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Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10, he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn't approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens, he joined "The Tridents" on lead guitar. In 1965, he replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds.... See full bio »
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 2015 Match of the Day FA Cup (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2014/15 Fourth Round: Bristol City v West Ham United (2015) ... (performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining" - uncredited)
 2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.211 (2013) ... (performer: "Our Prayer", "Danny Boy")
 2013 Red Obsession (Documentary) (performer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Every Picture Tells a Story (2012) ... (writer: "The Nazz Are Blue" - uncredited)
 2012 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mick Jagger (2012) ... (performer: "Ruby Tuesday")
 2012 Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be (2012) ... (performer: "A Day In The Life")
 2011 Welcome To Dopeland (writer: "Hot House of Omargarashid")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Let Me Love You")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.125 (2011) ... (performer: "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" - uncredited)
 2010 Four Lions (performer: "Nadia")
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... ("Rollin And Tumblin", uncredited)
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (performer: "Beck's Bolero")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "She's a Woman")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) ("Scatterbrain") / (writer: "Scatterbrain")
 2009 Pirate Radio (performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining" (1967))
 2009 Observe and Report (writer: "Over Under Sideways Down")
 2007 Across the Universe (performer: "A Day In The Life")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Ain't That Good News")
 2007 Stomp the Yard (performer: "Dirty Mind") / (writer: "Dirty Mind")
 2007 The Unforeseen (Documentary) (performer: "Plan B") / (writer: "Plan B" - as J. Beck)
 2004 Gran Turismo 4 (Video Game) (performer: "Hot Rod Honeymoon") / (writer: "Hot Rod Honeymoon")
 2004 Paparazzi (performer: "My Thing") / (writer: "My Thing")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Rambler's Blues", ""Love Letters", "Going Down Slow', "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Cry Me A River", "That's All Right Mama", "How Long Blues", "People Get Ready", "Baby What You Want me To Do", "Drown In My Own Tears")
 2002 Anita & Me (performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining")
 2001 Shallow Hal (performer: "Roy's Toy") / (writer: "Roy's Toy")
 2000 Honest (writer: "Turn into Earth")
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (writer: "Lady")
 1995 Casino (performer: "I Ain't Superstitious")
 1995 The Glam Metal Detectives (TV Series) (performer: "Everybody Up")
 1994 Little Big League (performer: "WALK DON'T RUN", "WIPEOUT", "WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE")
 1994 The Cowboy Way (performer: "On Broadway")
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Baby Blues (1993) ... (performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining" - uncredited)
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas (performer: "HOUND DOG")
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (performer: "Sling Shot") / (writer: "Sling Shot", "Situation")
 1988 Twins (performer: "I'D DIE FOR THIS DANCE", "GREEN ONIONS", "THE STUMBLE", "THE TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN'")
 1985 Porky's Revenge (performer: "Sleepwalk")
 1983 Risky Business (performer: "The Pump")
 1966 Blow-Up (writer: "Stroll On")
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Other Works:

Lead guitarist/frontman for The Yardbirds (1965-66), Jeff Beck Group, and Beck, Bogert, Appice. Has also played with Jan Hammer, Rod Stewart and the 'Honeydrippers'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Beck Bogert & Appice | The Yardbirds
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the stardom of his contemporaries in the 1970s]: I thought, 'So that's the way it's going, is it?' That frightened me. I did not want that. I withdrew from the parade and found that I was more comfortable outside it. See more »

Trivia:

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Beck does not use a guitar pick to coax licks from his instrument. Instead, he uses a combination of his thumb and fingertips to pluck his guitar strings. See more »

Trademark:

Fender Stratocaster See more »

Nickname:

The Guv'nor

Star Sign:

Cancer

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