Jeff Beck, the influential cross-genre British guitarist who rose to fame with the Yardbirds and later embarked on a solo career, has died at the age of 78, his family announced on social media Wednesday. bottom.
He suddenly contracted bacterial meningitis and died peacefully on Tuesday, his family said.
Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, in 1992 for his work with the Yardbirds and in 2009 as a solo performer. Blues icon BB King.
In 2022, Beck will release his final album, 18. This album is his 13-track collection of mostly cover songs with his Hollywood star Johnny Depp.
“We slowly built a song that we liked. We didn’t really create a design,” Beck said at the time.
Originally from Warrington, England, Beck won his first Grammy Award in 1985 for the instrumental song “Escape.” He won seven more gold-plated statuettes in his career.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi mourned Beck’s death on Twitter, saying he was shocked to hear the news.
“Jeff was such a nice guy, a remarkably iconic, genius guitarist. There will be no more Jeff Beck,” Iommi wrote. “His performance was very special and outstanding! We will miss him.”
Former Yardbirds member and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page paid tribute to Beck, saying his technique was unique and his imagination endless.
“The Six-String Warrior is no longer here to celebrate the spells that weave our human emotions. Jeff was able to channel the music from the otherworldly.” he said. “Jeff, I will miss you with my millions of fans.”
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