It was on this day in 1966 When Pink Floyd made their debut appearance at the popular Ricky Tick Club in Hounslow, England. However and far more interesting, on that same day The Yardbirds were filming and performing in a re-creation of the Ricky Tick club built at MGM Studios in Borehamwood for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film “Blow up”
In 1966 if you were interested in experiencing Britain’s “Swinging London” and who wasn’t ? Antonioni’s film was a must see! You are immediately drenched in London’s steamy brothel of “Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and fashion! For us it meant plenty of Carnaby clad “Birds” ( English girls) and our favorite band “The Yardbirds”, playing our favorite version of “Train Kept a Rollin”
So, what better way to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the movie that initiated what many have referred to as “The film school generation” than to enjoy a clip from this great piece of 60’s movie history! And for us here at SMS it has to be the scene featuring The Yardbirds! And “Look sharp now,” as this performance by The Yardbirds includes both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page!…You’re Welcome!