Jeff Beck's 10 greatest guitar solos

Jeff Beck, portrait playing a Fender Telecaster guitar in Oxnard, California, United States, 1985.
(Image credit: Robert Knight Archive/Redferns)

The world will never be quite the same without Jeff Beck. The man who got his big break replacing Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds after being recommended by Jimmy Page would go on to become one of the most prolific guitarists of all time, with 1975’s Blow by Blow widely considered to be one of the most influential instrumental guitar albums ever put to tape.

Perhaps what made him truly unique was the ability to sing through his guitar and exist entirely in the present – a lot of guitar players claim to never play the same thing twice, but in Beck’s case the sentiment was unequivocally true.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).