Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck's Death

Born (Birthday) June 24, 1944

Death Date January 10, 2023

Age of Death 78 years

Cause of Death Bacterial meningitis

Place of Death East Sussex, United Kingdom

Profession Actor

The actor Jeff Beck died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jeff Beck is an English rock guitarist who is popularly known as “guitarist’s guitarist,” who has received Grammy Award for Best Instrumental performance six times. He is also popular to have collaborated with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group. He has mostly been instrumental and focused majorly on music rather than lyrics. He has been ranked fifth in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Personal Life

Jeff Beck is married to Sandra Beck. Their wedding took place in 2005. He is working as a patron in the Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust. He was always interested in Ford cars and owned a Ford hot rod and worked on the interior and exterior of the car by himself. He and his wife are currently residing in Wadhurst, East Sussex.

How did Jeff Beck die?

When legendary guitarist Jeff Beck died suddenly of bacterial meningitis at the age of 78, it sent shockwaves throughout the music world.

Quotes

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"It wasn't the muso thing that got me recognition in the beginning. It was doing 'Wild Thing.'"

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"I was going to write an autobiography once. I started writing it, and then I thought, 'No, let them dig around when I'm dead.'"

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"If the song makes it and people like it, then I guess that's all that matters, really."

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"Listen to the great guitarists of the Fifties. They didn't do that nasty sort of industrial distortion. They played musical compositions as solos - Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, Django Reinhardt. There wasn't a bad note in any of those solos. I listened to that and stayed with those rules."

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"Mahavishnu's drummer Billy Cobham was the best I'd ever heard. Not loud, that's not the secret - powerful as hell when he wanted to be - but 90 per cent of the time, he was just dancing with the drums, you know? Just like a butterfly, all over them."

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