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Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater The Stars Align Tour Wantagh, NY August 14, 2018 Jeff Beck, IS the “Master of the Stratocaster." He is rock royalty. A two-time inductee into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame, with Yardbirds (in 1992) and as a solo performer (in 2009), Beck's career has spanned over 50 years. In 1965, beck replaced ...

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Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story

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Jeff Beck Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story Eagle Vision 2018 Unlike its decidedly idiosyncratic subject, Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story is a wholly conventional piece of video work focusing almost exclusively on the musical progression of the British guitar hero. It may be intended less for devoted fans than those more casual musiclovers who've had their curiosity piqued about what of the man's done and how he's done it ...

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Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl Eagle Rock 2017 As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. However, Jeff Beck's August 2016 celebration in Los Angeles of his fiftieth anniversary is the exception to that rule: the stream of diverse personnel ...

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Jeff Beck Group: Rough and Ready & Jeff Beck Group a/k/a 'The Orange Album'

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The early phases of iconic British guitarist Jeff Beck's solo career proceeded in fits and starts, due in no small part to his admittedly temperamental nature, but also via twists of fate that, in fairly quick succession, stymied his progress then accelerated it proportionately. The original Jeff Beck Group, including vocalist Rod Stewart, bassist Ronnie Wood, drummer Mick Waller and, in later stages, pianist extraordinaire Nicky Hopkins, might've established a breakthrough at their appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 ...

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Jeff Beck Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's - Deluxe Edition

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The two CD 'Deluxe Edition' of Jeff Beck Performing This Week Live at Ronnie Scott's is a title to be treasured even though it doesn't contain any unreleased content from the previously issued CD and DVD/Blu-Ray pieces. It's a pragmatic musiclover's delight in that it collects within one jewel case all the performances stretched over those configurations, but more importantly, it documents the iconoclastic British guitarist not just with one of the most distinctive ensembles he's ever worked with, but ...

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Jeff Beck: Live +

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Jeff Beck Live+ is a collection of fourteen tracks recorded in concert during August of 2014 with a pair of new originals from recent studio sessions. It effectively whets the appetite for the new studio record reportedly in the works for some months now even as it stands as a fitting companion piece to the DVD Live in Tokyo (Eagle Vision, 2014). Beck's is a perfectly pragmatic approach to to reinvent the panoply of styles he's traversed since ...

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Jeff Beck at the Paramount

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Jeff Beck The Paramount Huntington, NY April 15, 2015 Jeff Beck is rock royalty. He has twice been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame--as a member of the Yardbirds (in 1992) and as a solo performer (in 2009). His career has spanned over 50 years (first appearing on a record in 1964 playing guitar on the Fitz and Startz single “I'm Not Running Away." In 1965, he ...

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Jeff Beck: Live in Tokyo

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Jeff Beck Live in Tokyo Eagle Vision 2014 Even though it's tempting to close the eyes and become awash in the sound Jeff Back's making with his band during Live in Tokyo, it's well-nigh impossible not to take the eyes off the guitarist for the duration of this DVD. And it's not because the eccentric guitarist hogs the spotlight--he defers to guitarist Nicholas Meier more than once-for the intro of Jim Hendrix' “Little Wing" as ...

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Jeff Beck in Cologne

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Jeff Beck Group E-Werk Cologne, Germany May 29, 2014 Sometimes a man's reputation proceeds him. Such was the case tonight, where an overflow crowd of 2,000 fans arrived early, and crammed into a steamy bunker of bricks to hear Jeff Beck's wonderous wails to the electric wind. With general admission ticket prices around an 80 buck exchange rate, it was good indication of respect. The price of admission proved to ...

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Jeff Beck: Denver, April 15, 2011

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Jeff BeckParamount TheatreDenver, ColoradoApril 15, 2011 Jazz-rock fusion originally came from the jazz side,Miles Davis and his sidemen-turned-leaders--Weather Report, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra--but a few practitioners came at it from the rock side, emphasizing the rock angle a little more than the jazz guys. Jeff Beck is one of those. Maybe “rock-jazz" is a good name. Getting his start in the 1960s blues-rock scene with the Yardbirds, he went on to form the ...