In 2003, a re-formed Yardbirds released this song on their 2003 album Birdland
, which features guest appearances by Brian May, Slash, Joe Satriani
, Steve Lukather, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Steve Vai
and Jeff Beck. This was one of eight original Yardbirds songs on the album, and it features Lukather on guitar.
Yardbirds bass player Chris Dreja said on their website: "It's psychedelic disco for me, this song. 'Happenings' is a bit like a miniature rock opera. You get that great riff, explosions, the Cockney voice, all sorts of little influences. It's immensely powerful as well. We dropped a voice in there like the original, which says, 'Pop group, are you? You should get your haircut.' I really wish now we'd put in, 'pop group, are you? It's about time you got a day job.' I thought it would've been much funnier."