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Keith Relf Quotes


Keith Relf
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Keith Relf
  • Born: 22nd March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Died: 14th May 1976, London, England
  • Resting place: Richmond Cemetery, London
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter and musician
  • Instruments: Vocals, harmonica, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Trivia: He died of electrocution while playing his guitar in the basement of his London home
  • Scroll down for full bio and many great quotes

"Those days they used to book tours with a map of the U.S. and a dart"

Keith Relf

"Some difficulty will be experienced in collecting material, but there is no reason why we must draw it from Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry etc. exclusively"

Keith Relf

"In a way it was a case of, use the numbers that the Stones haven’t used off the Bo Diddley album"

Keith Relf

"Yesterday's kiss will be cold by tomorrow"

Keith Relf

"There was about six acts piled into the bus with people sleeping in the luggage racks"

Keith Relf

"I think we crossed the American continent about three times"

Keith Relf

"We loved Hollywood 'cos even this time of year the temperatures about 18 in the shade"

Keith Relf

"We played in front of about 12,000 people in Pittsburgh"

Keith Relf

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Keith Relf Biography

Keith Relf will always be remembered in glowing terms as a singer, guitarist, and harmonica player with the band The Yardbirds. Relf was a founder member of The Yardbirds who were a cover band initially but later became famous with a number of top ten hits throughout the sixties.

The Yardbirds line up changed quite a bit and they sported an A-list of guitarists with Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck all wielding the axe for the band.



The Yarbirds broke up in 1968 and Relf formed a few more bands but never again was he to rise to the heights of The Yardbirds former glory years.

He died in tragic circumstances when he was electrocuted while playing his guitar at his London home in 1976. Another star who is gone but never forgotten so this is my list of 8 of the best Keith Relf quotes.

Quotes About Keith Relf

Jim McCarty drummer in the Yardbirds once said of his band mate: "Keith was a little bit strange. But he wasn't a hellraiser. He drank a bit in the early days


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