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Rock legends pay tribute to Jeff Beck

Fellow rock legends are paying tribute to Jeff Beck, the guitar virtuoso and musical innovator who has died at 78.

January 12, 2023
12 January 2023


“The six stringed Warrior is no longer here for us to admire the spell he could weave around our mortal emotions. Jeff could channel music from the ethereal. His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans.” – Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who was also a Yardbirds bandmate and close friend of Beck, via Instagram.

“Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player, there will never be another Jeff Beck. His playing was very special & distinctively brilliant!” – Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on Twitter.

“I’m heartbroken he looked in fine shape to me. Playing great he was in great shape. I’m shocked and bewildered…. He was a good friend and a great guitar player.” – Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, via Twitter.

“No one played guitar like Jeff. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness.” – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons on Twitter.

“From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group on, he blazed a trail impossible to follow. Play on now and forever.” – Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley on Instagram.

“Jeff Beck was on another planet. He took me and Ronnie Wood to the USA in the late 60s in his band the Jeff Beck Group and we haven’t looked back since. He was one of the few guitarists that when playing live would actually listen to me sing and respond.” – Rod Stewart, via a statement.

“Jeff Beck was the Picasso of Rock & Roll. Unlike every other guitar player, he created music that literally sounded as if he was an alien, following no rules, no clichés, a true master of the instrument.” – singer and actor Michael Des Barres on Twitter.

“Oh, My Heart…RIP, Jeff…I miss you already.” – Whitesnake singer David Coverdale on Twitter.

“He was loved by everyone in the know; the guitarists guitarist!” – singer Paul Young, via Twitter.

“Rest in peace to the GREATEST off them all: Jeff Beck!!!!” – comedian Bill Burr, via Twitter.

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