Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jeff Beck, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced nine new inductees into their Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony takes place April 4th in Cleveland. Each day from January 18th through the 26th, we'll be profiling one of these inductees here on the KXCI blog, starting with Jeff Beck.

(Learn more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at


Jeff Beck is one of the three noted guitarists to have recorded with the band TheYardbirds. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” (note: #14)

Jeff is actually already in the Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds; this time he's being inducted for his solo work.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and (currently) a blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck has earned wide critical praise and four Grammy awards for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Beck has guested at scores of sessions with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy to Tina Turner, Les Paul and Mick Jagger.

Four Grammy winners:

1985's Escape, from the album Flash (song award)

1989's Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop (album award)

2001's Dirty Mind, from the album You Had It Coming (song award)

2003's Plan B, from the album Jeff (song award)

Learn more about Jeff's history, his current work and tours at his website:


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