, True Loves in the Beyond, Writing Books, and being in the The Yardbirds.
James Stanley McCarty (born 25 July 1943) is an English musician, best known as the drummer for The Yardbirds and Renaissance. Following Chris Dreja's departure from the Yardbirds in 2013, McCarty became the only member of the band to feature in every lineup.
McCarty has performed and recorded with the Yardbirds, Together, Renaissance, Shoot, Illusion, the Yardbirds reunion band Box of Frogs, Stairway, the British Invasion All-Stars, and Pilgrim, as well as under his own name and as the Jim McCarty Band. Since 1992 he has been playing with the reformed Yardbirds. Mr. McCarty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Yardbirds.
Jim McCarty’s first book, Nobody Told Me, was the story of the best days of his life, and a musical career that took him from a holiday camp in the English west country to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Jim’s new book, She Walks in Beauty, on the other hand, begins on the very worst day of my life, June 7, 2020— with the death of his wife Elisabeth. Lizzie.
She Walks in Beauty is not the typical rock’n’roll autobiography. There again, Jim McCarty is not the typical rock’n’roller.
To learn more about Jim McCarty, visit his website: www.jamesmccarty.com
To learn more about The Yardbirds, visit the band’s website: www.theyardbirds.com