Jeff Beck would tour. I saw him as often as I could. One of my biggest regrets was
"losing" a concert due to drug use. Kingdome Seattle. I was there, but I was not there. I arrived "home" about 3 days later and everybody thought I was dead. Thankfully, I have 39 years of sobriety now. While I turned my back to those days, I kept listening to Jeff, as well as Bill to get me through my life.
I am trying to remember it was either a concert or a filmed interview that he wore some very tribal piece and he said that he was gifted it. So, I felt a kinship with him.
He also had a clip at MOPOP - the Music Museum in Seattle, in which he said that Hendrix could play these notes that he just could not, because he was English. I think he was leaning on a custom car at the time. Folks in the audience snickered. That is how I want to remember him, an unforgettable talent that was gracious and open.
What a shocking terrible loss. He was absolutely unique and a true original. Im stunned. There will never be another player remotely like Jeff Beck. May flights of angels sing you to your rest Jeff Beck.
I saw Jeff on his wire tour with Boston opening. He sounded like Jan Hammer and you never knew who was actually playing.
Dear God! I've just replied to you on the LITAA thread, and you talk utter shit! I've seen Jeff Beck playing with Jan Hammer, and it was obvious who was playing what.
Just sad that the last time I saw him was last year, with Johnny Depp. Not his best career move.
But so many great memories, and so many great albums to play. RIP, guvnor.
Hey man, shit can happen, where your seats are bad, the sound system sucks, and the keyboard runs can sound like the guitar runs. So yeah, who knows who is playing. This is also true for heavier acts like Yngwie Malmsteen.