Another One Gone — RIP Jeff Beck

The rock gods’ rock god

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

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Jeff Beck live, Amsterdam Wikipedia

I read the news today…oh boy…

If you’re too young to know what song that line is from, you probably didn’t flinch when you saw that Jeff Beck had died yesterday.

I cried. And then I listened to him for hours.

So now that I’ve recovered a little bit, let me clue you young folks in. First, that line is from one of the most beloved and astoundingly beautiful Beatles songs, “A Day in the Life.”

Here’s Jeff playing the hell out of that song with old pal Johnny Depp. Yes, I said Johnny Depp. Watch:

Yeah, Jeff Beck’s guitar playing was astoundingly beautiful, too. No one else could make a guitar cry like that — more proof:

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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron
Fan Gran

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.