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Jeff Beck dies: Legendary rock guitarist who recently toured with Johnny Depp dies at 78

Jeff Beck He died at the age of 78.

The rock guitarist died on Tuesday (January 10) from “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis.”

A representative for Beck confirmed the news in a statement (via variety), writing: He passed away peacefully yesterday after suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis.

“His family is asking for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”

Beck recently completed a supporting tour 18, his album Johnny Depp.

The pair said they titled their album 18 After a creative explosion, they felt working together. “We also joked about how it feels to be 18, so that’s also the title of the album,” Beck said in a statement.

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The British guitarist has won eight Grammy Awards, the first seven for instrumental performance and eighth in 2009 for work on Herbie Hancock’s studio album. Imagine project.

Beck first came to notoriety in 1965 after joining the rock band The Yardbirds as Eric Clapton’s replacement. Although he only stayed with them for 18 months, he performed nearly all of the group’s hits.

He later fronted The Jeff Beck Group with lead vocalist Rod Stewart. However, it soon fell apart and lasted only two albums.

In the 1970s Beck formed a second group, Beck, Bogart & Appice. Founded with bassist Tim Bogart and drummer Carmine Appice, the Power Trio was short-lived.

Often considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Beck was a jazz-rock pioneer. During his career, his experimentation with distortion and fuzz effects paved the way for heavier subgenres like psychedelic rock and heavy metal.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1992, who admitted to being a member of the Yardbirds, sneered at the band during a speech, saying, “They kicked me out… motherfucker!” rice field.

Beck then entered Hall as a solo artist in 2009. Jeff Beck dies: Legendary rock guitarist who recently toured with Johnny Depp dies at 78

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