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June 17, 2013
Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson will be joined at his Oct. 20 concert at the Greek Theatre by English guitar hero Jeff Beck, who also has been recording with Wilson for a new album that will return Wilson to the Beach Boys' longtime label, Capitol Records. “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I've ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring, in fact I think we should do an album together!” Wilson said in a statement with the announcement about the show that also features original Beach boys guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks.
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February 13, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Rock guitar hero Jeff Beck remembers falling in love for the first time. "I'd only ever seen Spanish-style or jazz guitars, and then I saw a Stratocaster," said Beck, 69, of his schoolboy crush. "I was fascinated by the shape, the double cutaways; it was all too cool. It had all these pickups and knobs and controls - it embodied all the excitement of modern living. "A few years later I saw one in London hanging in a window, and the guy let me try it on," said the former member of the Yardbirds.
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April 19, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
The fans came to watch him play, and that's what Jeff Beck did. The British guitar god didn't have to speak, let alone sing, during his nearly two-hour Universal Amphitheatre concert on Saturday, because his instrumental voice came through loud and clear. The youthful 54-year-old rocker offered a few older classics, such as "Freeway Jam," but emphasized his engagement with fresh pop developments by highlighting material from his techno-fueled new collection, "Who Else!"
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September 9, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Brian Wilson's impending tour with English guitar hero Jeff Beck already includes two other founding members of the Beach Boys -- Al Jardine and David Marks -- and now for at least five of the dates Wilson will be joined by another former Beach Boy, guitarist-singer Blondie Chaplin. Chaplin, who joined the quintessential Southern California fun-in-the-sun band briefly in the early-1970s, will be part of Wilson's performances in Hollywood, Fla., New York City, Las Vegas, Oakland and the hometown show Oct. 20 at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.
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August 25, 1985 | DENNIS HUNT
"When music is in fashion--really rotten music too--that you have nothing to do with, then you run away and hide." This is the very simple explanation offered by guitarist Jeff Beck for his most recent hiatus from solo recording. The music he was escaping from was new wave, a dominant rock form in the early '80s--irreverent, adventurous and in defiance of veteran Establishment rockers like Beck. "New wave was a standing joke among me and my friends, the dinosaurs," he recalled sarcastically.
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August 12, 1993 | JON MATSUMOTO
One of rock's all-time great guitarists, Jeff Beck has never received the type of critical and commercial support accorded fellow ax-giant Eric Clapton. That's hardly a mystery considering Clapton has long been viewed as a more complete artist than Beck, who is primarily known as a non-singing virtuoso. Still, the fleet-fingered Englishman did release several stand-out albums during his more prolific days in the '60s and '70s. (His new "Crazy Legs" disc is just his fourth album since 1980.
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February 22, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guitar giant Jeff Beck has been a hero to technique freaks since he came toprominence as Eric Clapton's replacement and Jimmy Page's predecessor in the iconic '60s British psychedelic blues-rock band the Yardbirds. But if you focus only on the clinical aspects of his aggressive, inventive style, you're missing the point. His melting-pot boogies and soulful blues do showcase his impeccable musicianship, but they also convey emotions as naked as any heartfelt vocal's.
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April 3, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To hear Wall Street deal maker Jeff Beck tell it, he earned the nom de guerre of "Mad Dog" as a Green Beret in Vietnam. He was a college football star who played in the Orange Bowl. He stood to inherit a billion-dollar family fortune, but that did not stop him from building a vast business empire of his own. The name of his secret holding company, according to Beck, was Rosebud.
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July 29, 1993 | BUDDY SEIGAL
When bands such as Cream, Led Zeppelin and the Jeff Beck Group created the guitar-dominated roar that would come to be known as heavy metal, they drew form and inspiration from the blues. In more recent years, metal has metamorphosed into an often proudly vulgar babble bearing little resemblance to the music of its late-'60s pioneers, and even less to the wailing sound of the Chicago ghettos in the '50s.
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July 22, 1990
Doesn't Hilburn (after all, it is his job) listen to musicians such as Eric Johnson, Jeff Healy, the Pretenders, Neil Young or Jeff Beck? There is great, exciting rock 'n' roll out there if one doesn't limit him/herself to popular FM air play. JAMES J. COX Ontario
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June 17, 2013
Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson will be joined at his Oct. 20 concert at the Greek Theatre by English guitar hero Jeff Beck, who also has been recording with Wilson for a new album that will return Wilson to the Beach Boys' longtime label, Capitol Records. “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I've ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring, in fact I think we should do an album together!” Wilson said in a statement with the announcement about the show that also features original Beach boys guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks.
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December 1, 2010
EVENTS AKC/Eukanuba National Championship From pointers to Pomeranians, the prides of the purebreds will be on display at this year's championship. And although best in show won't be announced until Sunday night, the more than 2,500 dogs vying for the coveted title will be looking their best and be on their best behavior in preparation for the weekend's judging. Long Beach Convention Center , 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Through Sunday. Call for times. Adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. Adult evening ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. (562)
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April 13, 2010
Jeff Beck "Emotion & Commotion" (Atco/Rhino) 2 stars For a guy who plays guitar as well as anyone alive, Jeff Beck makes things a little easy for himself on "Emotion & Commotion," which features the former Yardbird's treatments of such heartstring-pluckers as "Over the Rainbow," "Nessun Dorma" and composer Dario Marianelli's "Elegy for Dunkirk" from the film "Atonement." Sure, Beck handles the lovely melodies with a jeweler's delicacy, turning each one over as if examining a priceless diamond.
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October 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York after undergoing gallstone surgery. Kristen Foster, a publicist for the guitarist, said Tuesday that Clapton was doing well and recuperating with his family in England. The hall says Jeff Beck will replace the 64-year-old guitarist for Friday night's show at Madison Square Garden.
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February 22, 2001 | NATALIE NICHOLS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guitar giant Jeff Beck has been a hero to technique freaks since he came toprominence as Eric Clapton's replacement and Jimmy Page's predecessor in the iconic '60s British psychedelic blues-rock band the Yardbirds. But if you focus only on the clinical aspects of his aggressive, inventive style, you're missing the point. His melting-pot boogies and soulful blues do showcase his impeccable musicianship, but they also convey emotions as naked as any heartfelt vocal's.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
The fans came to watch him play, and that's what Jeff Beck did. The British guitar god didn't have to speak, let alone sing, during his nearly two-hour Universal Amphitheatre concert on Saturday, because his instrumental voice came through loud and clear. The youthful 54-year-old rocker offered a few older classics, such as "Freeway Jam," but emphasized his engagement with fresh pop developments by highlighting material from his techno-fueled new collection, "Who Else!"
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June 2, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Guns N' Paris: The stage will be crowded when Guns N' Roses puts on its first ever cable TV pay-per-view concert Saturday at the Hippodrome de Vincennes Stadium in Paris. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith and guitarist Jeff Beck will perform with the band in the show called "Guns N' Roses Invade Paris!" Westwood One will simulcast the event to radio stations across the United States.
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October 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Eric Clapton has pulled out of this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York after undergoing gallstone surgery. Kristen Foster, a publicist for the guitarist, said Tuesday that Clapton was doing well and recuperating with his family in England. The hall says Jeff Beck will replace the 64-year-old guitarist for Friday night's show at Madison Square Garden.
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March 12, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
*** Jeff Beck, "Who Else!," Epic. Another rock icon taking a dip in the techno pool? "Who else," indeed, but legendary guitarist Jeff Beck? Hey, he's already inspired generations of metal bands, flirted with jazz fusion and paid homage to rockabilly hero Gene Vincent, so fans shouldn't be surprised by any turn he takes on his first album of new material in 11 years (due in stores Tuesday).
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | JON MATSUMOTO
One of rock's all-time great guitarists, Jeff Beck has never received the type of critical and commercial support accorded fellow ax-giant Eric Clapton. That's hardly a mystery considering Clapton has long been viewed as a more complete artist than Beck, who is primarily known as a non-singing virtuoso. Still, the fleet-fingered Englishman did release several stand-out albums during his more prolific days in the '60s and '70s. (His new "Crazy Legs" disc is just his fourth album since 1980.
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