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Jeff Beckone of the most versatile guitarists in the history of rock, died on January 10 at the age of 78, a victim of a bacterial meningitis that he contracted suddenly, his representative reported. melissa dragich.
fan of bluesBeck started out in the 1960s as a member of the group The Yardbirdsin which they also served as members Eric Clapton Y Jimmy Page (other major rock guitarists). Years later he started the jeff beck grouprecruiting Rod Stewart as a singer, later going solo and garnering rave reviews for albums like blow by blow Y Beck-Ola.
In the 80s Beck began to apply his technique with technological innovations, achieving both experimental and commercial work. from his album Flashproduced by nile rodgerspromoted what would be his most popular single in the charts, “People get ready”a cover of Curtis Mayfield which he performed a duet with Stewart.
Jeff (who never stopped working) collaborated in the following decades with many groups and artists, such as Joss Stone, david gilmour Y Mick jagger. For several years the guitarist became a good friend of the actor Johnny Deppwith whom he released the album 18 in 2022, promoting it with a tour of England. Described as “the guitarist’s guitarist” Beck was remembered by a large number of colleagues, who took to their social networks to express their condolences. Rest in peace.
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