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there are two musicians named Jim McCarty: one is the drummer of British bands Yardbirds and Renaissance and the other one is the guitarist of US bands Cactus and Rockets


via AllMusic
James McCarty was one of the founding members of one of the seminal British Invasion groups, the Yardbirds. After leaving the group, he formed the progressive rock outfit Renaissance with Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf. McCarty left Renaissance in 1973; he wrote material for Dave Berry and Dave Clark, among others, before attempting to re-form Renaissance in 1976. Sadly, the band’s plans were destroyed by Relf’s death in 1976; the group continued as Illusion. In 1983, he joined former Yardbirds Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith as Box of Frogs. In the late ’80s, McCarty launched his own solo career, which has produced four albums that meld his blues-rock heritage with new age philosophies and musical textures.

via ProgArchives
Best known as one of the founder members of THE YARDBIRDS and RENAISSANCE, Drummer and vocalist Jim McCARTY worked on a number of other projects over the years, including SHOOT in 1973, the New Age ensemble STAIRWAY, the original RENAISSANCE line-up reunion band ILLUSION and (in 1990) a YARDBIRDS reunion called A BOX OF FROGS.

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  • rockinXXL

    hier handelt es sich um den Gitarristen JimMcCarty aus Detroit (USA) nicht Jim McCarty (drummer der Yradbirds) UK. Die oben genannten Alben stammen, bis auf Jim McCarty & Friends, alle vom ex Drummer der Yardbirds.

    16 Jul 2011 Reply

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