For Your Love (2:27)

Cover of Psycho Blues: The Best Collection of the Yardbirds 1963-1966

From Psycho Blues: The Best Collection of the Yardbirds 1963-1966 and 195 other releases

“For Your Love” is a 1965 single written by future 10cc member Graham Gouldman and performed by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. It peaked at number three on UK Singles Chart and became their highest charting single in the U.S., peaking at number six.

The song was also recorded by Herman’s Hermits, Humble Pie, The Greg Kihn Band, Nils Lofgren, Fleetwood Mac, Chilly and Graham Gouldman himself.

Gouldman wrote the song at the age of 19 while working by day in a gentlemen’s outfitters near Salford Docks and playing by night with the semi-professional Manchester band the Mockingbirds. He said: “I was sleeping most of the time because I’d been gigging with the Mockingbirds the night before, and then during the day when I’d got any spare time I’d write in the shop. I used to shut up the shop at lunch time and sit in the back writing.”

He said he was prompted to begin writing songs for the band out of frustration in finding new material. “We went down to Denmark Street and went round all the publishers trying to find a song . . . we didn’t get any songs that we liked or we weren’t given any songs period and the Beatles had started and I thought ‘well, I’m gonna really have a crack at song-writing.’ I had dabbled a bit, but they were really my inspiration and gave me and I think a lot of other people the courage to actually do it. We all wanted to be like the Beatles. I wrote two songs and the record company we were with turned down one of the songs.

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  • umasom5

    O ya

    23 Sep 7:23pm Reply
  • vinman76

    This band produced some of the great guitarist.

    28 Aug 1:49pm Reply
  • bossmark1

    GROOVY

    19 Aug 3:14pm Reply
  • silversurfer250

    An Introduction to the world, of the best guitar players period.

    26 Jul 5:44pm Reply
  • ColorCaptn

    For you love.....................

    17 Jul 11:37pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    For uuuia's love

    20 Jun 9:51pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Love the Yardbirds.

    6 Jun 3:33am Reply
  • RBotl

    so cool

    4 May 9:33am Reply
  • delboy5

    ♬♫♪◖(●◡●)◗♪♫♬

    26 Apr 6:45pm Reply
  • uryappo

    The original "the Stlypes"!!!

    24 Apr 11:21am Reply
  • rtcordo

    Far out!

    20 Apr 4:03am Reply
  • PikleB

    super cool :)

    15 Feb 2:13am Reply
  • d0000241

    When Jimmy page was with the yardbirds he did a better virgin.

    1 Feb 5:15am Reply
  • ColorCaptn

    Uralte Zeiten, wie war das damals ? For Your Love !

    27 Jan 10:10pm Reply
  • vijikey

    Full album free download: http://freehardmusic.com/albums/rock/for-your-love_644150.html Tracklist: For Your Love I'm Not Talking Putty (In Your Hands) I Ain't Got You Got To Hurry I Ain't Done Wrong I Wish You Would A Certain Girl Sweet Music (Take 3) Good Morning Little Schoolgirl My Girl Sloopy Baby What's Wrong Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker Cover) Honey In Your Hips Talkin' 'Bout You I Wish You Would (Long Version) A Certain Girl (Alternate Take) Got To Hurry (Take 4) Sweet Music (Take 4) Heart Full Of Soul (Sitar Version) Steeled Blues Paff Bumm (German Issue) Questa Volta Paff Bumm (Italian Issue) Still I'm Sad Shapes Of Things

    19 Jan 1:34am Reply
  • TWHsr

    It is good Anita.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mikesimpson

    I'll give you the moon and more and that's for sure.. ! Woooooooooooooo !

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lammasabacthani

    'dance' the monkey, the jerk, the swim, the pony, the watusi, the froog .................................. ad infinitum, ad nauseum

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • freestar66

    Clapton absolutely hated doing the "pop" Yardbird singles. Beck and Page most probably didnt care. The Yardbirds,as most big rock fans know, were the embryo for Zeppelin!

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tomrud73

    now there's a tune right there!!!

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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