The songs market is integrating to grieve the loss of Jeff Beck, among rock‘s most skillful guitar players. Following Beck’s death on Wednesday (Jan 11), renowned admirers of the popular guitar player have actually been stepping forward to express their sadnes s, with White Stripes‘ Jack White assessing unique minutes he showed the late guitar player.
“Jeff Beck, guitar innovator extraordinaire has moved to the next realm. I wrote to him a couple of years ago to show him that I was standing where he once stood inside Sam Phillips studio in Memphis some 50 odd years before,” White created onInstagram “He was amazingly kind and instructional to me over the years. Many shows that I’ve played began moments after listening to his song “Led Boots” backstage.”
But one minute particularly sticks out toWhite “This bootleg clip that I’m posting is when I had one of the greatest thrills of my life, along with Meg White and Jack Lawrence of the Greenhornes, we were ‘the yardbirds’ for one night backing up Jeff at the Royal Festival Hall in London,” he shared. “In our rehearsals he plugged straight into an amp, no effects pedals. He was changing the sound of the guitar and doing things people didn’t know were possible from his earliest days on stage. God Bless you Jeff, you must already be chatting with Cliff Gallup somewhere.”
The information of Beck’s fatality was verified in a declaration launched by his household: “It is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” the declaration reviews. “After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”
See White’s homage blog post to Beck listed below.