Posted 12 января 05:37

Published 12 января 05:37

Modified 12 января 08:52

Updated 12 января 08:52

Guitarist Jeff Beck has passed away

12 января 2023, 05:37
The British guitarist has died at the age of 78.

Beck died on January 10 - shortly before his death, he contracted bacterial meningitis. - After an unexpected infection with bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday, - the musician's website says.

Jeff Beck was born in 1844 in London, sang in a church choir, and began playing guitar as a teenager.

His first musical group was Screaming Lord Sutch. Later Then Jimmy Page - one of the founders of Led Zeppelin - invited him to the Yardbirds, where Beck replaced Eric Clapton.

The musician played with the band for 20 months, during which the team released the 1966 album Yardbirds and the No. 3 single Shapes of Things.

In the mid-1970s, Jeff Beck went on tour with the jazz-rock band Mahavishnu Orchestra: upon his return, he recorded the jazz album Blow, By Blow. The record received platinum status and took the fourth position in the US charts. The Guardian calls this album Beck's most commercially successful compilation.

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Beck has collaborated with Jon Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Johnny Depp (Beck recorded an album with him last year). Legendary Rolling Stone call Jeff Beck "guitar god.