Beck

He was a major influence on guitarists like Eric Clapton. Jeff Beck. Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and many others. On Aug. 13, 1938, Blues legend Robert Johnson, who was reported to have “made a deal with the Devil” in order to execute his amazing guitar technique, played his last gig at a dance approximately 15 […]

Jeff Beck is celebrating his 74th birthday today. Jeff first came to fame when he was recruited by The Yardbirds to replace Eric Clapton (that says something right there and actually, the band wanted Jimmy Page but he suggested Beck, again says something). Jeff has also had his own band, The Jeff Beck Group, played […]

Happy birthday to Jeff Beck, born on 24th June 1944, English rock guitarist. He replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds. As a solo artist, he released the 1967 single ‘Hi-Ho Silver Lining’, before forming The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart. His 1975 album Blow By Blow was produced by George Martin and set […]

The Jeff Beck Group played at the Fillmore East in New York City on June 14, 1968. The band had a new singer who was apparently scared of the audience at first so he hid behind some speakers for the first song. The new singer was Rod Stewartt who was 23 years old at the […]

Jeff Beck released his “Blow By Blow” album on March 30, 1975 (some sources say March 29). It was his seventh album and recorded in October 1974. It was an instrumental record and the first released under his name alone. After the dissolution of his power trio in the spring of 1974, Jeff took time […]

On March 3, 1967, the newly formed Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass, kicked off their first tour at the Astoria in London. They were part of a package tour with Roy Orbison & the Small Faces. They didn’t go over as well as you would expect. […]

The A-Z of music for 24 days until Christmas. Today is Jeff Beck: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jeff_beck Jeff Beck Beck was born 24th June 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, England. On hearing Les Paul on the radio, the former choirboy fell in love with the sound of the guitar. Beck later stated; Read it here


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