Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds (the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.
Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound, and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion, and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates. Beck appears on albums by Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Morrissey, Jon Bon Jovi, Malcolm McLaren, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May, Stanley Clarke, Screaming Lord Sutch, ZZ Top, and Toots and the Maytals.
He was ranked fifth in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine, upon whose cover Beck has appeared three times, has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”. He is often called a “guitarist’s guitarist”. Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. In 2014 he received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).
Here is a gem of a concert from 2016, enjoy!
01 – The Revolution Will Be Televised (Rosie Bones in crowd w. megaphone)
02 – Lonnie on the Move (Lonnie Mack cover)
03 – Live in the Dark (Rosie Bones on voc.)
04 – The Ballad of the Jersey Wives (Rosie Bones on voc.)
05 – You Know You Know (Mahavishnu Orchestra cover)
06 – Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson cover) (Jimmy Hall on voc.)
07 – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover) (Jimmy Hall on voc.)
08 – Big Block
09 – Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers (Syreeta cover)
10 – O.I.L. (Can’t Get Enough of That Sticky)
11 – Scared for the Children (Rosie Bones on voc.)
12 – Beck’s Bolero (Jeff Beck Group song)
13 – Shapes of Things (The Yardbirds song) (Jimmy Hall on voc.)
14 – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Hambone Willie Newbern cover) (Jimmy Hall on voc.)
15 – Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover) (Jimmy Hall on voc.)
16 – Right Now (Rosie Bones on voc.)
17 – A Day in the Life (The Beatles cover)
Jeff Beck Guitar
Jimmy James Hall Vocals
Jonathan Jospeh Drums
Rosie Bones Vocals
Rhonda Smith Bass
Carmen Van Den Berg Guitar