NYT: The Legendary Rock Guitarist Suddenly Passed Away / RIP Jeff Beck / The Yardbirds / Sad News - Choice Diets

NYT: The Legendary Rock Guitarist Suddenly Passed Away / RIP Jeff Beck / The Yardbirds / Sad News

Jeff Beck, the celebrated guitarist who played with the Yardbirds and led the Jeff Beck Group, has died aged 78, his representative has confirmed.

Beck died on january 10 after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis”, the representative confirmed. “His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss,” they added.

The British musician rose to fame as part of the Yardbirds, where he replaced Eric Clapton, before forming the Jeff Beck group with Rod Stewart.

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Jeff Beck, the celebrated guitarist who played
with the Yardbirds and led the Jeff Beck Group, Has died aged 78, his representative has confirmed. Beck died on january 10 after “suddenly
contracting bacterial meningitis”, the representative Confirmed. “His family ask for privacy while they process
this tremendous loss,” they added. The British musician rose to fame as part
of the Yardbirds, where he replaced Eric Clapton, Before forming the Jeff Beck group with Rod
Stewart. His tone, presence and, above all, volume
redefined guitar music in the 1960s, and influenced Movements like heavy metal, jazz-rock and
even punk. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 1992 as part of the Yardbirds and Inducted again in 2009 as a solo artist. An eight-time Grammy winner, Beck earned his
first in 1985 for best rock instrumental performance For “Escape.” He went on to win five more times in that
category. Last year, Beck toured with Johnny Depp, after
the pair recorded a cover album together titled “18.” Beck was born in Wallington, Surrey. He began playing guitar in his teens, on a
homemade model (which he constructed in emulation Of one of his heroes, the American guitarist-inventor
Les Paul). His idols included Gene Vincent’s lead guitarist
Cliff Gallup and American bluesmen Buddy Guy And Otis Rush. In a striking coincidence, three of the greatest
guitarists of the rock era, Clapton, Beck And Page — the latter two became friends
in their early teens after being introduced By Beck’s sister — grew up within 15 miles
of each other. Some of Beck’s most well-regarded songs
include “Heart Full of Soul,” a 1965 single From the Yardbirds, “I Ain’t Superstitious”
off his debut solo 1968 album with The Jeff Beck Group, “Truth,” and “Freeway Jam”
from his second album, “Blow by Blow” In 1975. He is survived by his second wife, Sandra,
whom he married in 2005. He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Sandra
Beck.

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