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View Poll Results: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?
Yes, absolutely. 3 9.38%
Well on any given day he can be up there with the very best. 13 40.63%
No, not even close! How can you even ask such a question on a serious music discussion forum? 9 28.13%
Who's Jeff Beck? Is he one of Beyonce's dancers? 1 3.13%
Dunno. I'll get back to you on the question after I finish arranging my sock drawer. 0 0%
All of the above. 0 0%
None of the above. 5 15.63%
Could you repeat the question? 1 3.13%
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:17 AM   #37
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I attended the Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck concert on 21 February 2010 in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre (a venue built primarily for hockey games I might add). Here's the review I wrote a few days later:

20. One of the numbers they performed was a very interesting instrumental cover of "Moon River" with Jeff's guitar and whammy bar taking the place of the vocals.
I just stumbled upon a video clip of their performance of Moon River that evening:

Here as well from their earlier show in London, England:

The top rock 'n roll animal on this side of the tracks!

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:51 AM   #38
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

Within the 'rock world' ...on an given day he can certainly hold his own. The 'best'..? I don't think there is a 'best'.
There are many excellent guitarists and they all have different styles..for the most part. It usually comes down to the style of music one is drawn to as to who one likes the best.
I think technically he's better than many.....but I like other guitarists band music better at times. it the music or the playing that grabs us or both?

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Old 03-28-2020, 05:20 PM   #39
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Re: Is Jeff Beck the greatest guitarist of them all?

Man, time flies. I remember when this thread came out. Back then I voted no. Nothing has changed except that when now using the term 'greatest' (speaking technically) I firmly believe that title should go to Shawn Lane. Just my opinion.

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