SiriusXM is sad to report the passing of Jeff Beck, one of the most influential guitarists in rock history. He was 78.
“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” a rep for his family said in a statement. “After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday.” “His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”
Listen to Beck’s music, plus special remembrances, on Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26), Deep Tracks (Ch. 27), B.B. King’s Bluesville (Ch. 74), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310), Ozzy’s Boneyard (Ch. 38), and more of SiriusXM’s Rock channels. Additionally, Dusty Street will pay tribute to Beck during her show on Deep Tracks tonight (January 11), while Earle Bailey will host a full tribute special titled The Music of Jeff Beck on Thursday at 12pm ET.
Plus, don’t miss a special Beck tribute show during Stone Blue this Saturday night at 10pm ET on B.B. King’s Bluesville. Feedback on Faction Talk (Ch. 103) will be taking calls live tonight (January 11) from 7pm-9pm ET, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio will be playing Beck’s solo music and Yardbirds songs every hour throughout the tonight and into tomorrow.
Jeff Beck & Johnny Depp Town Hall
Recently, Beck wrapped up a tour around his album with Johnny Depp, 18. While promoting the tour, he and Depp shared insight into their unique friendship and the making of their collaborative studio album during an exclusive SiriusXM Town Hall, hosted by Stevie Van Zandt.
Beck won eight GRAMMY Awards and ranked fifth on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Known as an inventive guitar soloist, Beck pioneered jazz-rock, experimented with fuzz and distortion effects and paved the way for heavier subgenres, including psych rock and heavy metal. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds.
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