Episode 208

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13th Nov 2021

Yardbirds' Drummer, Author and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Jim McCarty with Bruce Hilliard

Welcome to a very special Better Each Day show, with the one and only drummer of one of the original British Invasion bands, a pioneer blues/rock  band that gave us Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

Couldn’t they get anybody good? And Jimmy Page just prior to forming Led Zeppelin.


Well we’re talking about a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame band that was formed by today’s guest, the drummer of the Yardbirds and author, Jim McCarty.


The Yardbirds were part of a mid-60s playlist that, I don’t know about you, but it takes me back to the YMCA camp AM clock radio that woke us up with Satisfaction, California Girls, Baby Love and one rowdy band from England that stuck out cool, the Yardbirds.


I recorded a very laid back conversation with Jim one rainy Monday morning.



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Bruce Hilliard

Born in Seattle, raised in Aberdeen WA, Bruce Hilliard is a singer, guitarist and songwriter with a song list influenced mostly by pop/folk rock of the 60s-80s. He has been an opener for Heart, the Ramones, Dr. Hook, Wishbone Ash and Eric Burdon.
Early in his career Bruce completed Bachelor Degrees in Music and Journalism from Washington State University and, while never allowing a hiatus from performing and songwriting, joined corporate America in marketing and sales. That rocky road led him back to his passion and now records and performs live and with great appreciation to be back in his jam.
He currently resides in Mukilteo WA and hosts the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show. His musician interview based show has featured recording artists including John Oates; Grand Funk Railroad’s frontman Mark Farner; Steve Fossen, bass player and co-founder of Heart; drummer Carmine Appice; and Dave Bickler, lead vocalist (Eye Of the Tiger) of Survivor. The weekly half hour show has over 181 episodes and is becoming a strong platform for musicians of all levels to showcase their music and their backstories.