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Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan Perform "Jeff's Boogie" in 1984

For this week's flashback video, we head to Honolulu, Hawaii.That's where, in 1984, Jeff Beck joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble on stage to play an impressive mini-set that included "Jeff's Boogie," an instrumental track from the Yardbirds' 1966 Roger the Engineer album (the original name of which was Yardbirds).In the surprisingly great-sounding video below, Beck and Vaughan take... …

Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck Perform "Farther Up the Road" in 1981

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton have performed together several times over the years. They've even toured together.But in terms of pure entertainment value, I haven't found anything as enjoyable than the clip at the bottom of this story.It's from the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, a benefit show that took place September 9, 1981, at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. The show was produced by John... …

Van Morrison Premieres New Song, "Transformation," Featuring Jeff Beck

Van Morrison has premiered "Transformation," a cut from his new album, Roll with the Punches, that features Jeff Beck on guitar."Transformation" is one of the five Morrison originals on Roll with the Punches, which also features a series of blues and soul covers, including Bo Diddley's "I Can Tell" and Lightnin' Hopkins' "Automobile Blues."You can watch an impassioned live version of the song... …

Jeff Beck Previews New DVD/CD, 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl'

Last summer, Jeff Beck celebrated his 50 years in music (it was actually more than 50 years at that point; let's not forget the Tridents) with a high-profile show at the Hollywood Bowl.The night turned out to be extra special because it featured guest appearances by Steven Tyler, Billy Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy—not to mention a killer set list that was custom made... …

How to Play Jeff Beck's "Scatterbrain," "Beck's Bolero" and More

The gang over at Reverb.com recently posted three handy lesson videos dedicated to Jeff Beck, and you can check them out below. The first two tunes covered in the clips can be found on Beck's first solo album, Truth, which was released in 1968.As Reverb puts it, “Beck’s Bolero” is a "wonderful combination of colossal rhythms, a singable guitar melody, killer production and great performance.... …

Watch Jeff Beck Play a Stripped-Down Version of "A Day in the Life"

Below, check out a video that recently made its way to the interwebs. It shows Jeff Beck and London-based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier performing Beck's well-known instrumental version of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" in front of a small TV-studio audience.The video is special, if not unusual, because Beck normally performs "A Day in the Life" with a full band. In fact, his Grammy-winning... …

Jeff Beck's Top 10 Studio Guest Appearances

When a legendary guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded.Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck—as a session guitarist—has pretty much never disappointed.Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.Actually, we've thrown in a bonus track. Our math was never all that good anyway! 11. Jon Bon Jovi, ... …

Hear Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck Sing on Their Debut Solo Singles

In early 1965, when Jimmy Page was an in-demand London session guitarist, he—thanks to the encouragement of pop singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon—decided to branch out a bit.He—for the first time—released a single under his own name. Although the B-side, an instrumental called “Keep Moving,” was pretty much standard fare for Page, the A-side, “She Just Satisfies,” which was written by Page and... …

Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars

Fans of Jeff Beck—and of vintage gear in general—might get a kick out of the video below.In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Party DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.These include a worn-in Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), the Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, an original... …

March 13, 1965: Eric Clapton Quits The Yardbirds

Fifty years ago today, guitarist Eric Clapton quit the Yardbirds. It's one of the best things that ever happened, period.Clapton, a self-declared blues purist, thought the band—which included singer Keith Relf, guitarist Chris Dreja, bassist Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty—was getting too commercial (Um, didn't he later record a duet with Tina Turner and release the ridiculously... …

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