JEFF BECK GROUP - CHICAGO 1972 [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]

November 8, 2018 – 4:38 am


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JEFF BECK R.I.P. 1944 - 2023

Jeff Beck, the beloved guitar player who rose to fame with English rock band The Yardbirds, has died on January 10. He was 78. His family confirmed Beck’s death in a statement on Wednesday. “On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s Passing,” the statement began. “After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday. His family asks for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”

Beck rose to fame in 1965 when he took over as guitarist for The Yardbirds, replacing Eric Clapton. The next year, he founded his own group, The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. They released two albums together: Truth and Beck-Ola.  After The Jeff Beck Group broke up, he joined Vanilla Fudge for a short stint and later recreated The Jeff Beck Group with new members. In 1972, he fronted Beck, Bogert & Appice before breaking up in 1974.

He also recorded two albums in the ’70s as a solo act called Blow by Blow and Wired. He released Loud Hailer in 2016. “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world - greed, lies, injustice - and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view,” he said in a bio on his official website. Most recently, the rocker released a collaborative album titled 18 with Johnny Depp in July 2022. -

Often described as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Beck - whose fingers and thumbs were famously insured for £7m – was known as a keen innovator. He pioneered jazz-rock, experimented with fuzz and distortion effects and paved the way for heavier subgenres such as psych rock and heavy metal over the course of his career. He was an eight-time Grammy winner, recipient of the Ivor Novello for outstanding contribution to British music and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds.

Musicians and longtime friends began paying tribute minutes after the news broke. On Twitter, Jimmy Page wrote, “The six stringed Warrior is no longer here for us to admire the spell he could weave around our mortal emotions. Jeff could channel music from the ethereal. His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans.”

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

“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 tweeted.

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

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Chicago 1972 [
The JEMS Archive
, 1CD]
Live at the Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL; May 13, 1972. Very good audience recording.

Probably the next best version of this show apart from the high-res one at 24-96!

Thanks to JEMS; Jared; Butterking; and KRW_CO for sharing the show at Dime.

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Track 01. Ice Cream Cakes 7:53
Track 02. Morning Dew 6:07
Track 03. Keyboard Solo 2:20
Track 04. Going Down 2:56
Track 05. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You 5:58
Track 06. Glad All Over 3:56
Track 07. Jeff’s Boogie 6:29
Track 08. Definitely Maybe 8:35
Track 09. Situation 5:23
Track 10. New Ways-Train Train 4:45
Track 11. Cozy Drum Solo 1:41
Track 12. New Ways-Train Train 6:04
Track 13. Let Me Love You 8:23
Track 14. Got The Feeling 8:09
79 mins

Jeff Beck - guitar
Cozy Powell - drums
Bob Tench - vocals
Max Middleton - keyboards
Clive Chaman - bass

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  1. 32 Responses to “JEFF BECK GROUP - CHICAGO 1972 [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]”

  2. Fantastic, certainly a little rough-sounding but well worth it for the excellent show.

    By jdallenx on Nov 8, 2018

  3. thanks guys

    By sluggo on Nov 8, 2018

  4. Rumor has it Jeff gots a big un

    By U L E on Nov 8, 2018

  5. I would have to agree that Jeff Beck is well endowed. It’s all in the hands and feet . Look at Jeff’s large hands and long fingers. In most cases that means very large Penis . Small hands and feet generally mean smaller penis .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Nov 8, 2018

  6. Of oourse like most women I prefer large .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Nov 8, 2018

  7. Dee Dee,
    The Jeff Beck Group said in an interview that it was too humid to play in Florida, but backstage
    you satisfied their curiosity over what it would
    be like to fuck a manatee

    By Ben Dover on Nov 8, 2018

  8. Truth be told that U L E is a cum suckin faggot that luvs to be buttfuc by a bunch of nigga felons

    By Joe Schmoe on Nov 8, 2018

  9. Don’t you mean Negro felons ? Let’s get the pronunciation correct .

    By Thomas on Nov 8, 2018

  10. Must not offend anyone ‘ although Negro is probably considered offensive these days . I wonder what kind of flak MLK would catch today . Many interviews of him from the 60s he refers to himself and other blacks as Negros . When did it become a slur ? Rich white liberals probably decided it for them .

    By Thomas on Nov 8, 2018

  11. My fave version of the Jeff Beck Group!


    By leesa on Nov 8, 2018

  12. Thank you Big O Amigos, this will be good post-deer hunting music, while re-hydrating with pumpkin ale. Respectfully, James

    By James Smith on Nov 9, 2018

  13. there are much better sounding shows featuring this same lineup for those interested one in particular that you can find on sugarmegs is this one..
    Jeff Beck Group 2
    Ruls-Rock Festival
    Turku, Finland

    By sluggo on Nov 9, 2018

  14. Jeff Beck is hung like a horse.

    By Pam Des Barris on Nov 9, 2018

  15. Are you guys commenting above (Joe, Thomas, Ben) fuckin’ the results of too much interbreeding? Damn, I thought this was a music page. So lame!

    By sazci on Nov 9, 2018

  16. this page needs moderation

    By analogkid6103 on Nov 11, 2018

  17. Yes analogkid6103, you could not be more right when you say this page needs moderation. Or just a moderator with a half a brain to block this ya-hoo idiot who just will not stop. I’m almost embarrassed for the site anymore. I can’t believe BIG O had let it continue for as long as it has. The guy posting that shit has got serious mental problems, obviously.

    By APex on Nov 18, 2018

  18. This is music, but these infantile and racist comments have nothing to do with music. So sad. Big-O you must erase and edit these comments, Or I wont be coming back. Immature and offensive.

    By stewart on Nov 19, 2018

  19. Apex “ it’s obviously more than one . It may have started out with one or two “ but it’s obviously spread to several other morons . Probably 8 or nine individuals with many usernames. That said just enjoy the great music. After all isn’t that the main reason for being here ? Not the morons .

    By Ron on Nov 19, 2018

  20. I believe the balls on chins guy started it all .

    By Ron on Nov 19, 2018

  21. I wonder if the guy signing off as Jimmy Page is really Jimmy . He’s the type that would do it for laughs ‘ plus it’s amazing how accurate his knowledge is of Pages music history.

    By Jonah Lockwood on Nov 19, 2018

  22. Same with all the groupie gals . Don’t just assume it’s not really them . It very well could be .

    By Jonah Lockwood on Nov 19, 2018

  23. To me the most offensive person here is the Antichrist. I was not aware that anti semetisim was still so widespread?

    By Thomas on Nov 19, 2018

  24. The racist / anti jew comments are offensive. The sausages fest not offensive. Just stupid and childish.

    By Thomas on Nov 19, 2018

  25. Fantastic! I was there, on a first date with my new girlfriend!

    By Mike Janowski on Nov 20, 2018

  26. Rumor has it Jeff had a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2023

  27. I don’t. That’s why no chicks will fuck me *sob*

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2023

  28. Last one twernt me nuther fake

    By Jocko P on Jan 13, 2023

  29. Not me above . Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jan 13, 2023

  30. Thank you, BigO!

    By sdw0418 on Jan 14, 2023

  31. While I am glad to have any music from the late, great Jeff Beck, it’s sad that the passing of this true legend couldn’t prompt the posting of something newer than 50 years old, considering that Beck’s technical and musical mastery kept evolving right up to the end.

    No offense but Bob Tench’s voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

    Considering some of the truly great vocalists that Jeff featured, such as Rod Stewart, Imelda May, Imogen Heap, Joss Stone, Beth Hart, Rosie Bones, etc., and who toured with Jeff, there must be a wealth of material out there to choose from.

    By Walter on Jan 20, 2023

  32. Please post something rfom the last tour with Johnny Depp!

    By Walter on Jan 27, 2023

  33. I suck rosie bones

    tee hee

    white bones, black bones, brown bones, yellow bones…. any bones!

    By U L E on Jan 27, 2023

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