- 262 Pages
- Released: June 24, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: Backbeat Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
From the architect of hard rock, to the "most distinguished and disturbingly powerful" jazz-rock performer of his day, to the acknowledged master of progressive rock guitar, Jeff Beck has been constantly reinventing himself and his music for over thirty years.
Yet despite a lifetime's career in rock, Beck remains and intensely private person. Now, for the first time, this enlightening portrait tells the story of a complex, often contradictory man, with a wealth of biographical, musical, and historical detail - plus a comprehensive discography.
Drawing from sources which go back to Beck's early days, before his reign as a psychedelic guitar hero with the Yardbirds in the 1960s, this is the ultimate biography of a rock guitarist whose determination is always to push back the boundaries of music.
The definitive, unauthorized biography of Jeff Beck! This well-researched, enlightening book positions Jeff Beck's astonishing achievements - like the pioneering of feedback - within the musical climate of the times. Chronicling his incarnations before and with the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and beyond, the book describes in detail: Beck's favored Fender guitars; passion for hot rods; relationships with Rod Stewart, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and other artists; love of rockabilly; recording collaborations ranging from Donovan to Tina Turner; landmark solo and instrumental work; and much more. Includes a wealth of personal, musical and historical detail, great photos, and a comprehensive discography.