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Jeff Beck, a famous rock guitarist passes away at the age of 78; Click here to know more!

Jeff Beck, a famous rock guitarist passes away at the age of 78; Click here to know more!

According to a statement from his agents, guitar legend Jeff Beck passed away on Tuesday after'suddenly acquiring bacterial meningitis. Read on to learn more.

By Alisha Limbachia | Updated On: Jan 12, 2023 09:22 PM IST

Jeff Beck, a famous rock guitarist passes away at the age of 78; Click here to know more!

Rock guitarist Jeff Beck, a great performer, passed away on Tuesday. He was 78. He was responsible for starting the Jeff Beck Group. His family informed his fans, friends, and followers of the same in a statement posted on his official social media accounts across several platforms. According to the announcement, Jeff Beck passed away as a result of bacterial meningitis.

THE STATEMENT OF JEFF’S PASSING AWAY

"On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss," the statement read on Beck’s post of his social media accounts. Beck's second wife Sandra, whom he wed in 2005, is left behind.

JEFF BECK

The birthplace of Geoffrey Arnold Beck is Surrey, England. He attended Wimbledon Art College as a child. According to The Hindu, Beck had a musical bent from an early age, as evidenced by the fact that he created his first instrument out of a cigar box, a picture frame, and a string from a radio-controlled toy aeroplane.

Jeff played in a few other bands, including Nightshift and The Tridents, before joining the Yardbirds in 1965. When he joined the Yardbirds, he replaced Clapton, and Page eventually took his place. He contributed to numerous tracks by the group, including "Shapes of Things," "I'm a Man," and "Heart Full of Soul," by playing guitar.

THE JEFF GROUP

The Jeff Beck Group, a hard rock band with Rod Stewart on vocals, Ron Wood on bass, and Aynsley Dunbar on drums (who was quickly replaced by Mickey Waller), was founded by Jeff Beck in 1967. In 1968, keyboard player Nickey Hopkins joined them. The same year saw the release of their debut, entitled "Truth." Their second album, Beck-Ola, was released in 1969 as well.

According to allmusic.com, the band members frequently got into arguments, particularly while on tour in 1970. Following Stewart and Ron Wood's departure to join The Faces, Jeff Beck disbanded the group.

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