Jeff Beck

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Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck in 2009
Jeff Beck in 2009
Background information
Born24 June 1944
London, England
GenresBlues-rock, jazz fusion, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years activesince 1965

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 was listed 14th in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time",[1]

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 | change source]

  1. "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone Magazine. 2003-08-27. Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2017-08-31.