Guitarist Jeff Beck Passes Away at the Age of 78

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor

On Jan. 11, famous guitarist and musician Jeff Beck passed away due to bacterial meningitis at 78. 

Throughout his life, Beck became famously known for how swiftly he played the guitar. His career as a guitarist took off in the 1960s when he joined the Yardbirds. After leaving, he created The Jeff Beck Group, a rock band that created a unique sound by integrating blues with classic rock. He then became a solo artist again in the late 2000s. 

In his time as a popular guitarist, he was initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the early 1990s because of the work he did with the YardBirds. In the late 2000s, Beck got initiated as a solo artist. He also won eight Grammys throughout his life. The majority of the awards were from the “Rock Instrumental Performance” category. Beck produced many famous singles that enticed people, some  of which include, “I Ain’t Superstitious” and “Freeway Jam.”

Over the years, Beck has left an impact on the rock and roll community through his passion for music.