Number five on Rolling Stone's recent list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” is quite an honor. It all started at the age of six when Jeff heard guitarist Les Paul play “How High the Moon” on the radio. Jeff was not satisfied with “listening and just absorbing what I heard on a record, I wanted to get on board to find out and interpret what I heard.”
Jeff Beck bio
Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck was born in 1944 and lives in England to this day. Beck played for The Yardbirds when most of their hits made it to the top forty. Two other noted guitarists to play for The Yardbirds are Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.
Beck loves to imitate a variety of guitar styles from rock, electronica, blues, jazz and heavy metal. In fact most of his works have been instrumental with an innovative, powerful electronic sound as his signature. He is seldom laid back, instead he pushes the lead singer.
Jeff the perfectionist
Importance of camaraderie
Jeff says, “You grow up in camaraderie. A band is better than any pickup players.” Later in life Jeff continued to collaborate with other artists, “nothing happened and then all of sudden I was on 15 other albums, just by a couple of Jack Daniels and a promise… things happen.”
See the video: Guitar Hero Jeff Beck Discusses His Career.
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