JEFF BECK [WITH JOHNNY DEPP] - SAN JOSE 2022 [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]

January 30, 2023 – 7:45 pm

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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.” -

In July 2022, Beck released a collaborative album with Johnny Depp titled 18. “It’s an extraordinary honor to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats and someone I am now privileged enough to call my brother,” Depp said in a release at the time.

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with Johnny Depp
San Jose 2022 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the San Jose Civic, San Jose, CA; November 9, 2022. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to unbrchn for sharing the show at Dime.

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Neumann KMF 4i > Naint Little Box > Tascam DR-40 [96-24]
11th row, Dead Center
DR-40 > Sound Forge 10 (16-44) > CD Wave (tracks) > THL 8
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Disc 1
Track 101. Freeway Jam 5:53
Track 102. Loose Cannon 4:12
Track 103. Midnight Walker 3:30
Track 104. Big Block 5:44
Track 105. Caroline, No 2:41
Track 106. You Know You Know 7:08
Track 107. Me and the Devil Blues 4:23
Track 108. Star Cycle 3:48
Track 109. Brush With the Blues 4:03
42 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. You Never Know 2:56
Track 202. Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers 3:50
Track 203. Rumble 2:44
Track 204. This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr * 4:39
Track 205. Isolation * 4:49
Track 206. Time * 3:51
Track 207. Venus in Furs * 4:52
Track 208. A Day in the Life * 6:28
Track 209. Corpus Christi Carol 1:50
Track 210. Little Wing 2:31
Track 211. The Death and Resurrection Show * 6:28
45 mins

Jeff Beck - guitar
Rhonda Smith - bass
Robert Stevenson - keyboards
Anika Nilles - drums
* with Johnny Depp - guitar

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  1. 7 Responses to “JEFF BECK [WITH JOHNNY DEPP] - SAN JOSE 2022 [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]”

  2. Thank you for this gift in memory of the late, great Jeff Beck, BigO!

    By Walter on Jan 30, 2023


    By Lucifer on Jan 31, 2023

  4. There’s well over 760,000 of us so called “limeys” (nobody calls us that anymore ya dumb redneck) so which one can you possibly mean, pretend Satan?!
    (is that you Aunty Chris?)
    :) ;) :)

    By swappers on Jan 31, 2023

  5. RIP, Nigel!

    By leesa on Jan 31, 2023

  6. Did you suck him off too skeeza

    By Blair Frodelius on Jan 31, 2023

  7. I did, it was fun and tasty!

    By Blair Frodelius on Jan 31, 2023

  8. Blues… Rock and roll… Rockabilly… Jazz… Jazz rock…Heavy metal…. If he has not invented everything, at least, a whole lot! Don’t know what to say about Jeff, so here’s a little fun story instead: A long long time ago, one sad evening at the Red Lion (whose real color is green!), a great pub near Subutex Street, I met a dumb girl who said I was looking like Jeff Beck!
    — You mean, Blues Deluxe or rock at the jailhouse?
    She didn’t know what to reply. ah, these people only looking at reviews and never listening to records properly… As I left softly but surely, she promised me to listen with more attention. Probably did ever since, unless she’s still doing parties de billards while drinking heavily… That ain’t the way to do it.

    By Serge Zéni on Feb 11, 2023

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