The British guitarist Jeff Beck died at the age of 78 after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was one of the most famous and influential guitarists of his era, being an important part of the evolution of the electric guitar. Besides being famous for his solo work, he also recorded with The Yardbids, the supergrou Beck, Bogart and Appice, and many other famous artists like Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Roger Waters and Tina Turner.
The news was shared on the musician’s official social networks and said that he peacefully passed away last January 10 and many rock stars shared their message about his passing.
Rock stars react to the death of the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck
“The six stringed Warrior is no longer here for us to admire the spell he could weave around our mortal emotions. Jeff could channel music from the ethereal. His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans. Jeff Beck Rest in Peace.”
“I was totally shocked to hear the very sad news of Jeff Beck’s passing. Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player – there will never be another Jeff Beck. His playing was very special and distinctively brilliant!!! He will surely be missed. R.I.P Jeff.”
“I can’t express how saddened I am to hear of @JeffBeckMusic’s passing. What a terrible loss for his family, friends & his many fans. It was such an honor to have known Jeff & an incredible honor to have had him play on my most recent album, #PatientNumber9.
Long live #JeffBeck”.
“Heartbreaking news to report the late, great Jeff Back has sadly passed. No one played guitar like Jeff. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness. RIP.”
“Oh, My Heart…RIP, Jeff…I miss you already…💔💔💔💔💔 Jeff Beck, Guitar Virtuoso and Blues-Rock Innovator, Dead at 78”
“Devastating news about the loss of much loved, influential guitar legend Jeff Beck. He made the electric guitar sing… a powerful influence on myself and many others.”
“Now Jeff has gone, I feel like one of my band of brothers has left this world, and I’m going to dearly miss him. I’m sending much sympathy to Sandra, his family, and all who loved him.”
“I want to thank him for all our early days together in Jeff Beck Group, conquering America for the first time. Musically, we were breaking all the rules, it was fantastic, groundbreaking rock ’n’ roll! Listen to the incredible track ‘Plynth’ in his honour. Jeff, I will always love you. God bless”.
““Travel on, Master Jeff! Find new harmonics. We’ll miss you.”
“WOW. What awful news. Jeff Beck, one of the all time guitar masters has died. From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group on, he blazed a trail impossible to follow. Play on now and forever. ”
“Thank you Jeff for everything you have given us , you were so immensely generous with your talent , and your inspiration and spirit will stay in my heart forever Till we meet again – Rest in Peace!”
“Farewell to the King 👑 #goat I’m shocked & saddened There will never be another like you, my old friend 🙏 RIP Jeff 💜”
Rikki Rocket (Poison)
“Holy crap, one of the best guitarists in the world died! R.I.P. Jeff Beck! I used play along to Blow By Blow when I was a teen! Yardbirds! Wow!”
Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
” I’m in absolute shock at the passing of guitar god Jeff Beck. A true legend who inspired so many of us. I loved spending time with him whilst recording in Holland. We were doing Hysteria and he was recording with Mick Jagger on Mick’s first solo album. One of the true originals has departed and will never, ever be replaced. RIP Jeff”
“The greatest guitarist on the planet has left us.”
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
” He was like no one else. Innovator and always relevant throughout the decades. The guitarists guitarist. Rest in peace @jeffbeckofficial . Master pieces: Blow by Blow, Wired, Who Else!, Jeff, Rough and Ready”.