On this day 49 years ago, Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds over musical differences with the band. Here they are performing “Louise” in their Clapton era, in July 1964.


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.