In Honor of Jeff Beck: Guitarists Pay Tribute
To honor Jeff Beck’s life and legacy, countless guitarists and friends have shared tributes to one of the most influential guitarists of our time.
Yesterday, it was announced that Jeff Beck had passed away at 78. Guitarists Jimmy Page, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Brian May, Carmen Vandenberg, and more offered loving tributes. Brian May states: "He was inimitable, irreplacebable - the absolute pinnacle of guitar playing." See the tributes below.
Read our full tribute here.
His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans. Jeff Beck Rest in Peace.https://t.co/4h1DfXXmWI— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) January 11, 2023
To say we are all devastated by this news is an understatement. I simply cannot get my head around it. Rest in Peace Jeff. The greatest that ever touched a guitar. pic.twitter.com/hoeHTCJ4nh— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) January 12, 2023
The loss of our friend Jeff Beck is crushing. All our love and prayers go out to his family, his friends, and his fans around the world. Until we meet again, Jeff. - Team BG pic.twitter.com/579qviqPSc— Buddy Guy (@TheRealBuddyGuy) January 12, 2023
Queen's Brian May & Roger Taylor
RIP Jeff Beck 🙏— Queen (@QueenWillRock) January 12, 2023
"He was inimitable, irreplaceable - the absolute pinnacle of guitar playing." - Brian May
"A totally unique and magical talent." - Roger Taylor pic.twitter.com/PxBNgBiu1Q
I met Jeff Beck when I was 17 and I was glad to know a guy like that, a guy who was able to show me how this guitar playing thing should be approached and that’s still very much the case. Jeff was a wondrous soul and we already miss him tremendously.— Billy F Gibbons (@BillyFGibbons) January 12, 2023
"When I was 16 years old, The Spiders, who became the original Alice Cooper band, opened for the Yardbirds. That night I experienced the greatest guitar player I had ever heard. Half a century later Jeff Beck is still the greatest guitarist, PERIOD…. pic.twitter.com/awwMOXOJDm— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) January 12, 2023
I was totally shocked to hear the very sad news of Jeff Beck’s passing. Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player - there will never be another Jeff Beck. His playing was very special & distinctively brilliant! He will be missed. RIP Jeff -Tony pic.twitter.com/i6BGdqTUKU— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 11, 2023
With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world. We will all miss him so much. pic.twitter.com/u8DYQrLNB7— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) January 11, 2023
I’m so sad to hear about Jeff Beck passing. Jeff was a genius guitar player, and me and my band got to see it close up when we toured with him in 2013. One of the highlights we did was “Danny Boy” – we both loved that song. Love & Mercy to Jeff’s family. pic.twitter.com/eZFHpHgiKt— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 11, 2023