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Discovering Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Guitarist

Jeff Beck was a highly influential guitarist who has had a successful career spanning several decades. He first gained recognition as a member of the Yardbirds in the 1960s, where he showcased his innovative and virtuosic playing style. After leaving the Yardbirds, Beck formed the Jeff Beck Group and released several critically acclaimed albums. Throughout his career, Beck has collaborated with numerous artists across various genres, including Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger. He has received multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, both as a member of the Yardbirds and as a solo artist. Beck continues to tour and record music, consistently pushing the boundaries of guitar playing and inspiring generations of musicians.

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According to Whatsong Jeff Beck’s Music has been featured in 12 Movies and TV Shows, so you might be more acquainted with his music than you think especially if you watch shows like supernatural and the vampire diaries where his song Live in the Dark features in season 8 episode 8. I created this collection of his music and guitar styles for anyone new to the music of Jeff Beck the guitarist who replaced Clapton in the Yardbirds. Clapton also said that he almost wanted to retire after hearing jeff beck for the first time. Beck is one of the key innovative guitarists who set the groundwork for heavy metal and worked with famous singers like Rod Steward in his group “The Jeff Beck Group”.

Stroll On Beck

Stroll on is a classic rock n roll riff that meets a psychedelic rock tune that will make you a Beck Addict immediately.

Track from Wired: Head for Backstage Pass

Head backstage pass is a tune that reminds me instantly of Herbie Hancock at the beginning. Beck had done some collaboration with Hancock in the album Imagine.It has just the funkiest sounds of the era by a blues legend.


Beck with Rod Stewart and Bassist Ron Wood in The Jeff Beck Group

Before playing to the largest audience ever in Rio. Rod Steward and Jeff were in the same group with such works as Tour de Force in 1968.

Jeff Beck Playing Guitar in the White House 2012

Guitarists don’t just walk into the white house this is becks performance during the Obama administration in 2012. This tune is very alike the music of Mick Pini a classy blues style player we featured here on guitardoor earlier.



The Best Of Jeff Beck Top 10 Discussion Video

I have yet to make up my mind on which of the tunes I like best how about you? Have you any recommended beck tracks or maybe you are a musician? and have a song in Jeff beck style and can discuss this more in the comments.

Originally posted 2022-06-17 00:43:02.

Chris Dempsey

Chris Dempsey

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