Jeff Beck

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24 June 1944 Wallington, Surrey, England, UK
Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10 he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn't approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens he joined the Tridents on lead guitar. In 1965 he replaced Eric Clapton in the 'Yardbirds' . He played with them until 1967 when he decided he'd had enough and wanted to go solo. In the same year he released his first solo effort "Hi-Ho-Slver lining" which was the only one of his tracks he ever sang on. In his backing group he had Rod Stewart and Ron Wood who later went on to form the 'Faces' . Thoughout the rest of the 60s and 70s he continued to record instrumental albums. In 1983 three former Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, got together to do one-off charity concerts. In 1984 he contributed lead guitar on Mick Jagger's first solo album "She's the Boss". The same year he released his next album "Flash" which was voted best instrumental album. In 1989 he released the album "Jeff Beck's guitar shop" which was also a big success. Throughout the 90s Jeff Beck still toured around and in 1998 played a sellout date in Mexico. In early 2001 he released yet another album "You had it coming" which he toured to promote.
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