Jeff Beck was born in Wellington on June 24, 1944. He started playing the guitar at the age of ten, despite the displeasure of his mother who preferred Jeff to play the piano. Jimi Hendrix was the inspiration for his work.
He began his career in earnest by joining The Tridents in 1964, as well as working with Screaming Lord Sutch and The Savages. A year later, he joined The Yardbirds, replacing Clapton, which made him popular. In 1966, he was replaced by Jimmy Page, Jeff took up a solo career – he recorded the album “Hi-Ho-Slver lining”. In the late 1960s, he founded the Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. They recorded two albums – “Truth” and “Beck-ola”. After Rod’s departure, two more albums “Rough and Ready” and “Jeff Beck Group” were released. This made Jeff Beck one of the best rock guitarists in the world. After the band’s suspension, Beck began working with Vanilla Fuga, recording the album “Beck Bogert Appice”. In 1975 he recorded two more albums “Blow by Blow” and “Wired”.
The eighties brought three more Beck’s albums. In 1983 he performed with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page played at a charity concert, a year later he was asked to play solos on Mick Jagger’s album “She’s The Boss”. The album Guitar Shop won a Grammy Award in 1990. This decade has focused mainly on touring and occasional recording. He returned to making music at the end of the decade with the album “Who else!”, On which he experimented with mixing rock and techno genres, receiving a Grammy nomination for it.
In 2000 he started working on new albums, in this decade he released “Jeff”, “Blue Wind”, “You had it doming”, and “Emotion and commotion“. In 2003, he was named fourteenth on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists All Time” list. Six years later, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Born in Texas in 1949, Billy Gibbons began his initial band in his mid-teen years. Around 1970, Gibbons developed ZZ Top, with the first cd following in 1971. Their development followed the participants split means around 1976 after that grew lengthy beards and also reemerged with newfound energy on 1983’s Eliminator, which generated numerous favorites. Billy Gibbons, as well as ZZTop, remain to make music, and also Gibbons has branched off into tv as well as cooking undertakings.
Along with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas.
A longtime vintage guitar collector, Gibbons owns some of the world’s most cherished and rare guitars, including a particular instrument that he’s become synonymous with, a 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Standard (which he dubbed “Pearly Gates”).
Gibbons’ exceptional playing with ZZ Top that he’s best known for, as the guitarist has influenced a wide variety of players over the years, including the Meat Puppets’ Curt Kirkwood and Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, to name just two.