|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2009
Inducted by: Jimmy Page
Nominated in: 2009
First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2009 (ranked #279) .
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what no JEFF BECK !!! YOU guys need a serious reality check.
Posted by mike on Tuesday, 07.18.06 @ 22:58pm
This thing is REALLY REALLY UNBELIEVABLE, a guy widely considered to be amongst the top 6 or 7 greatest guitar players EVER is still NOT in after 14 years of eliability.
Posted by bill tilson on Saturday, 07.22.06 @ 07:26am
oh P.S. I see i forgot to mention he's already a FIVE TIME GRAMMY WINNER.
Posted by mike macken on Saturday, 07.22.06 @ 07:33am
I think he should definitly be put in as a solo artist, but it should be pointed out that he is already in with The Yardbirds.
Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 22:34pm
He was, but so was Jimmy Page and Clapton, if I'm not mistaken.
Posted by steve on Thursday, 09.21.06 @ 15:29pm
I was there graduating from high school in '69. Only Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jim Hendrix are in the same stratospheric (stratocasteric) league as Jeff. No one has the color, phrasing and melody as Jeff except perhaps David Gilmour but without the flash, innovation, raw power and speed. He defined rock guitar except for the anomaly that was Jimi. He continues to play as wild and crazy as can be on one cut and a celtic flute melody on another. Clapton never could touch him and his Truth, Beck Ola, Blow by Blow and Wired albums are treatises for guitar. He is long long overdue.
Posted by Jerry Robertson on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 18:25pm
Umm..ok...Elvis Presleys quitar player was inducted and JEFF BECK, AND RICHIE BLACKMORE ARE NOT!
Posted by Dw on Thursday, 05.10.07 @ 08:14am
The best rock guitarist ever. Ask almost any famous rock guitar player, and they all admit Beck is the man. Carlos Santana has even come out and said it.
Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 15:46pm
"The best rock guitarist ever. Ask almost any famous rock guitar player.."
Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.12.07 @ 20:04pm
I think Jeff Beck's lack of recognition is a combination of factors. First, some of it is Jeff's "fault", in that he has had a far from consistent career. I've heard that he is notoriously difficult to work with, which is why he has never kept a consistent band together for any real length of time. Also, he does not seem to care too much about maintaining career momentum. He will take 5-10 years off in between albums sometimes. Evidently his first love his restoring old cars, and then music comes after that. Of course, this reclusive personality just makes him cooler.
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 08:29am
By the way Dezmond, that was an excellent pacage of insight you gave on my Jeff Beck question 2 weeks ago - forgot to thank you for answering back so generously; more info than I even hoped for - well done, brother.
Posted by shawn mc on Tuesday, 06.26.07 @ 15:46pm
Thanks. I always try and spread the word on Jeff Beck, because I think he is criminally overlooked by the masses.
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 06.27.07 @ 08:00am
Posted by steve on Saturday, 09.1.07 @ 13:00pm
How can they call themselves the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not have Jeff Beck in there? What is this about?
Posted by nacho on Thursday, 11.29.07 @ 13:21pm
Hey Dez - I seethat the Hall is inducting a sideman this year; do you think that is finally Beck?
Posted by senor taco on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 14:04pm
"When he's on, Beck is probably the best there is." - Jimmy Page
Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 15:56pm
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 08:29am
Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 16:01pm
Jeff Beck is my pal and my hero, and NO ONE can touch him on the guitar, he won that race before most you were born. So just as his guitar (INDUCT JEFF BECT NOW! )playing is xtc to the ear, his words of truth, from the heart of the Artist, ever committed to keep the music "the art" alive, in this money grubbing industry came shinning through loud and clear ( with a dash of humor! he is so damn funny!)with his 1992 speech " People say I'm suppose to be happy to get this, ( scratching his head a bit) but I'm not( Jeff, your honesty is so refreshing, you got guts )because I know this isn't really about the music. I mean I did a couple of other things after the yardbirds."
Posted by karen on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 02:53am
If anyone is deserving of entry into the rock-n-roll hall of fame it is JEFF BECK !!! No he's not a lead singer, nor is he a stupendous songwriter, he is just the BEST guitarist of our generation !!!! Go out there, speak to the people in the know, Clapton,Page,Buddy Guy,Ronnie Wood,Richards,Leslie West,Joe Walsh,and list could be endless and you'll hear only accolades for Jeff. Go see him live and experience an audience of people whose jaws literally drop as jeff plays pickless and astounds the crowd both young and old. Yes jeff disappeared from the public view for a time as stardom was not his goal in life. But there is no one who can match his ability to bring the guitar alive and create the tones that truly amaze like Jeff.
Posted by Joel on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 08:25am
"Hello Jeff" from Stanley Clarke's 1975 disc "Journey to Love" is a classic Thunder-N-Lightning... Lead and Bass guitar tour de force featuring Jeff Beck and Clarke that most of Jeff's fans don't know about. That's too bad. Because it's probably one of the best displays of Guitar virtuosity ever recorded.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 11:10am
Jimmy Page said when Jeff Beck is on nobodys better
Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 14:53pm
I could say a little or a lot about Jeff Beck and what it is that he means to rock music. However, what he's done will all types of music takes the mind and soul of a true artist. Here is a man who can make a guitar talk, cry, laugh and say anything in any genre of music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in my humble opinion, may not be good enough since he is deserving of a museum devoted to the body of work he's done. There's everyoone else and then there's Jeff.
Posted by longtimejeff_fan on Saturday, 01.12.08 @ 20:29pm
One of the greatest inovaters of our time. I think that about covers it.
Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 01.13.08 @ 16:26pm
Firts was Bach....then came Beethoven....and now we have Beck
Posted by dan on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 00:32am
It is amazing to me that Jeff Beck is not in the HOF. He is not just a little, he is miles beyond any other rock guitar player. His solo albums are fantastic. The stuff he did with the first Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart was at start of heavy rock, everyone knows that Led Zeppelin modelled some of their work after it. He was the main guitarist in the Yardbirds who are in (Clapton was at the start and left before most of their great work, Page was at the end and didn't do much of importance with them). I have to wonder about the criteria used by the HOF.
Posted by Joe B on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 09:28am
"It is amazing to me that Jeff Beck is not in the HOF. He is not just a little, he is miles beyond any other rock guitar player."-Joe B
Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 10:24am
Blood, Sweat & Tears was fired by the same questionable impulse to fuse rock and jazz that comprised Miles Davis and nearly killed off Jeff Beck.
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 07.26.08 @ 19:50pm
The RRHOF is about one thing and it isn't MUSIC,
Posted by summers on Wednesday, 09.10.08 @ 01:22am
Jeff Beck should be inducted without a doubt
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 16:47pm
Jeff Beck is the greatest living guitarist. He's revered by Les Paul, Clapton, Page, Gilmour, May, Satriani, Vai, Scholz, Iommi and Slash. He's a reclusive Brit who spends time at his estate to fix hot rods, to take care of numerous pets, to landscape and to chow on vegetarian meals with his woman.
Posted by Brien Comerford on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 08:43am
what the heck are the nominators/voters thinking? How can I cast a vote?
Posted by TimO on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 14:51pm
using the assumption that Beck is inducted; who gives the speech?
Posted by blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 11:41am
"using the assumption that Beck is inducted; who gives the speech?"
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 11:46am
OK Lynn - now I am falling in love with you.
Posted by blah-blah-blah on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 12:33pm
"OK Lynn - now I am falling in love with you."
Posted by Lynn on Wednesday, 09.24.08 @ 12:40pm
Well, having read everyone's comments, I guess there is nothing left to be said. I have mentioned on other threads that having watched Beck literally make Clapton and Page look silly during the Ronnie Lane ARMS tour, that I witnessed true greatness. F*ck, that boy can play. The you tube video of Beck and SRV is priceless. I mean, even when playing second fiddle like he did on that song, you saw the magic in his playing.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:04pm
Anyone catch Beck's dynamite appearnce at Clapton's Crossroads Festival?
Posted by Gary James CA on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:16pm
Dameon...are you talking about when he and SRV would encore with "Goin' Down"? They played McNichols Arena in Denver in '89, and when they did that, there was no quarter given on either part...just amazing!!! Is that video on YouTube???
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:20pm
It is Gitarzan.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:44pm
Jeff Beck | "One of the most influential guitarists in rock and roll, Jeff Beck, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, as a member of the Yardbirds. After his 18-month stint (1965-66) in that band, he formed the first edition of the Jeff Beck Group (1968-69, with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood). In the four decades since, Beck’s work has encompassed deep explorations into instrumental jazz fusion, blues, a tribute to Gene Vincent, and much more, always underpinned by his hard-rock roots."
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 05:15am
If Jeff Beck is rightfully inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame don't be suprised if Chrissie Hynde introduces him. Clapton is a good possibility too.
Posted by Brien Comerford on Monday, 09.29.08 @ 20:40pm
If Jeff isn't inducted in 2009 then, well, you don't wanna know what I'll do
Posted by Qwestchonerr on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 13:26pm
Blow By Blow was this guy's best album;haven't seen any good ones since,though.
Posted by king floyd on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 19:14pm
he should not get in, he didn't even make a hit, even just ONE HIT.
Posted by akatsuki on Tuesday, 12.30.08 @ 01:22am
Jeff Beck's YES percentage is going down. I just helped it out. Probably because people are freaking out at hte bad economy and are saying "I can't afford to use a computer".
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 13:19pm
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 12:17pm
YES, Jeff Beck IS being inducted, well they voting committee finally woke up...
Posted by KAS on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 23:04pm
Posted by Mike on Friday, 01.30.09 @ 18:20pm
They finally got one Correct, with Jeff Beck.
Posted by Bob on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 08:16am
Good idea of having his former band mate Jimmy induct him.
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 02.12.09 @ 18:15pm
It's too bad when the "under thirties" hear the name "Beck," they usually think of that muscial wannabe who shares and besmirches Jeff's last name. I suppose THAT Beck will be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility--you know, Mr. Postmodern Chic. I've heard his music--what a bunch of nonsense!
Posted by thom on Thursday, 02.26.09 @ 19:13pm
Wasn't he in 'This Is Spinal Tap'?
Posted by S.R on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 17:18pm
Wasn't he in 'This Is Spinal Tap'?
Posted by S.R on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 17:18pm
After last nights performances, is there anyone else who cannot realize why Jeff Beck's guitar playing earned him a solo spot in the Hall? He just intimidates every other guitar hero that has ever picked up the instrument.
Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 13:40pm
Does anyone else know that Jeff Beck actually does have a credit on a Spinal Tap album? I'm not kidding.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 07.26.09 @ 22:46pm
How deserving was he? He was in a band with Rod Stewart AND Ronnie Wood, yet was still able to get away with calling his band the Jeff Beck Group after himself.
Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 18:46pm
Chris...don't leave out the "small tidbit" that he's one of the best players to ever pick up the instrument...that might have had a little to do with his induction, too...
Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 19:04pm
Besides which, at that time, Rod Stewart was still an up-and-comer... nowhere near the name he is now.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 20:05pm
I can't believe some of the utter nonsens that gets posted on here !
Posted by John on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 11:00am
Saw him almost 2 wks ago in St. Louis when he opened for ZZ Top. I didn't really think much of him though I knew he's been around the block many times since the 1960s. And I knew he was a guitar hero (still is!). Well, I must say after finally seeing him live, he still makes people happy with his awesome guitar playing. He is probably one of the very few important instrumental-only artists of the rock era. In fact, only him and Duane Eddy are the only two that I can think of that are in the RRHOF. Definitely check him out sometime soon!
Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 17:43pm
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