Jeff Beck: Legendary Guitarist Dead At 78

Notable English guitarist, Jeff Beck, founder of the Jeff Beck Band and The Yardbirds, passed away from a sudden illness on January 10. His family releasing a statement the following day stating, “On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing.”.

He’s considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time

According to Rolling Stone, Jeff was considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, ranking fifth on their prestigious list of 100. He was also highly decorated as an artist, garnering no fewer than eight Grammy Awards and even more nominations during his high-profile career.

Jeff is a 2-time Hall of Famer

The iconic guitarist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice. The first was with The Yardbirds back in 1992. He was again honored, this time on his merit as a solo artist, in 2009.

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