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Poster: and improved! Date: Jan 11, 2023 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wow

Jeff Beck RIP!

I feel very lucky as well as privileged to have seen him just a few months ago.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 14, 2023 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow

Well this is sad . Never as big of star as some of his other guitar playing contemporaries, he none the less was a guitarist's guitarist, and was revered by thosee "in the know" . As if to prove this , my serious guitar playing friends are the most upset by his death .
He first come to atention with his inovations with the Yardbirds , he created that sitar sound on "Heart Full of Soul", and he useded a banjo g sting to get the sound on "Shapes of Things" , a song that ushers in the British psychedelic period . His "Truth" album is Led Zepplin before Led Zepplin . Tthe fusion in the mid 70's and on .
R.I.P. Jeff Beck .

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jan 12, 2023 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow

What a surprise. He always seemed to be an unusually healthy guy (for anyone his age, much less a 'rock star'). I saw him maybe 5 years ago and it was a great show. But my best memory is seeing him live during his tour for "Blow by Blow" back in 1975. That show was incredible.

edit: see now that it was bacterial meningitis. That can actually kill you within hours it seems. What bad luck.
This post was modified by gmcgill on 2023-01-13 01:02:40

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 13, 2023 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow

I saw a show in that time frame. I have memories of Jan Hammer in there but I could be mistaken. And yes, it was incredible. The time where rockers wanted jazz and jazz men wanting amps.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jan 13, 2023 12:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wow

Yep. I recall Jan Hammer as well.