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We've lost one of rock guitar's greatest: Jeff Beck

Jan 11, 2023 - 2:59:47 PM
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15639 posts since 12/2/2005

Story here.

Starting with the Yardbirds in the '60s, Beck eschewed the rock stardom sought by other guitarists from that band (notably Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton). He developed a thoroughly innovative style that was as much jazz as anything else.

The Heavenly Band just acquired a ripping lead guitarist.

Jan 11, 2023 - 9:18:23 PM

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16409 posts since 1/28/2010

Oh, no. He was, imho, the most creative of the "big three" that came out of the Yardbirds. Definitely an original. That first Jeff Beck Group album is still relevant today. And "Jeff's Boogie" still makes it. RIP.

Jan 12, 2023 - 2:47:43 AM



3768 posts since 11/8/2010

Oh no, only this week I checked whether he had some concert dates outside the UK. He had been touring with Johnny Depp last year with a few concerts in the UK and the US IIRC. I totally missed his previous tour where he also toured Germany. He was one of a kind. To me the best electric guitarist of all times.

Edited by - phb on 01/12/2023 02:48:29

Jan 12, 2023 - 5:13:24 AM
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23435 posts since 6/30/2015

Truly one of the greatest, and most inspirational rock guitarists. RIP Jeff.

Jan 13, 2023 - 5:49:29 AM
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Jeff Beck was a master of blues guitar and slide guitar.

Notice that he seldom uses a guitar pick, mostly bare fingers.

Give this sample a listen……..

Edited by - Pick-A-Lick on 01/13/2023 05:55:05

Jan 13, 2023 - 8:03:18 AM
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4497 posts since 3/28/2008

I saw him once, years ago, opening for B.B. King. I was amazed to see how thoroughly he integrated the whammy bar into his playing. It seemed (along with manipulating the volume knob) to be an inseparable part of how he conceived of the guitar, and gave his playing a very moving vocal quality. Unique and amazing!

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