24-june-46 While he was as innovative as Jimmy Page, as tasteful as Eric Clapton and nearly as visionary as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck never achieved the same commercial success as any of his contemporaries, primarily because of the haphazard way he approached his career. The story goes that Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright anted him to ask Pink Floyd, as replacement for Syd Barrett. But they didn't dare to ask, so David Gilmour became a lucky person. But in '92 he finally played with Roger on his Amused to Death- album.

After Rod Stewart left the Jeff Beck Group in 1971, Beck never worked with a charismatic lead singer who could have helped sell his music to a wide audience. Furthermore, he was simply too idiosyncratic, moving from heavy metal to jazz-fusion within a blink of an eye. As his career progressed, he became more fascinated by automobiles than guitars, releasing only one album during the course of the '90s. All the while, Beck retained the respect of fellow guitarists, who found his reclusiveness all the more alluring.

A Short Review;

The Yardbirds, a group where Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and later Jimmy Page held the lead-guitar. When the group fall apart; Led Zepplin and Renaisance were born.

The Jeff Beck Group;

Rod Stewart,

Max Middleton (he played and play with for example Joe Cocker and Chris Rea),

Tony Hymas and more guys from the past.

Aftfer a car accident he reunited the Jeff Beck Group, with:

Cozy Powell on the drum-kit.

In '75 he played with jazz-rythms (B>Bow By Blow);

Max Middleton,

Richard Bailey- drums &

Philip Chen- bas.

Followed by Wired ('76).

He started an collaboration with Jan Hammer and Simon Phillips - a well known session drummer, played a few albums with Jeff..

In '89 there is The Guitar Shop with;

Terry Bozzio - known from Frank Zappa &

Tony Hymas.

10 years later;

Pino Palladino- bass,

Manu Katche - drums (Peter Gabriel),

Jan Hammer - keyboards.

Live he plays with the nice lady Jennifer Batten (she played also with Michael Jackson).

You had it comming ('01); is a new refreshing album, with Jennifer Batten.

4th of July 2009:
Jeff Beck in the Royal Albert Hall with David Gilmour.
On Saturday night I ended my UK tour by playing at The Royal Albert Hall. What an honour!
Opening the show for me was the fantastic Imelda May and her band. The crowd were amazing and I loved every minute of it. Joining me on stage for Jerusalem at the encore was the fantastic David Gilmour. What a privilege to play with a master of the guitar.
Im off to Canada to play at some Festivals then I hit Europe.

Jerusalem with David Gilmour.

Jeff Beck live 2009
Jeff Beck - guitar, vocals,
Tal Wilkenfield - bass,
Josaon Rebello - keys &
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums.


Jeff Beck – guitar, vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
Jason Rebello - keyboards
Tal Wilkenfeld - bass
Imelda May, Olivia Safe, Joss Stone – singers
64-piece orchestra
Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn – producers.

Jeff Beck live 2010

Jeff Beck – guitar, vocals
Narada Michael Walden on drums
Rhonda Smith on bass and
Jason Rebello on keyboards


Only at The 02, London
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010.

Jeff Beck and The Imelda May Band - special gig announced.
Guitar legend Jeff Beck will be performing with The Imelda May Band at indigO2 at

The O2 in London on September 21st.

More date from Jeff Beck and band in The States at www.jeffbeck.com.


Session for / with;

Donovan (’68),

GTO (Permanent Damage ’69),

Lord Sutch (Screaming Friends ’70),

Stevie Wonder (Talking Book ’72, he co-wrote Superstion on drums!),

Eddie Harris (’72),

David Bowie (Spiders from Mars Live, one show)('73),

Badger (White Lady ’74),

Stanley Clarke (Journey to love ’75,

School Days ’76, I wanna play for you ’79,

Time Exposure ‘84),

Upp (Upp ’75),

Narada Walden (‘75),

Donna Summer (’80),

Murray Head (Jokes & Voices ’80),

Cozy Powell (Tilt ’81),

Amnesty International (Secret Policeman’s Ball ’81),

Tina Turner (Private Dancer ’82),

Rod Stewart (for example; ’84 Camouflage, ’86 & ‘90),

Arms-concert (’83),

Phillip Bailey (Inside Out ’84),

Diana Ross (Swept Away ’84),

Box of Froggs (‘BOF ’84),

Mick Jagger (She’s the Boss ’84, Primitive Cool ‘87),

Buddy Guy (Damm right I got the Blues ’91),

Jon Bon Jovi (’90), Spinal Tap (’92),

Jed Leiber (’92),

The Big Townplayboys (’93),

Kate Bush, (The red Shoes ‘93),

Beverly Craven (Love Scenes ’93),

Paul Rodgers (‘93 Muddy Waters Blues) - David Gilmour plays a track too,

Stone Free (A Tribute to Jimmy Hendrix ’93),

Roger Waters (Amused to Death ‘94,),

Jan Hammer ('94),

Zucchero ('95)('04),

Willie Lee (‘95),

Seal (‘95),

Spirit DiVino (’95),

Cozy Powell (’95),

Jan Hammer (’95),

John McLaughin (’96),

Brian May (’98).

Sir George Martin ('98),

Pavorotie ('03),

Toots & the Mayals ('04),

Joe Cocker ('04),

Cross Roads fesitval '04/ '07

Steve Alexander ('05),

Imogen Heap ('05),

Cindi Lauper ('05),

Elton John live ('09)

Joss Stone live ('09)

Morrissey's ninth solo album, "Years of Refusal", ('09)




UpdatedFebruary 2010 by Nick.