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Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10 he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn’t approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens he joined the Tridents on lead guitar. In 1965 he replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds . He played with them until 1967 when he decided he had enough and wanted to go solo. In the same year he released his first solo effort “Hi-Ho Slver lining” which was the only one of his tracks he ever sang on. In his backing group he had Rod Stewart and Ron Wood who later went on to form the Faces . Thoughout the rest of the 60s and 70s he continued to record instrumental albums. In 1984 he contributed lead guitar on Mick Jagger’s first solo album “She’s the Boss”.The same year he released his next album “Flash” which was voted best instrumental album. In 1989 he released the album “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” which was also a big success, one of his most famous in which you can hear the wrenching “Stand on it”!!! . Throughout the 90s Jeff Beck still toured around and in 1998 played a sellout date in Mexico. In early 2001 he released his last album “You had it coming”.Unlike most of his contemporaries, Beck does not use a guitar pick to play. Instead, he uses a combination of his finger to pluck his guitar strings. But he does not have the same style than flamenco guitarist, he just have his own rock style…one of the best rock style.

But I really think that his most wonderfull album is “Wired”. A real mix between Rock and Roll, Jazz and Funk!! He recorded this album in May 1976 with the incredible Wilbur Bascomb (Bass) and the inimitable genius Narada Michael Walden (Drum). These two guys realized unforgettable’s Drum & Bass introduction in two music of this album : “Come dancing” and “Head for Backstage Pass”. Walden’s drumroll are really striking!

Jeff Beck had always been one of my favourite guitarist because of his talent for music, and his volition for mixing different style of music. I wanted to quit Mister Jeff Beck with an amazing video which is an amazing song of his 1999 recording album : “Who Else!”…You will understand that he knows a thing or two of Blues music… Look out!!! 


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