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Jeff Beck: Jeff Beck Group

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Oz, July 1972

SINCE HIS LAST album, Beck has brought in an outside producer, Steve Cropper, no less. Unlike Rough and Ready, this one features some real songs, ...

Who Else But Jeff Beck?

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Thompson, Experience Hendrix, 1999

IN 1985, WITH A NEW single, "People Get Ready," reuniting him with vocalist Rod Stewart for the first time since 1969, Jeff Beck was lined ...

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Roy Orbison, Small Faces: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1967

ORBISON THE STAR ...

The Small Faces, Roy Orbison, Paul & Barry Ryan, Jeff Beck: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1967

A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience was created by the combined powers of the Small Faces and Roy Orbison at the opening of their tour at Finsbury ...

Jeff Beck: When The 'Big Break' Leads To Disaster...

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1967

CHRIS WELCH GOES BEHIND THE GLAMOUR AND GLITTER OF THE POP WORLD TO FIND TRAGEDY ...

Jimi Hendrix, Four Tops, Jeff Beck et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1967

Catchy debut solo from Jeff Beck, and a typical but powerful Four Tops. Better showcase for Jimi Hendrix on his newie, and best yet from ...

Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Kiki Dee, Denny Laine: Has Jeff Recorded a Yuccchhh Ballad?

Report and Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, March 1968

THERE'S A great song around at the moment — a song that was number one in the U.S. charts. A song that's been recorded by ...

Standing Ovation For Jeff Beck

Report by June Harris, New Musical Express, June 1968

THE GREATEST thing happened in New York last Friday. On his first performance in this country, Jeff Beck became a star. Even in his Yardbird ...

NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

The Jeff Beck Group: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1969

JEFF BECK'S band blew a solid set at London's Marquee Club last week to a packed house and proved why they have been so successful ...

Jeff Beck: When Jeff Was Scared To Go On Stage

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, February 1969

JEFF BECK is a complicated person. He can appear lazy, sullen and difficult. He has an expressive face that appears to give away his every ...

Rolling Stones, John & Yoko et al Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca) An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us. ...

Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Cussin', Cryin', Gettin' It On: Ike and Tina Turner/The Jeff Beck Group/Blind Faith

Review by Ellen Sander, Saturday Review, August 1969

BONNIE BRAMLETT (of Delaney and Bonnie) may have honed her pipes in small Southern towns where Ike and Tina Turner were the local band, and ...

Jeff Beck

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, December 1969

JEFF BECK at the moment seems to be wandering in a musical "no-man's-land". He is faced with the unenviable task of forming a new group ...

My Style of Cock: Being An Interview With Kim Fowley, In The Company Of Jeff Beck

Interview by Chris Rowley, Howard Parker, International Times, 1972

"IF YOU CAN’T get cunt, you want to be a rock ‘n’ roll Something so you can get it, and when you have it you ...

Jeff Beck: Jeff Beck Group

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, June 1972

Should you ever find yourself in the mood to be bored comatose, simply hop on the next jet to Hollywood, where this writer will gladly ...

Jeff Beck/Blue Oyster Cult/Flash/Argent: Gaelic Park, New York NY

Live Review by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, October 1972

BLUE OYSTER CULT had a real bad time at the big park and oh boy did they know it...one of the guys backstage connected wit ...

Jeff Beck: Beck Looks Back (part 1)

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, October 1972

Page and Zeppelin, Stewart, the old band and the new... ...

Jeff Beck: Beck Looks Back (part 2)

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, November 1972

Beck, Page and bad vibes ...

Rod Stewart: The Scarecrow Harlequin

Overview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1973

STRANGE AS it may seem, there was a time when Rod Stewart used to hide behind Jeff Beck's amplifiers and only come out front if ...

The Complete Works of Ronnie Wood

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, March 1973

REMEMBER A BAND called the Birds? Nope friend, I do not mean the Byrds, Bobby Dylan's old honchos from Los Angeles, nor am I alluding ...

Jeff Beck The Dare-Devil

Profile by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, May 1973

WHEN HE'S playing nice, you couldn't possibly hope to hear more creative or more exciting rock guitar playing than that of Jeff Beck. He was ...

Jeff Beck

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, December 1973

AMONG GUITARISTS, Jeff Beck has few peers. Bubbly, elusive, humoresque guitar work has been his trademark since his first performances with The Yardbirds over half-a-dozen ...

Jeff Beck…In Retrospect

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, December 1973

JEFF BECK IS one of those characters who is so brilliantly erratic that he is constantly set-ting the music (and journalistic) world on its ear. ...

Jeff Beck: Music And Cars And Sex…

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1974

A DIGESTIVE BISCUIT is poised, somewhat uneasily, a few inches away from Jeff Beck's celebrated nasty leer. ...

British Psychedelia: More Zits Than Hitz…

Guide by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1975

It's dream-time in Compilationsville once again, amigos. This week CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY does his worst to induce EMI into issuing Volume Two in his discocartography ...

Jeff Beck: Blow By Blow

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1975

JEFF BECK SEEMS finally to have figured out that his is not going to replace the great '60s group which bore his name and featured ...

Ron Wood

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, December 1975

DURING THE musically bountiful years of the late Sixties, the Jeff Beck Group emerged; it was an outfit of undisciplined nature and unabashed energy. ...

Jeff Beck: Return Of The Lone Axe Hero

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, May 1976

Jeff Beck: The Roundhouse, London ...

Jeff Beck: Exclusive! Jeff Sez Nothin'!

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, July 1976

Our story opens in the flashing chrome and glass edifice that constitutes Columbia Records in New York. Their International Department have invited Sounds to attend ...

Jeff Beck: Live Wired Beck

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, September 1976

OF ALL the guitar heroes to emerge from the British blues boom of the mid-Sixties, Jeff Beck has been the most slippery to follow. There ...

Jeff Beck/The Jan Hammer Group: Live; Michael Bloomfield: If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, March 1977

BECK IN Ongoing Fusion Situation (he blows it). Bloomfield Simply Plays The Blues (he makes it). ...

Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer: More Lively Than Wired

Interview by Fred Schruers, Circus, June 1977

Jeff Beck Explodes With The Jan Hammer Group Live ...

Jeff Beck

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, The Guitar Greats (BBC Books), 1983

AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST once described Jeff Beck as having an oversized heart and soul, which elevates him above most other guitarists and compared him in ...

Jeff Beck: Rough 'n' Ready

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1983

When Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965, disillusioned with the commercial route they were taking, it seemed unlikely that the group would be able ...

Jeff Beck on Jimmy Page

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

The following excerpts are from a book I wrote in 1978 titled The Beck Book, a documentary detailing the life and music of guitarist Jeff ...

Jeff Beck: Just Say NO!

Interview by David Sinclair, Q, October 1989

FOREVER PORTRAYED as a moody, maverick, Jeff Beck has blazed an erratic trail littered with the detritus of broken guitars and broken bands. ...

Jeff Beck & Stevie Ray Vaughan: Guitar Slingers Shoot It Out

Report and Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Rolling Stone, November 1989

Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan go head-to-head on U.S. tour ...

Jeff Beck: Beckology

Review by David Sinclair, Q, March 1992

IN 1990, IN A REGULAR feature called "The Experts' Expert", The Observer canvassed a cross-section of guitarists (David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Brian May and others) ...

Jeff Beck on Keith Moon

Interview by Tony Fletcher, iJamming.net, 1996

WORD for word, anecdote for anecdote, insight for insight, Jeff Beck was probably the best interview I conducted for my Keith Moon biography. ...

The Jeff Beck Interview

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, April 1999

WHEN JEFF BECK WALKS INTO A PUBLIC SPACE, PEOPLE TURN and stare. They're seeing a fit-looking 50-something with stubble and an archetypal rock'n'roll haircut, wearing ...

Last Night A Record Changed My Life: Jeff Beck on Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps (Capitol, 1957)

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, March 2001

"I FIRST HEARD IT sitting in an armchair in our living room. 1957. I was 12. My sister Annetta, who's four years older, had bought ...

Jeff Beck: Who wants to be a guitar hero?

Profile and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Independent, The, September 2002

WHEN FRANK ZAPPA'S son Dweezil showed up in London recently toting – or touting – the Fender Stratocaster torched by Jimi Hendrix at the 1968 ...

Jeff Beck, The White Stripes and friends: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, November 2002

THE SHORT version: Jeff Beck is still the champ. The long version: American humorist Fran Lebowitz once wrote words to the effect that vegetables do ...

Got Dem Ol' Home Counties Blues Again, Mama: How the Surrey Delta shaped British rock from the early Stones to Led Zeppelin

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, September 2012

RIPLEY... EPSOM... WALLINGTON. The names hardly resonate in the way that Clarksdale or Greenville or Natchez do. Yet in their way these Surrey towns are ...

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