The Yardbirds in Ormond Yard SW1,
by Gered Mankowitz [1966]

For a few months only, in the summer of 1966, while England were busy winning the World Cup, The Yardbirds had both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page in its ranks. This photo, known as the "Bowler Hat" photo was taken by Gered Mankowitz directly outside his Ormond Yard studio. Although there are several out-takes from this shoot, including the Psycho Daisies 7' single cover, this is one of London's most indelible, iconic photographs. The bowler-hatted gentleman passing across the yard entrance stands as one of the great photo-bombs, long before such a thing existed.