Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

About Jeff Beck

One of the essential guitarists of the British Invasion, Jeff Beck possessed a mercurial, lyrical style that sounded equally at home in thunderous blues-rock and soft-focus fusion. Beck played both styles in his long, unpredictable career, pioneering psychedelia, heavy metal, and jazz-rock as he did so. His prodigious talent was evident from the moment he joined the Yardbirds but he left after spending just over a year in the group, turning his attention to the Jeff Beck Group, a crushingly loud, heavy rock outfit featuring vocalist Rod Stewart. During the early 1970s, he cycled through new bands, eventually settling into a slick jazz groove with the 1975 LP Blow by Blow. From that point on, fusion played a crucial role in Beck's music, providing the glue on such adventurous rock records as 1989's Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop.

  • HOMETOWN
    Wallington, Surrey, England
  • BORN
    June 23, 1944

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