Led Zepplin frontman Robert Plant recently paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on Tuesday, January 10.
Robert Plant mourns the death of Jeff Beck
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer rose to prominence with The Yardbirds. He died “suddenly” after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said.
Plant took to his social media on Wednesday to write: “This is tragic news.. Hard to take in..
“Jeff always appeared timeless, ever evolving .. He embraced project after project with limitless energy and enthusiasm.. He surfaced in an extraordinary time..he took his place side by side with the virtuosos of the period .. his mates ..
The scene was on fire, he introduced a cool template moving from Yardbird to Bolero to Truth, Beck Ola with Rod the perfect foil…the singer and guitarist syndrome..plenty of sparks…great results…
“He cooked up magic through all the passing eras, always up for the next, unknown, unlikely collision, back in time to homage Cliff Gallup, forward to Johnny Depp.
“His gift was enormous. He was funny, challenging and eager
“My feelings are with Sandra today..”
Beck was universally acknowledged as one of the most talented and significant guitarists in the world, and has played alongside some of the greatest artists of rock, blues and jazz.
Over the course of his distinguished 50-plus-year music career, he had earned an incredible eight Grammy Awards, been ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,” and been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame twice — once as a member of The Yardbirds and again as a solo artist. In the summer of 2016, the guitar virtuoso celebrated his five decades of music with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl.