” One of the most influential and charismatic in the history of rock guitarists, mainly for his seminal work with the Yardbirds and diversity of styles.
After passing through the Wimbledon School of Art Art in London, Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944 Surrey) began professionally in the world of music with a band called The Tridents. His big break came when Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 to understand that they moved away from blues and welcomed more commercial sounds.
Beck’s entry into the group opened new perspectives for English training with his imaginative style, making the band pioneers of psychedelic pop-rock and mirrors the American garage with his innovations in distortion and feedback.
Also Beck decided to quit the Yardbirds in 1966 to form a new group that called Jeff Beck Group, set in the future were Faces, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, with keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, who was replaced by Mickey Waller.
Before that and Mickey Most as a producer, Jeff had recorded a simple pop that had been well received in the British charts, “Hi-Ho Silver Lining”.
With the Jeff Beck Group, Surrey guitarist adopted a rocky and powerful sound based on the blues-rock.
Their live performances were enthusiastically received. Alongside them, the band released two essential Lps, “Truth” (1968) and “Beck-Ola” (1969), both produced by Mickey Most. In 1970 the group ceased to exist.
After suffering a car accident which prevented the creation of supertrío Beck, Bogert and Appice with Vanilla Fudge members Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, Jeff Jeff Beck Group reformed with new components, recruiting the singer Bobby Tench, bassist Clive Chapman, drummer Cozy Powell and keyboardist Max Middleton.
” Rough and Ready” (1971) was the first Lp of the new project, a job that failed to sell too in Britain despite its attractive mix of jazz, funk and rock.
“The Jeff Beck Group” (1972), an album produced by Steve Cropper, also failed to draw the attention of press and public, which led to the final Beck Appice and Bogert binding, who had begun prior experience with Cactus.
The trio also failed to reach valid conclusions and another interesting project of Jeff finished collapsing.
“Blow by blow” (1975), a large Lp blues-rock with jazz scraps produced by George Martin , like “Wired” (1976), were two important works of Jeff Beck fully recovered.
After a live album recorded in 1977 with Jan Hammer, Beck published works very occasionally, without returning to the studies to 80s.
His new album, co-produced with Ken Scot, took the title of “There and Back” (1980), an album continued by Lps as “Flash” (1985) album produced by Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker he returned to associate with Rod Stewart on a version of “People get ready” and “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop” (1989), one of the best jobs in the last stage of his career that afforded him a Grammy Award.
In the years 90 published by Jed Leiber’s soundtrack telefilm “Frankie’s House” (1992), a tribute album to Gene Vincent called “Crazy Legs” (1992) and “Who else” (1999), Lp in which Beck showed his ability to accommodate current sound times.
Also the legendary guitar this great amateur automotive appeared in collaborations with various artists like Donovan, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Roger Waters, offering his expertise in the six strings Service of hard rock, blues, psychedelia, jazz or pop-rock. “