Jeff Beck 1944-2023

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     He died of bacterial meningitis. Someone reported it was viral meningitis, so I'm not sure.

     He did the impossible. Wherever he played guitarists came out in droves.

     He never had a band like Cream or Led Zeppelin. No one knew who Rod Stewart and Ron Wood were when I saw them with Beck at the Fillmore East in 1969.

     

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k a rl h e nn i ng

A brilliant artist. Deeply sad news.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

So, so sad. My childhood hero. He influenced my musical activities and knowledge tremendously. RIP.



drogulus

    I am devastated to hear the news of the death of my friend and hero Jeff Beck, whose music has thrilled and inspired me and countless others for so many years. - David Gilmour

     
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SimonNZ

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on January 11, 2023, 06:01:49 PMSo, so sad. My childhood hero. He influenced my musical activities and knowledge tremendously. RIP.



Which albums would you recommend?

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: SimonNZ on January 12, 2023, 12:28:34 PMWhich albums would you recommend?

Blow By Blow and/or There and Back.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on January 12, 2023, 01:30:08 PMBlow By Blow and/or There and Back.
Both of these and You Had It Coming.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 12, 2023, 01:54:17 PMBoth of these and You Had It Coming.

Don't know You had it coming. Will check. You are knowledgeable about popular music too!

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

T. D.

I've been enjoying the 2007 video from the engagement at Ronnie Scott's


Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Freeway Jam, Jeff Beck.



drogulus


    I'd start with his first albums with Rod and Ronnie, Truth and Beck-Ola.

   

     For the past century or so I've wondered why Ron Wood gave up playing bass. It's not like he was having trouble or anything.


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SimonNZ

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on January 12, 2023, 07:29:19 PMFreeway Jam, Jeff Beck.




I haven't heard any Beck outside of the Yardbirds, but that track made me think of Brew-era Miles, and now I want to hear more

T. D.

#13
No disrespect (I'm a fan), but this is really funny.
Was Jeff Beck the model for Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel?


Spotted Horses

#14
I never knowingly heard anything by Jeff Beck, but since I have Apple Music now I listened to one of the tracks that was listed as one of his best. I really didn't do much for me. It's odd, perhaps, that as a person who (used to) play guitar I never got blown away well known guitarists. I formative experience was listening to Charlie Christian.

I also listened to the first Crosby Stills and Nash album for the first time and it seemed like pretty weak broth to me. :(

I also went back and listened to Led Zeppelin I, and thought it was pathetic, but Led Zeppelin IV is amazing.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

k a rl h e nn i ng

I also listened to the first Crosby Stills and Nash album for the first time and it seemed like pretty weak broth to me. :(

I still feel some fondness for a few of the tracks, where (from the Déjà Vu album) I've at times wondered if Crosby ever had the sense to feel embarrassed by "Almost Cut My Hair."
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

T. D.

#16
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 25, 2023, 12:27:12 PMI also listened to the first Crosby Stills and Nash album for the first time and it seemed like pretty weak broth to me. :(

I still feel some fondness for a few of the tracks, where (from the Déjà Vu album) I've at times wondered if Crosby ever had the sense to feel embarrassed by "Almost Cut My Hair."

Good point. Off the Beck topic, but I always found Crosby's song Triad absolutely toe-curling. :-[  [Hope I'm using the British term correctly.] I suspect DC was not afflicted by self-consciousness.

Irons

The tragedy for Jeff Beck and he was far from being the only one, he detested the one and only hit record. He described it as a pink toilet seat hanging around his neck.

https://youtu.be/rb-bKKRl_hw
You must have a very good opinion of yourself to write a symphony - John Ireland.

I opened the door people rushed through and I was left holding the knob - Bo Diddley.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Irons on January 26, 2023, 12:33:53 AMThe tragedy for Jeff Beck and he was far from being the only one, he detested the one and only hit record. He described it as a pink toilet seat hanging around his neck.

https://youtu.be/rb-bKKRl_hw
For whatever passel of reasons, this is the first I've heard of this ;)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Spotted Horses

#19
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 26, 2023, 06:16:24 AMFor whatever passel of reasons, this is the first I've heard of this ;)

I've never heard of the song, let alone that he detested it.

I also listened to The Rolling Stones first album. Meh. The more I hear 60's pop music, the more I realize how much of a revelation Bob Dylan and The Beatles were.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington