One of the most influential guitarists on the planet, Jeff Beck celebrates his 66th birthday today (June 24th, 1944.) He’s still very active with a new album and tour.
So we started the day listening to his 2nd solo album, Wired. Produced by George Martin in 1976, the album featured Jan Hammer on synthesizer and Narada Michael Walden on drums. Wired followed Beck’s groundbreaking 1st solo ablum, Blow by Blow (1975.)
Beck’s latest album Emotion & Commotion was released in April, and features vocalists Joss Stone and Imelda May, Tal Wilkenfeld and Pino Palladino on bass, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards.
Jeff Beck is one of the many great guitarists performing at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival this weekend.
Here’s a clip of his performance from the 2007 festival…
If you’re looking for a great DVD performance, look no further than ‘Jeff Beck: Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s.’
The DVD features a wealth of Beck’s material, including “Beck’s Bolero,” “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers,” “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Brush With The Blues,” and “Little Brown Bird” with Eric Clapton. Also included are special performances with Joss Stone “People Get Ready,” and Imogen Heap “Rollin’ and Tumblin.'”
Jeff Beck Online: jeffbeck.com
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Birthdays, Rock & Roll