Happy Birthday! Jeff Beck

Born on this day in 1944, Geoffrey Arnold Beck (aka Jeff Beck), the English rock guitarist, former member of The Yardbirds, as well as Beck, Bogert & Appice, turns 78. He has appeared on albums by Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Morrissey, Donovan, Diana Ross, Jon Bon Jovi, Malcolm McLaren, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Stanley Clarke, Screaming Lord Sutch, ZZ Top, and Toots and the Maytals. 

Jeff Beck has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).

In his honor, check out the 1996 BBC documentary The Yardbirds above


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