Jeff Beck

Born: June 24, 1944
Wallington, Surrey, England

Beck began playing the guitar at a young age. And, after a brief but successful stay at the Wimbledon College of Music, Beck went into a band called Lord Sutch, and this lead to his job as the lead guitarist for the Yardbirds, replacing legendary Eric Clapton. Beck stayed with the Yardbirds for a couple of years, and then supposedly retired. But, after a couple of years he formed the Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart as the lead singer. The group had a couple of albums, but fought all the time and only experienced marginal success. The group broke up officially in 1970. After this, Beck was in a serious car crash, and by the time he recovered, he started a new Jeff Beck Group. After a couple of more albums, the band again broke up. After this, there would be months and sometimes years of silence, but Beck would occasionally come forth with some solo material.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter

Blues Metal British Invasion Hard Rock

Bands That Jeff Beck Has Played For:
Jeff Beck Group Yardbirds, The (1965-1966)

Jeff Beck Has Worked With:
Jennifer Batten Doug Wimbish Rod Stewart Aynsley Dunbar Chris Dreja Keith Relf

Jeff Beck Was Influenced By:
Buddy Guy Jimmy Page Les Paul

Artists That Were Influenced By Jeff Beck:
Slash Jennifer Batten Jason Becker Warren DeMartini C.C. DeVille Peter Frampton Brett Garsed David Gilmour Barry Goldberg Jake E. Lee Harvey Mandel Gary Moore Paul Nelson Vernon Reid Adrian Vandenberg
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