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Jeff Beck Died: Iconic Rock Guitarist Dies At The Age Of 78

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The world’s greatest rhythm and blues interpreter and guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck passed away “peacefully” following a severe attack of bacterial meningitis.

Who Was Jeff Beck?

The legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, who achieved rock and roll prominence with the Yardbirds in the 1960s and later had a successful solo career, passed away on Wednesday, according to his official website. Age-wise, he was 78.

Jeff Beck Cause Of Death

The world’s greatest rhythm and blues interpreter and guitar virtuoso Beck passed away “peacefully” following a severe attack of bacterial meningitis.

“We convey the news of Jeff Beck’s demise on behalf of his family with the utmost grief. He gently died away yesterday after unexpectedly developing bacterial meningitis “The singer, who was born in England, stated as much on his website.

“Limitless” Creativity

Geoffrey Arnold Beck, who was born in England on June 24, 1944, first experimented with a borrowed guitar before attempting to create his own.

He has credited Les Paul, Ravi Shankar, and Django Reinhardt as influences and has made a career out of experimenting with cutting-edge fusions and new sounds that push the frontiers of rock music.

When the Yardbirds hired Beck in 1965, he had already created groundbreaking rock sounds while attending art school in London.

After one of the band’s leading guitarists, Eric Clapton, left the group, he went in for an audition. Through a number of ground-breaking recordings, including the fuzz-filled guitar licks on “Heart Full of Soul,” he helped advance the British avant-garde rock sound.

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Guitarists Who Play Guitar

The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on bass, was formed by Beck a year later. It quickly gained widespread acclaim.

Paul Young, a guitarist for the band Beck, described the virtuoso as “the guitarists’ guitarist” and claimed that “everyone in the know” adored him.

His Career

With “Blow by Blow,” a sleeper hit produced by George Martin of the Beatles fame, Beck achieved solo success in 1975. Beck later credited Martin with saving his career.

He frequently enjoyed success working with his colleagues, and during the 1980s he frequently appeared on the albums of artists including Tina Turner, Roger Waters, and Jon Bon Jovi.

More recently, he collaborated with actor Johnny Depp, who joined forces with the rocker for an album that featured mostly covers soon after filing a contentious defamation lawsuit.


1. Who was Jeff Beck?

A. He was a famous guitarist

2. What was his height?

A. Unknown

3. What was Jeff Beck Nationality?

A. England

4. How old was Jeff Beck?

A. 78 years old

5. What happened to Jeff Beck?

A. He died, due to bacterial meningitis

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