In early 1965, when Jimmy Page was an in-demand London session guitarist, he—thanks to the encouragement of American pop singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon—decided to branch out a bit. He—for the first time—released a single under his own name.
After postponing a brief North American tour earlier this year, the Yardbirds are pleased to announce their 2015 fall tour. The tour will kick off October 30 in Norfolk, Connecticut, and end in late November in Northampton, Massachusetts.
When a big-name 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 rarely disappointed. Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.
Here's part one our interview with Jeff Beck from the January 1985 issue of Guitar World. The original story by Gene Santoro ran with the headline "Jeff Beck, The Interview: Twenty Years of Rock and Roll Power," and the story started on page 34.