Jeff Beck, one of the best guitarists in the world, admired for generations, winner of multiple awards for his virtuosity and much loved by the most influential figures in the world of rock, jazz Y bluesdied at the age of 78, a victim of bacterial meningitis.
in the list of rolling stones of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists in History”, Beck managed to position himself at number five, behind only Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards, so his death has undoubtedly left a great void in his family, friends and thousands of fans.
His family released the sad news through a post on the guitarist’s official Twitter account, where they ask to be allowed to mourn privately and respectfully.
Given this fact, multiple international stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper and the members of What in They have spoken about it, leaving their condolences to his family and expressing the immense affection they have for the artist, as well as highlighting his qualities as a musician and person.
The world of fame came to Beck when he was a member of the Yardbirds, although after this, he decided to embark on a solo career, combining different rhythms, such as jazz, blues, rock hard and even some opera. The guitarist was known for his taste for improvisation and the barre whammy of his favorite guitar, the Fender Stratocaster.
Beck was born in 1944 in England, but his legend was forged in the 1960s and 1970s, when he became known due to the boom of pop and the Rock And Roll of the time, becoming an innovative musician and the base of inspiration for many guitarists who would come later.
Although Jeff’s career never reached the commercial level of other stars like Clapton, since he was too perfectionist and preferred to deliver an impeccable work than a more commercial one, critics did appreciate him and his great talent earned him eight Grammy Awards.
We couldn’t get enough of a note to describe what a great job Jeff Beck did, who, according to people who knew him, was a great person with a great sense of humor. But, without a doubt, he is a great star that even if he fades today, his legend will remain alive in his music and in all those who had the joy of knowing him.