The Yardbirds released 'For Your Love' on March 25th of 1965
For Your Love was their first top ten hit in both the UK and the US
The Yardbirds recorded "For Your Love" at the IBC Studios in London
on February 1st of 1965
The song was a departure from the group's blues roots
in favor of a commercial pop rock sound
Guitarist Eric Clapton disapproved of the change
and the song influenced him to leave the group
Organist Brian Auger was hired to play keyboards on the track
When he arrived at the recording studio there was no organ or even a piano
All that could be found was a two-tiered harpsichord
on which Auger improvised the now familiar intro
When the session ended...
Brian Auger wondered...
"Who in their right mind is going to buy a Pop single with harpsichord on it?"
For Your Love went on to reach #3 in the UK and #6 in the US
In The Studio
Keith Relf ~ vocals
Jim McCarty ~ drums
Ron Prentice ~ bowed bass
Denny Piercy ~ bongos
Brian Auger ~ harpsichord
Eric Clapton and Chris Dreja ~ guitars during the double-time middle break