Jeff Beck Guitarist, passed away at 78, music community mourn

Jeff Beck Guitarist, passed away at 78

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Jeff Beck Death – Jeff Beck, a well-known rock guitarist, died on Wednesday at the age of 78. The Englishman went away at a hospital close to Riverhall, his mansion in the countryside of Southern England. His publicist claims that a sudden onset of bacterial meningitis was the reason of his death. Beck’s contribution to his band, the Yardbirds, is what is most well-known. He joined the band in place of renowned blues guitarist Eric Clapton and rapidly became the leader of Britain’s then-growing electric blues movement. Later, Beck started his own band, the Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart, a young musician at the time.

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The band’s 1968 self-titled debut album, “Truth,” served as a major influence on a young Jimmy Page, who later founded Led Zeppelin. Beck was an important contributor to a number of bands and projects and is renowned for his original combination of jazz, funk, and rock. His debut solo album, “Blow by Blow,” which was published in 1975, debuted in the Billboard Top 5 right away. When he was just 13 years old, he even built two of his own guitars. He developed an interest in the guitar at a very young age. He was raised in the South London borough of Sutton in the town of Wallington.

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Though he did not achieve the same level of notoriety as some of counterparts, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page, he remained well respected by his peers and critics alike. Beck had no regrets about not being as well-known as others of his contemporaries. “When you look around and see who has made it huge, it’s a really rotten place to be,” he told Rolling Stone in 2018. On social media, Beck’s fans and fellow musicians are expressing their sorrow by posting some of his best performances. Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones’ frontman and a collaborator, shared this video from one of their joint performances on Twitter

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde said that legendary guitarists Beck taught them all of their skills. Some users also brought up the fact that Beck, who also collaborated with David Bowie, passed away exactly six years after Bowie. His former bandmate Jimmy Page complimented Beck’s playing and creativity. The pair played together for several years until Page formed Led Zeppelin in 1968. On Twitter, this Alice Cooper video is still popular because of his loving remarks regarding the late Jeff Beck. Here, he recalls an early performance with his band as the Yardbirds’ opening act.

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Additionally, Jeff Beck worked with close friend Johnny Depp; it was said that Jeff Beck was present when Johnny Depp passed away. In June 2022, the pair released their album, “18” shortly after Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard. Beck and Depp have a tight friendship. TikTok was used by fans of the two performers to display their relationship. Beck’s final piece of work was “Patient Number 9,” an album by Ozzy Osbourne that was nominated for a Grammy in 2022. Details on a memorial service will be released soon. He is survived by his wife Sandra Cash.

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