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Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock musician. He became famous when he replaced Eric Clapton as the guitarist for the Yardbirds. After leaving the Yardbirds in 1966 Beck went on to work with his own group and with other musicians.

Jeff Beck
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Jeff Beck in 2009
Background information
Born24 June 1944
London, England
GenresBlues-rock, jazz fusion, hard rock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
Years activesince 1965
Associated actsThe Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert & Appice
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul

A lot Jeff Beck's music has no singing and focuses on Beck's skilled guitar style. His music crosses many genres including: blues-rock, heavy metal and jazz fusion. He has won 4 Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance."

Beck was listed 14th in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time",[1]

Beck has inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. First as a member of the Yardbirds. And again as a solo artist.


  1. "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Rolling Stone Magazine. 2003-08-27.