Jeff Beck

Though Jeff Beck's guitar prowess and influence placed him on par with such icons of the instrument as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, he forged an entirely different career path over the course of a ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1944 in Wallington, England, GB

Filmography

Music (24)

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

("Over Under Sideways Down") (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("Hi Ho Silver Lining") (Song Performer)

Stomp the Yard 2007 (Movie)

("Dirty Mind") (Song)

Stomp the Yard 2007 (Movie)

("Dirty Mind") (Song Performer)

Paparazzi 2004 (Movie)

("My Thing") (Song)

Paparazzi 2004 (Movie)

("My Thing") (Song Performer)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

("Roy's Toy") (Song Performer)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("Lady") (Song Performer)

Blue Chips 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

("Walk Don't Run" "Wipeout" "Willie and the Hand Jive") (Song Performer)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

("Hound Dog") (Song Performer)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

(Performer)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

songs("Situation" "Sling Shot") (Song)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

("Situation") (Song Performer)

Porky's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

("Sleepwalk") (Song Performer)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

("The Pump") (Song Performer)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Hi Ho Silver Lining") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

guitarist (Music)

Frankie's House (TV Show)

Music
Actor (17)

The Story Of The Yardbirds 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 3 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Spinal Tap Reunion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Lenny Live 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

Lead Guitarist (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Investment Banker (Actor)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Paul: Chasing Sound (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though Jeff Beck's guitar prowess and influence placed him on par with such icons of the instrument as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, he forged an entirely different career path over the course of a five-decade career, preferring to experiment with jazz, electronica and blues-rock rather than seek chart success. He initially established himself in the mid-1960s as Clapton's replacement in the Yardbirds, who rode his penchant for squalling, feedback-driven blues-rock to a second wave of popularity before dismissing him in 1966. Beck then formed his own band, The Jeff Beck Group, which set the foundation for hard rock and heavy metal through its high-volume covers of classic blues material. The 1970s and 1980s found Beck taking a mercurial approach to music, moving from power three-pieces like Beck, Bogert & Appice to jazz-fusion on his hit record Blow By Blow (1975). Lengthy absences due to health issues undermined his output in the 1980s, but Beck roared back in the 1990s with a slew of idiosyncratic albums that saw him branch out into techno-driven material while retaining his signature guitar fury. He continued to follow his own muse into the 2000s, netting a slew of Grammys and two inductions into the Rock and Roll along the way. Jeff Beck's talent made him not only one of the most significant rock guitarists of the 20th century and beyond, but a living bridge between the guitar legends of the past and the possibilities of the instrument's future.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Blow By Blow" and "Wired"

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