RIP Jeff Beck: 1944 – 2023

So sorry to have read that Rock/Jazz guitarist Jeff Beck has passed away at the age of 78. Like many of us guitarists who stradle the fence of rock and jazz, I had Blow by Blow and Wired amongst other Jeff Beck albums including his Live album with Jan Hammer!

He was indeed a pioneer of rock guitar and as a member of the Yardbirds, he shared the stage holding his own with bandmates, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. He also brought a Jazz sensibility to his work culminating in the two sought after Jazz/Rock albums that I mentioned above.

I honestly thought he would hang on for another decade or so.

Condolences to his family, friends and fans world wide.

RIP Jeff!

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-64228780 – Source

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Lyle Robinson is the owner/creator/publisher and editor of Jazz Guitar Life, an online magazine dedicated to the Jazz Guitar and its community of fine players worldwide.

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