Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Classic Rock Magazine Award for Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck will soon see his name among some serious rock gods. Tonight Beck was the recipient of the "Living Legend" award at the Classic Rock and Roll Honors 2011. How did he manage to acquire this award? He was voted in by the readers of Classic Rock magazine. The event will be held at the Roundhouse in London. Iggy Pop was a previous honoree, so I'm not too sure that Classic Rock magazine holds to the hard rule that the person being honored must play rock.

Jeff Beck One of the Best Rock Guitarists In the World

Jeff Beck is certainly one of the best when it comes to playing guitar. Yes, he started playing rockabilly covers in the early 1960's but then again, the Beatles members were playing in skiffle bands before they made it big. Beck hit the scene when he played with the Yardbirds, taking over for Mr. Clapton. During that time, he played with guys like Page, Moon, and Wood. After recovering from a serious injury just before the end of the 1960's decade, he started the Jeff Beck Group. From there, the man became most famous. He still had time in 1993 to make an album of Gene Vincent covers.

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