Classic Radio Broadcasts from San Francisco and London. Jeff Beck staggered out of The Yardbirds in early 1966 without a clear idea of where he was going next. Having walked out of the band after years of gruelling tour schedules with little in the way of either fame or fortune, he was initially launched as a solo artist by manager Simon Napier-Bell and producer Mickie Most. Although a chart hit, his debut single, Hi Ho Silver Lining, captured little of his instrumental talents or raw energy, and instead it was its B-Side, Beck s Bolero, which pointed to a possible future. Assisted by the cream of his contemporaries on the British music scene Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins and Keith Moon the track suggested Beck would still work better as part of an ensemble. In the early months of 67 he formed The Jeff Beck Group, and over the course of the year the band concentrated on building up their public profile, both domestically and internationally. In Britain, they were frequent guests on BBC radio, both on the long running Saturday Club and on John Peel s brand new show, Top Gear . Meanwhile, future Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant had spotted the huge potential of the burgeoning live music scene across the Atlantic, and he convinced the band to undertake a US tour in the Spring of 1968. The tour proved to be a massive success, with gushing reviews following the Beck Group across the country from their opening show in New York to their closing night at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. By the time the curtain came down, Grant had secured them a new recording contract with Epic records, a few weeks later Jeff Beck s Group debut album, Truth, appeared. Twilight of the Idols showcases the key live performances from across this early chapter in The Jeff Beck Group s career. Presented here are the complete BBC sessions from 1967 and 68, including the initial appearances on The Saturday Club that featured the rotating cast of players, with Mickey Waller and Dave Ambrose on the first gig replaced by Ron Wood and Anysley Dubar by the time of the second. Following the collection of BBC broadcasts we bring you the legendary show at The Fillmore West on the 24th of July 1968 - last night of the Beck Group s first US tour and a seminal moment in Jeff Beck s career.