Jeff Beck / Tributes pour in after rock legend dies aged 78

Tributes have been pouring in following the news that legendary guitarist Jeff Beck has died aged 78. The guitarist’s guitarist passed away on Tuesday after suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, his family said in a statement.

“Now Jeff has gone, I feel like one of my band of brothers has left this world, and I’m going to dearly miss him,” Ronnie Wood, who played in The Jeff Beck Group, said. “I’m sending much sympathy to Sandra, his family, and all who loved him. I want to thank him for all our early days together in Jeff Beck Group, conquering America.”

“Jeff Beck was on another planet,” Sir Rod Stewart said. “He took me and Ronnie Wood to the USA in the late ’60s in his band, the Jeff Beck Group, and we haven’t looked back since. He was one of the few guitarists that, when playing live, would actually listen to me sing and respond. Jeff, you were the greatest, my man. Thank you for everything. RIP”

Jimmy Page said, “His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans. Jeff Beck Rest in Peace.”

“Jeff Beck was a genius, a stunning original,” Joe Satriani said. “He was an astounding guitar player with more ways to make you go, ‘WTF was that?’ than anybody else. He was profoundly talented and never stopped innovating on the instrument. R.I.P. Jeff.”

“Shocked to hear of the sudden death of Jeff Beck,” Geezer Butler said. “Truly one of the greats. First time I saw him was in 1966 with the Yardbirds. Brilliant, unique guitarist. RIP.”

“I can’t express how saddened I am to hear of Jeff Beck’s passing,” said Ozzy Osbourne. “What a terrible loss for his family, friends & his many fans. It was such an honor to have known Jeff & an incredible honor to have had him play on my most recent album, Patient Number 9. Long live Jeff Beck.”

“With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world,” Mick Jaggers said. “We will all miss him so much.”

“I was totally shocked to hear the very sad news of Jeff Beck’s passing,” Tony Iommi said. “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.”

“I am devastated to hear the news of the death of my friend and hero Jeff Beck,” David Gilmour said, “whose music has thrilled and inspired me and countless others for so many years. Polly’s and my thoughts go out to his lovely wife Sandra. He will be forever in our hearts.”

“I met Jeff Beck when I was 17,” Billy Gibbons said, “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.”

“Absolutely one of my favorite guitarist of all time,” Sammy Hagar said. “The Truth album changed my life. As a singer and guitarist, I wanted to be Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart rolled into one— we all did. What a loss. We will all miss Jeff. My love and condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Gene Simmons said, “Heartbreaking news to report the late, great Jeff Back has sadly passed. No one played guitar like Jeff. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness. RIP.”

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