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Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
Jeff Beck performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007
Background information
Born 24 June 1944 (1944-06-24) (age 63)
Wallington, London, England
Genre(s) Blues, rock, hard rock, electronica, instrumental rock, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1962–present
Label(s) EMI, Epic
Associated acts The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Honeydrippers, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Big Town Playboys, Upp
Website www.jeffbeck.com
Notable instrument(s)
Fender Jeff Beck Signature Model Stratocaster

Geoffrey Arnold ("Jeff") Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. He was one of three noted guitarists — the others being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page — to have recorded with the band The Yardbirds. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 504 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (889 × 1057 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Crossroads Guitar Festival was a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Wallington is a rather retarded town in the London Borough of Sutton situated 10. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Instrumental rock and roll is a type of rock and roll music which emphasises musical instruments, and which features no or very little singing. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... The Honeydrippers were an English rock band of the 1980s. ... A blues rock power trio composed of guitarist Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) and drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus). ... The Big Town Playboys are a six-piece acoustic British rhythm and blues revival group. ... Upp is a former English rock/jazz fusion band, active in the 1970s. ... Stratocaster redirects here. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Wallington is a rather retarded town in the London Borough of Sutton situated 10. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ...


Beck has never attained the sustained commercial success of his fellow Yardbirds guitarists, though the band, along with Beck, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Jeff Beck wise-cracked at the ceremony stating: This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Someone told me I should be proud tonight...But I'm not, because they kicked me out. Fuck them! (Laughs)...

Much of his output has been instrumental, and his releases have spanned genres, ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and (currently) a blend of guitar-rock and electronica. This versatility has made it difficult for Beck to establish and maintain a broad following. A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, country, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ...


Nevertheless, Beck has gained wide critical acclaim for his work as a guitarist.[1] He has won four Grammy awards in the category for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ...


Away from the stage, Beck is an avid collector of American-style hot rods. Hot rods are a recurring theme in many of his more recent albums. T-Bucket hot rod Hot rods are older, often historical, cars. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

As a ten year old Beck sang in a church choir. As a teenager he learned to play a borrowed guitar and then made several attempts to build his own instrument. His first attempt was by gluing and bolting together (forgetting the washers so that the bolt head sank into the wood) a selection of cigar boxes for the body and an unsanded fence-upright for a neck. The strings were aircraft control line wires, both single and double stranded were used depending on the effect he wanted to achieve. The frets, however, were a different matter. In an unknowing portent for the future use of fretless guitar, the frets were simply painted on. Another attempt at a home-build was when he studiously cut a body from a very thick piece of wood. When fabricating the neck he attempted to use memorized measurements. Unfortunately the measurements he had remembered were those of a bass guitar. He described the result as "The scale was so bad that it was only playable with a capo at the fifth fret...", he went on to say, "I was interested in the electric guitar even before I knew the difference between electric and acoustic. The electric guitar seemed to be a totally fascinating plank of wood with knobs and switches on it. I just had to have one." [2] The fretless guitar is a guitar without frets. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ...


Beck is cited as saying that the first electric guitar player he singled out as impressing him was Les Paul.[3] Similarly Cliff Gallup, lead guitarist with Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps was also an early musical influence, followed by Chuck Berry and Steve Cropper [ref: interview with Vh1 History of Rock and Roll]. Upon leaving school he attended Wimbledon Art College, then he briefly worked as a painter and decorator, a groundsman on a golf course and spray painting cars. Beck's sister would also play an instrumental role in introducing him to another young teen guitarist learning the instrument named Jimmy Page. This article is about the musician. ... ... Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rocknroll pioneer musician, best known for his hit Be-Bop-A-Lula. // His parents, Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... , This article is about the district of London. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ...


Early career with The Yardbirds

Like many rock musicians in the early 1960s, he began his career working as a session guitarist. In 1965, Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Beck was recruited to replace him on the recommendation of Jimmy Page, who had been their initial choice. It was during his tenure with the Yardbirds that they recorded most of their hits. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


During Jeff Beck's time with the Yardbirds he pioneered the use of many new guitar techniques, such as the intentional use of feedback, heavy distortion and complex soloing. Rock critic Richie Unterberger wrote "While Beck's stint with the band lasted only about 18 months, in this period he did more to influence the sound of '60s rock guitar than anyone except Jimi Hendrix." For other uses, see Feedback (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Distortion (disambiguation). ... Richie Unterberger (b 1962) is an American writer, particularly on rock and other popular music. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


Rock critic Piero Scaruffi has described Beck as "Possibly the most influential guitarist in the history of Rock Music, one could say that rock music played with an electric guitar was invented by Jeff Beck. It was through him that the distortions, feedback, and many other techniques, that the rest of rock music did not rediscover until much later, became popular." This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Stories about Beck's volatile temper began to circulate early. His perfectionism, coupled with the faulty equipment often in use during the 1960s, led to many stories about his willingness to take out frustrations on his equipment, though not in the form of smashing a guitar. The 1966 movie Blow-up contains a scene where the Yardbirds perform "Stroll On", and Beck becomes so enraged by equipment problems that he smashes his guitar. This scene was staged for the movie, as it was a re-creation of an actual event that director Michelangelo Antonioni witnessed at a concert of The Who.[4]. This was also spoofed in the movie This is Spinal Tap. Look up blow up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Michelangelo Antonioni (September 29, 1912 - July 30, 2007) was an Italian modernist film director whose films are widely considered as some of the most influential in film aesthetics. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ...


His time with The Yardbirds was short, allowing Beck only one full album, "Yardbirds" a/k/a/Roger the Engineer (1966); Beck left after 18 months, partly for health reasons. For a few months he shared the dual-lead guitar role with Jimmy Page, who had joined the Yardbirds as a bass player, but quickly moved to co-lead guitar, with Chris Dreja moving on bass . The Yardbirds is an album by The Yardbirds, released in 1966. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Former rhythm guitarist and later bassist for the mid-sixties British band The Yardbirds. ...


While on the surface Beck seems to have departed the group because of his health, Page, who had been invited into the band for a second time in 1966 by Beck himself, tells a different story:

It was on that Dick Clark tour — there were a few incidents. One time in the dressing room I walked in and Beck had his guitar up over his head, about to bring it down on Keith Relf’s head, but instead smashed it on the floor,” Jimmy Page recalled years later. “Relf looked at him with total astonishment and Beck said, ‘Why did you make me do that?’ Fucking hell. Everyone said, ‘My goodness gracious, what a funny chap.’ We went back to the hotel and Beck showed me his tonsils, said he wasn’t feeling well and was going to see a doctor. He left for L.A., where we were headed anyway. When we got there, though, we realized that whatever doctor he was claiming to see must’ve had his office in the Whiskey. He was actually seeing his girlfriend, Mary Hughes, and had just used the doctor bit as an excuse to cut out on us.

Jeff Beck Group

The following year, after recording the one-off song "Beck's Bolero" (with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins, and Keith Moon) and having two solo vocals hit singles in the UK ("Hi Ho Silver Lining" and "Tallyman"), Beck formed a new band called The Jeff Beck Group, which featured him on lead guitar, Rod Stewart on vocals, Ronnie Wood on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Micky Waller on drums. Becks Bolero is a short, rock-based instrumental piece heavily influenced by Maurice Ravels Bolero, recorded by Jeff Beck with Jimmy Page on guitar, John Paul Jones on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Keith Moon on drums. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... John Paul Jones (born John Baldwin on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent) is an English multi-instrumentalist musician, and was known for being the bassist, the keyboardist and the mandolinist for rock band Led Zeppelin from its inception until the bands breakup following the death of John Bonham... Nicholas Nicky Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Ealing, West London – September 6, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) was an English musician who featured on scores of the most important British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s, playing piano and organ. ... Keith Moon at his Pictures of Lily-drumkit Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... Ron Wood (born June 1, 1947 in London) is a British rock guitarist and best known as a member of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. ... Nicholas Nicky Hopkins (February 24, 1944 in Ealing, West London – September 6, 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) was an English musician who featured on scores of the most important British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s, playing piano and organ. ... Micky (Mickey) Waller, who was born on September 6, 1941 is a veteran drummer who has played with many of the biggest names on the UK rock and blues scene since he first went professional in 1960. ...


The group produced two albums, Truth (August, 1968) and Beck-Ola (June, 1969). Both albums are highly acclaimed, and considered by many critics to have inspired the heavy metal genre.[citation needed] Truth (1968) was the first full-length album by Jeff Beck and his backing group. ... Beck-Ola (Cosa Nostra) was the second full-length LP by Jeff Beck and his backing group. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ...


Truth, released five months before the first Led Zeppelin album, features a cover of "You Shook Me", a song first recorded by Willie Dixon which was also covered on the Led Zeppelin debut. While it sold well (reaching #15 on the Billboard charts) and received great critical praise,[citation needed] Truth did not equal the impact of the release by Page's new band. Beck-Ola while well-received, was less successful both commercially and critically. Resentment, coupled with touring-related incidents, led the group to dissolve. For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... You Shook Me is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and J. B. Lenoir. ...


After the breakup, Beck decided to continue working with Stewart, and team up with bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, the rhythm section of the Vanilla Fudge. This project was sidelined when Beck suffered head injuries in a car crash, and left the music scene for over a year. Rod Stewart left to team up with Ronnie Wood and the Small Faces; and Bogert and Appice formed Cactus instead. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carmine Appice (b. ... Vanilla Fudge was an American psychedelic band that recorded albums from 1967 to 1970. ... Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ...


When Beck regained his health, he reformed a band with entirely new members. The new ensemble — Bob Tench on vocals and guitar, Max Middleton on piano and keyboards, Clive Chaman on bass and Cozy Powell on drums — although still known as the "Jeff Beck Group" featured a substantially different sound from the first lineup. David Maxwell Max Middleton (born 4 August 1946, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire) is an English composer and keyboardist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


For the album Rough and Ready (1971), Beck wrote or co-wrote six of the album's seven tracks (the exception written by pianist Middleton). The album included elements of Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz, foreshadowing the direction Beck's music would take later in the decade. Rough And Ready was guitarist Jeff Becks third long player, and the first of two by his second-period Jeff Beck Group (the first-period group, featuring Rod Stewart and Ron Wood having disbanded in mid-1969). ...


The follow-up, Jeff Beck Group, (1972) was recorded in Memphis, at the studio used by Booker T. & the M.G.'s; their guitarist, Steve Cropper, produced the album. The album, unsurprisingly, displayed a strong Soul influence. Five of the nine tracks were covers of American artists; one ("I Got To Have A Song") was the first of Beck's four covers of compositions written by Stevie Wonder. The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... For other people known as Booker T., see Booker T. Booker T. & the MGs is a soul band, most prominent in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born October 21, 1941) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ...


Shortly after this release, Cactus broke up, leaving Bogert and Appice available. Beck dissolved the band in order to achieve his ambition to work with them, forming Beck, Bogert & Appice. A blues rock power trio composed of guitarist Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) and drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus). ...


Beck, Bogert & Appice

The long-awaited lineup worked together for less than two years and released only one US album Beck, Bogert & Appice. While critics acknowledged the band's instrumental prowess, the album was not well received, except for its cover of Wonder's Superstition. Beck left the group during recording sessions for the second album. (A double-album (Beck, Bogert & Appice Live in Japan) was eventually released in Japan.) Beck, Bogert & Appice is the eponymous debut album by the 70s rock and roll band Beck, Bogert & Appice. ... Superstition is a number-one single written, produced, arranged, and recorded by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records in 1972, when Wonder was twenty-two years old. ... For other albums of this name, see Live in Japan (disambiguation). ...


Beck, Bogert & Appice were, to some degree, victims of forces beyond their control. The lineup (a power trio featuring a superstar guitarist) prompted critics to compare the band to the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and Led Zeppelin. Since Beck and his bandmates were less gifted singers and composers than their counterparts, comparisons were unflattering. The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. ... Jimi Hendrix James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer who is widely considered to be the most important electric guitarist in the history of popular music. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ...


Beck's auto accident — and resulting delay in forming the group — also shaped critical response. Had Beck, Bogert & Appice been released in 1970, its similarity in style and content to Beck-Ola would have been expected. Coming in 1973 — after Beck had released two albums covering more diverse territory — led many critics to believe the guitarist had taken a step backward.


However, Beck's dismissive public comments about the album, coupled with his next career move, suggest that he also had grown bored with the band's limitations and the blues-rock genre.


Solo albums

In October 1974, Beck began recording instrumentals at AIR studios backed by pianist Max Middleton (from the second Jeff Beck Group), bassists Phil Chen, Bill Godley and drummer Richard Bailey, with George Martin producing and providing string arrangements. For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ...


The resulting album, Blow by Blow (1975), displayed Beck's technical prowess in a jazz-rock format. The album reached #4 on the charts. It is Beck's most commercially successful release. Blow By Blow is a solo album by British electric guitarist Jeff Beck. ...


Arguably the world's most famous record producer, if only for his achievements with The Beatles, is George Martin, who was knighted in 1996. But even a man of his great wisdom was thrown into confusion when he produced Jeff Beck's album Blow by Blow at AIR Studios. Beck was fastidious about over-dubs but never seemed to be happy with his solos. A few days after a recording, when he'd had time to digest his own performance, he would telephone Martin and say "I think I could do a better one on this track", and they would return to AIR to try again. Beck would play over and over until he was satisfied that he had performed his best. A couple of months went by and Martin received another phone call from Beck: "I want to do this solo again." Bemused, Martin replied: "I'm sorry, Jeff, but the record is in the shops!"[5] The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... Blow By Blow is a solo album by British electric guitarist Jeff Beck. ...


Wired, which followed a year later, paired Beck with drummer-composer Narada Michael Walden and keyboardist Jan Hammer. A more straightforward work of jazz-rock fusion (sounding similar to the work of his two collaborators), Wired sold slightly less well and also received less ecstatic reviews. A live album with Hammer was even less successful with critics complaining that Hammer had eradicated the subtleties of Blow By Blow. Wired is Jeff Becks solo album. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Jan Hammer (IPA: ) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, today part of the Czech Republic). ...


1980s There and Back, featuring three compositions from Hammer and five with keyboardist Tony Hymas, sold less, but received better reviews. Hymas's compositions, which sounded to some like space-age jazz, gave the guitarist a more open framework for his pyrotechnics. There and Back is an album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in 1980 on Epic Records. ...


Later career

In 1981 he made a series of historic, joint live appearances with his Yardbirds predecessor Eric Clapton at the Amnesty International The Secret Policeman's Other Ball benefit shows. He appeared with Clapton on Crossroads, Further On Up The Road and his own arrangement of Stevie Wonder's Cause We've Ended As Lovers. Beck also featured prominently in the all-star band finale performance of I Shall Be Released with Clapton, Sting, Phil Collins, Donovan and Bob Geldof. Beck's contributions were seen and heard in the resulting album and film, both of which achieved worldwide success in 1982. Another benefit show called the ARMS Concert for Multiple Sclerosis featured a jam with Jeff, Eric and Jimmy Page performing "Tulsa Time", "Stairway to Heaven", and "Layla". This is the only time all of the 1963-1968 Yardbirds lead guitarists appeared on stage together. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation). ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). ...


During the 1980s and 1990s, Jeff Beck recorded sporadically (due largely to a long battle with noise-induced tinnitus): There and Back (1980, featuring Simon Phillips, Tony Hymas, Jan Hammer and Mo Foster), Flash (1985, including performances with Rod Stewart and Jan Hammer), Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (1989, with Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas), Crazy Legs (1993), Who Else! (1999), and You Had It Coming (2001). He also accompanied Paul Rodgers of Bad Company on the album Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters in 1993. Jeff Beck won his third Grammy Award, this one for 'Best Rock Instrumental Performance' for the track "Dirty Mind" from You Had It Coming. The 2003 release of Jeff showed that the new electro-guitar style he used for the two earlier albums would continue to dominate. This style has been lauded by critics; Beck has skillfully fused an electronica influence with his blues/jazz past, with a sound mix which seems heavily influenced by the "brown" tone of subsequent guitarists like Van Halen and Joe Satriani. The song "Plan B" from this release earned him his fourth Grammy Award, again, for 'Best Rock Instrumental Performance'. Tinnitus (pronounced or ,[1] from the Latin word for ringing[2]) is the perception of sound in the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound(s). ... There and Back is an album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in 1980 on Epic Records. ... For other persons named Simon Phillips, see Simon Phillips (disambiguation). ... Jan Hammer (IPA: ) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, today part of the Czech Republic). ... Mo Foster is a highly repected British session and jazz bass guitarist,producer,songwriter and author. ... Jeff Becks Guitar Shop is a 1989 album by Guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck. ... Terry John Bozzio (born December 27, 1950, San Francisco, California) is an American drummer. ... Crazy Legs is a studio album by Jeff Beck, released on June 29, 1993. ... Who Else is an album by Jeff Beck, released in 1999. ... You Had It Coming is an album by Jeff Beck, released in 2001. ... This article is about the musician. ... Bad Company were an English hard rock supergroup founded in 1973, consisting of band members from Free (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), Mott the Hoople (Mick Ralphs) and King Crimson (Boz Burrell). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff is an album by Jeff Beck released in 2003. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ...


In the past few years, Jeff Beck has performed on new albums by Les Paul, Cyndi Lauper, and Roger Waters. Beck also is featured on one track on Queen guitarist Brian May's album Another World. He also appears on ZZ Top's album XXX. Beck made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. This article is about the musician. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American Grammy Award- winning singer, MTV VMA-winning video and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... Another World is the second full studio album delivered by Queen guitarist, Brian May. ... ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... XXX is the thirteenth studio album by American blues-rock band ZZ Top, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Twins is a 1988 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins sepapated at birth. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ...


Jeff Beck continues to perform shows on a regular basis, including opening for B.B. King in the summer of 2003, backed by Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas. Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Terry John Bozzio (born December 27, 1950, San Francisco, California) is an American drummer. ...


Beck's most recent tours in 2005 and 2006 have included Jason Rebello on keyboards, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Pino Palladino on bass (replaced by Randy Hope-Taylor due to Palladino's prior commitment to The Who). An Official Bootleg USA'06 from the tour has been released through Beck's site. British jazz pianist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pino Palladino (born on October 17, 1957 in Cardiff, Wales, UK) is a noted rock and rhythm and blues electric bass player of Italian ancestry, related to the famous Angelo Palladino, from The Palladinos. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ...


Jeff Beck also accompanied Kelly Clarkson as the guitarist for her cover of Patty Griffin's song, "Up To The Mountain", during the 2007 Idol Gives Back episode of American Idol, receiving a standing ovation from the audience. Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, United States, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... Up to the Mountain (MLK Song) is a contemporary folk song written by Patty Griffin. ... Idol Gives Back is the name of a charitable campaign that spanned two episodes of American Idol. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ...


Beck was featured at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007, and Bill Murray in introducing him cited Beck as his favorite guitarist.


Influence

While Beck was not the first rock guitarist to experiment with electronic distortion, he nonetheless helped to redefine the sound and role of the electric guitar in rock music. Beck's work with The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group's 1968 album Truth were seminal influences on heavy metal music, which emerged in full force in the early 1970s. Jeff Beck is still highly influential with many modern guitarists, who cite him as a major influence on their playing. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Truth (1968) was the first full-length album by Jeff Beck and his backing group. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ...


Technique and equipment

Jeff Beck does not rely heavily on electronic effects. Beck stopped regular use of a pick (plectrum) in the 1980s. Contrary to popular belief, he does occasionally play with a pick (although seldom through the entire song). He produces a wide variety of sounds by using his fingers and the vibrato bar on his signature Fender Stratocaster, although he frequently uses a wah-wah pedal both live and in the studio. As Eric Clapton once said, “With Jeff, it’s all in his hands.”[6] Along with Fender Stratocasters, Beck occasionally plays Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul models as well. His amplifiers are primarily Fenders and Marshalls. In his earlier days with the Yardbirds, Beck also used a Fender Esquire guitar through Vox AC30's. He has also played through a variety of fuzz pedals and echo-units along with this set-up and has used the Pro Co RAT Distortion Pedal. Various guitar picks. ... Various guitar picks A plectrum is a small flat tool used to pluck or strum a stringed instrument. ... A tremolo arm, tremolo bar, vibrato bar, whammy bar, or wang bar is a lever attached to the bridge and/or the tailpiece of an electric guitar or archtop guitar to enable the player to quickly vary the tension and sometimes the length of the strings temporarily, changing the pitch... The Jeff Beck Stratocaster is an electric solid body guitar made by Fender Musical Instruments for British rock guitarist Jeff Beck. ... This article is about the effect pedal, also known as a Wah. ... Stratocaster redirects here. ... The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... The Gibson Les Paul is a solidbody electric guitar originally developed in the early 1950s. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... Look up Marshall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Fender Esquire is a solid body electric guitar manufactured by Fender, and was the first guitar sold by Fender in 1950. ... Vox is the Latin word for voice. ... Produced by Pro Co Sound, the Pro Co RAT is a classic guitar Effects pedal. ... For other uses, see Distortion (disambiguation). ...


Recently, Fender created a Custom Shop Tribute series version of his beat-up Esquire as well as his Artist Signature series Stratocaster. The Fender Esquire is a solid body electric guitar manufactured by Fender, and was the first guitar sold by Fender in 1950. ...


Discography

As the Jeff Beck Group:

  • Truth – 1968 #15 US
  • Beck-Ola – 1969 #15 US
  • Rough and Ready – 1971 #46 US
  • Jeff Beck Group - 1972 #19 US

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Solo: Beck, Bogert & Appice is the eponymous debut album by the 70s rock and roll band Beck, Bogert & Appice. ... For other albums of this name, see Live in Japan (disambiguation). ...

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Compilations: Crazy Legs is a studio album by Jeff Beck, released on June 29, 1993. ...

Beckology by guitarist Jeff Beck was released in 1991 as a 3 CD career retrospective. ...

Appeared on

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Trivia

  • While Beck and Jimmy Page played together in The Yardbirds, the trio of Beck, Page and Eric Clapton never played together in the group all at the same time. The three guitarists did play on stage together at the ARMS charity concerts in 1983 in honour of Ronnie Lane.
  • Beck's girlfriend Mary Hughes is name-checked in The Yardbirds song "Psycho Daisies".
  • He appears in the movie Blow Up with The Yardbirds performing "Stroll On".
  • He appears in the movie Twins with Nicolette Larson.
  • Beck plays an instrumental version of Lennon/McCartney classic "A Day in the Life" on Sir George Martin's album In My Life (1998), which also appeared in Julie Taymor's Beatles-inspired movie, Across the Universe.
  • Beck and Jimmy Page have known each other since they were 11 years old.
  • Beck is a vegetarian.
  • Stevie Wonder originally wrote "Superstition" for Beck. However, Stevie's manager insisted that he record it before Beck did.
  • When not touring or recording, Beck rarely plays guitar. Instead, he spends most of his time working on his classic Jaguars or building hot rods.
  • Following Mick Taylor's resignation, Beck was invited to an audition for the The Rolling Stones. After staying for a couple of days at a hotel in Amsterdam, where the Stones had rented a studio, Jeff and his manager decided to leave because they got tired of waiting around for a phonecall from the Stones. Subsequently, the Stones hired Ronnie Wood to play guitar on their 1975 Tour.
  • Jimi Hendrix considered Beck a close friend.
  • Beck is an Honorary member of the Henchmen Motorcycle Club.
  • He restores vintage American Cars.
  • Beck did a co-headline tour with Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1989.
  • He was interested in playing lead guitar for Iron Butterfly when the group reformed in 1968 after a brief split. Before deciding upon Erik Brann, the band also considered Neil Young and Michael Monarch.
  • Beck appears on John McLaughlin's Promise.
  • Pink Floyd originally considered Beck to replace Syd Barrett after the latter became difficult to work with. However, as Nick Mason recalls in his autobiography, 'none of us had the nerve to ask him. Roger finally managed it twenty years later'. David Gilmour became Pink Floyd's guitarist instead.[7]
  • Beck's group plays with Donovan on the song, "Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot)"
  • Beck was to play a song with Guns N' Roses in Paris in 1992 but couldn't perform due to ear problems. He did rehearse on stage with them though.
  • Beck rarely uses a pick while playing.
  • Jeff has played on the rare blues album Guitar Boogie with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page
  • Jeff was due to play as featured guitarist on Mo Foster's first solo album Bel Assis but days before the recording was due to start Jeff injured his thumb working on one of his beloved hot-rods. He was replaced at the last minute by Gary Moore.

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See also

The following is a list of rock instrumentals, including live performances and drum solos, organized by artist name. ...

Further reading

  • Carson, Annette (2002). Jeff Beck: Crazy Fingers. Backbeat books. ISBN 0-87930-632-7. 
  • Christopher Hjort and Doug Hinman (2000): Jeff's Book: A Chronology of Jeff Beck's Career, 1965-1980: From the Yardbirds to Jazz-Rock, Rock'n'Roll Research Press ([1], [2])

External links

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Notes

  1. ^ Top ten guitar players
  2. ^ Foster, Mo (1997). 17 Watts? The Birth of British Rock Guitar, 2nd Edition, Sanctuary Publishing, pp119-120. ISBN 186074267X. 
  3. ^ Foster, Mo (1997). 17 Watts? The Birth of British Rock Guitar, 2nd Edition, Sanctuary Publishing, p38. ISBN 186074267X. 
  4. ^ Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of The Who
  5. ^ Foster, Mo (1997). 17 Watts? The Birth of British Rock Guitar, 2nd Edition, Sanctuary Publishing, p315. ISBN 186074267X. 
  6. ^ http://www.jeffbeck.com/jeffbeck_bio.html
  7. ^ K Whitlock. Record Collector Interview. Pink Floyd & Co fan website. Retrieved on 2007-12-15.
Mo Foster is a highly repected British session and jazz bass guitarist,producer,songwriter and author. ... Mo Foster is a highly repected British session and jazz bass guitarist,producer,songwriter and author. ... Mo Foster is a highly repected British session and jazz bass guitarist,producer,songwriter and author. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... Keith Relf (born Keith William Relf) is best known as the lead singer and harmonica player of The Yardbirds. ... Former rhythm guitarist and later bassist for the mid-sixties British band The Yardbirds. ... Paul Samwell-Smith was the founding member and bassist of the 1960s British band, The Yardbirds. ... In 1963, a very young guitarist, Anthony Top Topham and his friend at secondary school, vocalist/harmonica player Keith Relf, visited the local Norbiton Hotel in Putney. ... Jim McCarty was a guitarist from Michigan. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Alan Glen - Wikipedia Alan Glen (born 1951, Wupperthal, Germany) is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes (with Bob Haddrell and Dino Coccia) and The Incredible Blues Puppies (with Dino Coccia, Jim Mercer... John Idan (born 19??) is the current lead vocalist and bassist for the reformed version of the Yardbirds. ... Gypie Mayos tenure in Dr Feelgood in the late 70s and in the late 90s in the reborn Yardbirds established his position as a highly regarded multi-faceted British guitarist, who combines teaching and session work with incendiary live performance. ... The Yardbirds is an album by The Yardbirds, released in 1966. ... Little Games is an album by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Blue Eyed Blues is a 1972 album by the Yardbirds. ... Birdland is a 2003 album by the Yardbirds and was the first Yardbirds release in over 35 years. ... Five Live Yardbirds is the live debut album by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1964 (see 1964 in music). ... Sonny Boy Williamson and The Yardbirds is a live album recorded at the Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, UK on 8 December 1963. ... The Yardbirds Live at the BBC (Warner Archives 2-46694, 1997) compiles 26 recordings made for broadcast from eight different sessions between 1965 and 1968. ... Blueswailing July 64 is a live album recorded by the English rock band The Yardbirds in July 1964. ... For Your Love is the first U.S. album (second album overall) by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in August 1965. ... Eric Clapton chronology Having a Rave Up is a compilation album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 1966 (see 1966 in music) in the United States. ... Ultimate! is a 2001 compilation album by the Yardbirds. ... I Wish You Would is a song by Billy Arnold, performed by The Yardbirds. ... For Your Love is the first U.S. album (second album overall) by British blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in August 1965. ... Heart Full of Soul is a 1965 song by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. ... Evil Hearted You is a 1965 single by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. ... Shapes Of Things is a song originally performed by The Yardbirds when Jeff Beck was the guitar player. ... Over Under Sideways Down is a 1966 album by The Yardbirds. ... Happenings Ten Years Time Ago is the first single by the Yardbirds with guitarist Jimmy Page in the band. ... Boom Boom is a song written and performed by John Lee Hooker. ... Hang on Sloopy is a hit song by the pop group The McCoys which was #1 in America in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Im A Man is a song written (credited to Ellas McDaniel) and released by Bo Diddley in March 1955 on Checker Records. ... Train Kept A-Rollin is a song written by Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, and Lois Mann. ... White Summer is a song by English rock guitarist Jimmy Page. ... Dazed and Confused is a song by folk singer Jake Holmes from his debut solo album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June, 1967. ... Giorgio Gomelsky is an influential music manager and record producer. ... In the music business, Simon Napier-Bell (born 1939) has been bandboy, manager, producer, songwriter, journalist and author. ... Peter Grant in 1973 Peter Grant, (April 5, 1935 – November 21, 1995) was a manager for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Bad Company, and a record executive for Swan Song Records. ... Box of Frogs were a blues-based hard rock band featuring former members of the 1960s group, The Yardbirds. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Annie Haslam Renaissance were an English progressive rock band popular in the 1970s. ...

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