Top Topham was just 15 when he started in The Yardbirds

Top Topham was just 15 when he started in The Yardbirds

Yup their original lead guitarist was just fifteen and starting bands were not common place behaviour in those far off days he says, but of course the Skiffle Bug had hit him when he was twelve and his dad had kindly made him a tea-chest bass. Even taking him to the Ealing Club as a birthday treat, lucky man. But he his parents did not want him to become a musician, so he was replaced in the band by his Ewell College colleague called Eric. This fascinating interview will be up just as soon as is possible.