Very sad news. Today, we’ve learned about the death of Jeff Beck.
One of the most outstandig guitar virtusos. I play a little myself and when I see him play, I can’t stop admiring what and how he does play. Very unique, very difficult to play like this and, first of all, very intense lines and riffs which directly cut into the heart of things. As rollingstone.com writes:
“Beck’s skills as a technician often overshadowed how emotional his playing could be […]. His guitar jabs cajole, and ultimately cry.”
Rolling Stone: Jeff Beck, Rock’s Quiet Guitar Virtuoso, Dead at 78 – Hall of Fame musician and former Yardbird guitarist dies following short bout with bacterial meningitis
Recommended read – guitarworld.com – Jeff Beck – the ultimate interview: one of the electric guitar’s most prolific innovators reflects on his sprawling career
Here’s Jeff with the then so very young Tal Wilkenfield. While she plays a mesmerizing bass-solo, Jeff in reply just flies way off the top – simply beautiful! Jeff: we miss you! Rest in peace!
With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world. We will all miss him so much. pic.twitter.com/u8DYQrLNB7— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) January 11, 2023
I am very sad to hear about Jeff’s passing. He was a brilliant guitar player. On the occasions we got to play together, we had a ball. “Let’s do this more often”, we said! Jeff was a great guy and will be missed by all. My heartfelt condolences to his family.— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) January 13, 2023
Photos: Brian Rasic pic.twitter.com/bWVCuYMOeD
🙏Now Jeff has gone, I feel like one of my band of brothers has left this world, and I’m going to dearly miss him. I’m sending much sympathy to Sandra, his family, and all who loved him. I want to thank him for all our early days together in Jeff Beck Group, conquering America. pic.twitter.com/UareDAdtZ9— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) January 11, 2023
On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss. pic.twitter.com/4dvt5aGzlv— Jeff Beck (@jeffbeckmusic) January 11, 2023