Jeff Beck in 2009
|Born||24 June 1944
|Genres||Blues-rock, jazz fusion, hard rock|
|Years active||since 1965|
|Associated acts||The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert & Appice|
Gibson Les Paul
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock musician. He became famous when he replaced Eric Clapton as the guitarist for The Yardbirds. After leaving The Yardbirds in 1966 Beck went on to work with his own group and with other musicians.
A lot Jeff Beck's music has no singing and focuses on Beck's skilled guitar style. His music crosses many genres including: blues-rock, heavy metal and jazz fusion. He has won 4 Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance."
Beck has inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. First as a member of the Yardbirds. And again as a solo artist.
References[change | edit source]
- "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone Magazine. 2003-08-27. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time/.