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The Guitarist’s Guitarist

Jeff Beck’s Groundbreaking Virtuosity Changed the Course of Rock Guitar

Dan Reich
10 min readJan 14, 2023

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The world lost one of its truly great guitarists this week, when Jeff Beck succumbed to bacterial meningitis. During his time, he gave us a nearly six-decade body of work as eclectic, innovative and inspiring as anyone in rock. Often described as a “guitarist’s guitarist,” Beck boldly blazed down…

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Dan Reich

I like to write, play music, sketch, design things and take pictures of stuff no one else sees. I reinvent myself on a daily basis.