submitted by Gene Howington
Today is Jeff Beck’s 70th birthday! As a guitarist, it is hard to underestimate the influence Jeff Beck has had on me and hordes of other string benders. Versatile in genre, he is always a pleasure to listen to because it often seems less like playing than an intimate dialog between him and his instrument. Happy Birthday, Jeff! Many happy returns.
In celebration, one of my favorites, the ethereal oh so slightly atonal “Suspension” from 2001’s You Had It Coming.
“A Day In The House” from 1998’s Guitar Shop.
“Beck’s Bolero” from 1968’s Truth. Rare b-side single version with backward guitar ending. Other notable musicians on this track are Jimmy Page (12 string rhythm), John Paul Jones (bass), Keith Moon (drums) and Nicky Hopkins (piano).