Tag Archives: Jeff Beck

June 24: Happy birthday Jeff Beck

OLD post … You’re being redirected to a newer version……


I don’t care about the rules. In fact, if I don’t break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I’m not doing my job properly.
~Jeff Beck

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He’s way, way out, doing things you never expect.
~Brian May

Jimmy Page inducts Jeff Beck at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009:

Jeff Beck accepts the award at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Induction:

Continue reading June 24: Happy birthday Jeff Beck

Classic concert: Jeff Beck Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s

jeff beck live rs

In November of 2007, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck took to the stage of London’s Ronnie Scott’s, a notorious jazz club with a rich history. Unfortunately, given the size of the club, only a few were lucky enough to see him and his band – Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards) and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass) – perform. Lucky for us it was recorded, and  released on film. This is a  compilation of these concerts of sorts, and I would love to see all seven shows released.

Beck’s series of concerts at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London’s Soho became the must have ticket of 2007 in London.

With a setlist that features classic tracks from across his career, a stunning backing band and special guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton, this concert film captures for the first time the unique experience of Jeff Beck live in concert.

Highlights: Stratus (shorter than Cobham’s versions but oh so good!),  Tal Wilkenfeld’s bass solo on Wonder’s Cause we’ve ended as lovers and Jeff Beck who shines all through this film, what an incredible musician!

The band:
– Jeff Beck / guitar
– Vinnie Colaiut / drums
– Jason Rebello / keyboards
– Tal Wilkenfeld / bass guitar

Guest artists:
Joss Stone
Imogen Heap
Eric Clapton

Continue reading Classic concert: Jeff Beck Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s

June 24 in music history

Jeff Beck is 70 – Happy Birthday! (read more)

He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”. MSNBC has called him 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. He 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).


Michael John Kells “Mick” Fleetwood (born 24 June 1947) British musician and actor best known for his role as the drummer and namesake of the blues/rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac. His surname, combined with that of John McVie, was the inspiration for the name of the originally Peter Green-led Fleetwood Mac. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work in Fleetwood Mac.  mf
Christopher Gordon Blandford ‘Chris’ Wood (24 June 1944—12 July 1983) founding member of the English rock band Traffic, along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.  Chris Wood - Traffic 1974

Spotify Playlist – June 24

Mick Jagger with Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters and Jeff Beck

Mick Jagger was joined by Win Butler & Co. to perform a new version of the Rolling Stones’ 1965 hit “The Last Time.”  on Saturday Night Live last Saturday. Then he was joined by The Foo Fighters for “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It).” Last he did a new song: “Tea Party” about the precidential Election Campaign featuring Jeff Beck leading his group to back up Mick Jagger as he sings about how he sees  this year’s Romney-Obama battle at the polls.

The Last time w/Arcade Fire:

With The Foo Fighters, a medley consisting of 19th nervous breakdown and It’s only rock’n roll:


Mick Jagger & Jeff Beck, Tea Party:

– Hallgeir