Saturday, October 17, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-Jeff Beck
Album:Best Of Beck
Though Jeff Beck is considered a guitar legend, he has had a somewhat inconsistent career mostly because he wants to play many different musical styles. Beck's Bolero was on his 1968 solo debut album Truth but his real goal at the time was to put together a supergroup that never happened. He was born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, England. His big break was when he replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds in 1966. Beck's temper got him into trouble and Keith Relf fired him and replaced him with Jimmy Page. The idea behind Beck's Bolero was Beck wanted to form a supergroup and do a tour. So he brought in Jimmy Page, Nicky Hopkins and Keith Moon. John Enwistle was supposed to play bass but couldn't make it so John Paul Jones filled in. Page was credited with writing Beck's Bolero but Beck and Page have argued over it for years and that continues today. When this group didn't happen, Beck formed a new group with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. That didn't last either. Then he formed a new group with Cozy Powell that made a couple of album and then formed Beck, Bogert & Appice with Tim Bogert and Carmen Appice from Vanilla Fudge. Of course he had a lot of success with his fusion album Blow By Blow. He continues to work on all kinds of projects with all kinds of people. This comp is just the tip of the iceberg. Here's Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page performing Beck's Bolero at the 2009 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame show.