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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 July 1970Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBek David Campbell
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beck was born on July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bek David Campbell. He has been married to Marissa Ribisi since April 3, 2004. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Marissa Ribisi (3 April 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (30)

Award-winning singer
Grandson of Fluxus artist 'Al Hansen'
Split up with his girlfriend stylish Leigh Limon after being together since 1991.
Took his mother's maiden name upon his parents' divorce.
Brother of third generation fluxus artist Channing Hansen.
Son of string musician David Campbell, with whom he has collaborated several times.
Stepson of Sean Carrillo.
In the early 90s, Beck frequently played gigs at the Troy, a coffee shop owned by his mother and stepfather.
Won "Best Alternative Performance" Grammies for back-to-back albums: Odelay (1996) and Mutations (1998)
This video for his song "Devil's Haircut" was modeled after the movie Midnight Cowboy (1969).
Expecting first child with wife, Marissa Ribisi, in May 2004.
The album "Sea Changes" was allegedly inspired by his heartbreak from the end of his relationship with longtime girlfriend Leigh Limon.
The Dust Brothers, the famous producing team who worked with Beck on "Odelay," require a writing credit on all songs they produce, but they admitted that (more so than any collaborator they've had) Beck was responsible for the sound of "Odelay" and wrote virtually all of the words and music.
Up until Beck did the album "Mutations," he played virtually all the instruments on almost all of the songs on his recordings. From "Mutations" on, he continued to produce and write the material, but recorded it with a band.
Son, Cosimo Henri Hansen, born May 2004, with Marissa Ribisi.
His mother, Bibbe Hansen, was the youngest member of Andy Warhol's entourage of stars, debuting in his unreleased 1965 film "Prison" at age 13 and appearing in a handful of other Warhol films of the mid-1960's, including Restaurant (1965) with Edie Sedgwick, before being sent to reform school, where she would remain until she was 18.
His father, who is Canadian-born, is the son of a Presbyterian minister, and has Scottish ancestry. His mother was from a family of hippie/beatnik artists. Beck's maternal grandfather, Alfred Earl Hansen, had Norwegian ancestry. Beck's maternal grandmother, Audrey Ostlin, was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a Swedish father, Olaf Ostlin, and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother, Sadie Rosenberg (whose family was from Poland and Russia).
Son-in-law of Gay Ribisi.
Brother-in-law of Giovanni Ribisi, and Gina Ribisi.
Tom Petty covered his song "Asshole" and Johnny Cash covered his song "Rowboat".
During his childhood, he pretty much had no friends, which gave him time to discover and practice his musical talent.
On the song "E-Pro" from the album "Guero", he gave a co-writing credit to Beastie Boys, as the backing beat to the song came from the Beastie's "So What'cha Want". Although he was not required to give them a writing credit (he could have merely given the "contains a sample from" credit), he did so out of respect and friendship for that group.
Six songs from "Guero" were featured on the hit teen drama The O.C. (2003).
Has an album in the works. He said that this album was being produced before "Guero".
Expecting baby number 2.
Ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
His song "Loser" was ranked on VH1's 100 Greatest songs of the 90s.
Daughter, Tuesday, born May 2007.
(March 29, 2005) His new album "Guero" was released. It's also his first follow-up in 3 years since the 2002 album "Sea Change".

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm just bursting onto the scene like a pathetic, gold-plated sperm.
A record company is like a giant ATM machine.
[describing the 'through-line' of his most recent recordings, 2014] A kind of shedding of skin or some sort of attempt to manifest in words and melody some kind of experience, some quality of observation. That's all it is really.

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