May 14th, 1976 Keith Relf of The Yardbirds Found Dead in his Home at 33

May 14, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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yardbirdsOn May 14th, 1976, 33 year-old Keith Relf, the former lead singer for The Yardbirds, was electrocuted while tuning a guitar which was not properly earthed. The accident happened in his West London home where he was found by his eight year old son, still holding the plugged-in electric guitar. The Yardbirds had the hits ‘For Your Love’, ‘Heart Full of Soul’, and ‘Shapes of Things’.
Source: This Day in Music

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