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Unread post by In-too-Depp » Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:53 am



Nice to see people also paying tribute on YouTube, this is a link so you can listen to Hi Ho Silver Lining and read the comments.
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Unread post by Jackslady » Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:02 am

Thanks for the pictures and further information ItD, that's a lovely one of Jeff and Joe Perry. Jeff will be missed by so many, it's very sad.
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Unread post by Chocolat » Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:31 pm

Heartbreaking news. Deepest sympathies to the Beck family and, of course to Johnny. Jeff and Sandra were his angles when he needed support and love. That and their musical collaboration lifted many spirits. RIP Jeff Beck. :namaste:
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Bigger pic of the Daily Mail article.
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Unread post by fireflydances » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:43 am

Thank you In-Too-Depp, the Alison Boshoff article from the Daily Mail was the best one I've seen. I like that it is now preserved on our website. Still feeling for Johnny and Sara and all of those who were close to Jeff Beck in his lifetime.
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Unread post by In-too-Depp » Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:24 am

Folly Wildlife Rescue of which Jeff was a Patron and introduced Johnny to them has paid tribute to Jeff.
Folly Wildlife Rescue Tribute to Jeff
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Thanks to all. I hope Johnny is well. So sad, RIP Jeff Beck. :namaste:

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Farewell to one of rock's all time greats: Host of stars turn out for Jeff Beck's funeral - with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant joining Johnny Depp, Rod Stewart, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Jones and Ronnie Wood among mourners

Article by Elly Blake for MailOnline
3rd February 2023

Johnny Depp, Sir Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood turned out to say a final farewell to one of rock's all time greats Jeff Beck at his funeral in South London on Friday.

The late star was laid to rest at St Mary's Church in Beddington, Sutton, with a host of rock royalty attending to pay their final respects.

The Pretenders' founding member Chrissie Hynde, Welsh singing legend Sir Tom Jones, blues-rock guitarist Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Boomtown Rats lead singer Sir Bob Geldof all turned out to pay their respects.

Comedians Harry Enfield and Vic Reeves also attended today's funeral.

Beck passed away 'peacefully' on January 11, aged 78, after contracting bacterial meningitis.

After his death, it emerged that the trailblazing rock star - whose colossal career saw him share the stage with some of music's biggest names - was also loved as 'just a nice bloke' by his neighbours in East Sussex - who would see him pottering around the Co-op and supporting the local wildlife charity.

Weeks prior to his death, the former Yardbirds star finished a transatlantic tour with Johnny Depp as they promoted their debut album '18'.

The album is nominated for three Brit Awards in the UK.

A representative for the man regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, said that Beck had been ill over the holiday period and passed away at a hospital close to his home in Surrey.
READ MORE: How Jeff Beck supported wildlife charity and pottered round the Co-op as locals say he 'was just a nice bloke to us'

Beck is survived by his second wife, Sandra.

The pair married in 2005 when he was 61 and Sandra was 41 in Tunbridge Wells with Sir Paul McCartney among the guests.

Sandra designed the album cover artwork for Beck's collaboration with Depp which features the pair as teenagers on the cover.

Beck said of the sleeve: 'When Johnny and I started playing together, it really ignited our youthful spirit and creativity. We would joke about how we felt 18 again, so that just became the album title too.'

Beck and Depp first met in 2016 and bonded over their love of guitars. They finally agreed to work on an album together in 2019.

They became close friends in recent years and were seen out drinking in Britain together late last year.

In June 2014, Beck was forced to cancel a European tour after being rushed to a hospital for an undisclosed medical procedure.

Despite this, he only took a break for six weeks and returned to touring that August.

Beck was nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for his work on Ozzy Osbourne's Patient Number 9.

Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born in Surrey, England, and attended Wimbledon Art College.

He sang in his church choir at the age of 10 before becoming obsessed with the guitar.

His father was an accountant, and his mother worked in a chocolate factory. As a boy, he built his first instrument, using a cigar box, a picture frame for the neck and string from a radio-controlled toy airplane.

He was married to first wife Patricia Brown from 1963 - when Beck was just 19 - to 1967.

He previously dated model Celia Hammond, who spent her life after a model saving thousands of cats and opening animal shelters.

The rock icon remained friendly with Hammond and even became a patron of one of her animal shelters as part of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust.

Beck the musician was known for his improvising, love of harmonics and the whammy bar on his preferred guitar, the Fender Stratocaster.

In perhaps the most legendary era of rock n' roll excess, Beck was a bit of an teetotaler, telling Rolling Stone in 2018 he'd never performed under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

'I understand how easily one could go down that road. But I'm one of those people that could never even imagine walking on a stage [intoxicated]. I did it one time, albeit in a small village hall, and my legs gave way as I walked up the steps,' he joked.

He first came to prominence as a member of the Yardbirds - replacing Eric Clapton at the recommendation of friend Jimmy Page and then went out on his own in a solo career that incorporated hard rock, jazz, funky blues and even opera.

Beck was among the rock-guitarist pantheon from the late ´60s that included Clapton, Page - who was introduced to Beck by his sister Annetta when they were teenagers - and Jimi Hendrix.

He and fellow guitar icon Clapton had a tense relationship early on but became friends later in life and toured together.

Beck said in 2018 that Clapton's tense feelings was over his collaborations with Stevie Wonder.

'I found out later from Pattie, his wife, that there definitely was [rivalry] – especially with the Stevie Wonder stuff. He was not too amused about me doing something successful with Stevie. I think that maybe got under his skin a bit.'

Beck's career never hit the commercial highs of Clapton. A perfectionist, he preferred to make critically well-received instrumental records and left the limelight for long stretches, enjoying his time restoring vintage automobiles.

Beck said Wonder 'basically wrote it for me, but the story goes that he loved it a bit too much. No, he played it to Motown, and they said, 'No way is Beck getting this song, it's too good' and, as they had the right to say what Stevie released at that time, I lost the song as an original.'

The legendary piano player's version of the story suggested that he was going to allow Beck to release his version of the song first, but it was bogged down by delays.

The two eventually made peace and continued to collaborate together, even performing 'Superstition' together at the 25th anniversary of the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

'That was the right decision but we were gutted, you know, totally,' he said. 'We would have had a monstrous, monstrous hit.'

He also made two records with Rod Stewart - 1968's 'Truth' and 1969's 'Beck-Ola' - and one with a 64-piece orchestra, 'Emotion & Commotion.'

Later in his career, he appeared playing guitar on Jon Bon Jovi's 'Blaze of Glory,' which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a motion picture.

'I like an element of chaos in music. That feeling is the best thing ever, as long as you don't have too much of it. It's got to be in balance. I just saw Cirque du Soleil, and it struck me as complete organized chaos,' he told Guitar World in 2014.

'If I could turn that into music, it's not far away from what my ultimate goal would be, which is to delight people with chaos and beauty at the same time.'

Beck career highlights include joining with bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice to create the power trio that released 'Beck, Bogert and Appice' in 1973, tours with Brian Wilson and Buddy Guy and a tribute album to the late guitarist Les Paul, 'Rock `n´ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul).'

He was in a few bands - including Nightshift and The Tridents - before joining the Yardbirds in 1965, replacing Clapton but only a year later giving way to Page.

During his tenure, the band created the memorable singles 'Heart Full of Soul,' 'I´m a Man' and 'Shapes of Things.'

Beck's first hit single was 1967's instrumental 'Beck´s Bolero,' which featured future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and future Who drummer Keith Moon.

The Jeff Beck Group - with Stewart singing - was later booked to play the 1969 Woodstock music festival but their appearance was canceled. Beck later said there was unrest in the band.

'I could see the end of the tunnel,' he told Rolling Stone in 2010.

Beck was friends with Hendrix and they performed together. Before Hendrix, most rock guitar players concentrated on a similar style and technical vocabulary. Hendrix blew that apart.

'He came along and reset all of the rules in one evening,' Beck told Guitar World.

Beck teamed up with legendary producer George Martin - a.k.a. 'the fifth Beatle' - to help him fashion the genre-melding, jazz-fusion classic 'Blow by Blow' (1975) and 'Wired' (1976).

He teamed up with Seal on the Hendrix tribute 'Stone Free,' created a jazz-fusion group led by synthesizer player Jan Hammer and honored rockabilly guitarist Cliff Gallup with the album 'Crazy Legs.' He put out 'Loud Hailer' in 2016.

Beck's guitar work can be heard on the soundtracks of such films as 'Stomp the Yard,' 'Shallow Hal,' 'Casino,' 'Honeymoon in Vegas,' 'Twins,' 'Observe and Report' and 'Little Big League.'

He was most recently seen touring in 2022, making headlines along the way as he would bring Johnny Depp onstage to perform with him in the wake of Depp's defamation trial with Amber Heard.
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'Disrespectful' fans mob Johnny Depp at Jeff Beck's South London funeral

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4th Feb 2023

Fans that mobbed celebrities at Jeff Beck's funeral in South London have been called 'disrespectful' and a 'disgrace'. The late rock legend's funeral took place on Friday (February 3) at St Mary's Church in Wallington and was attended by several celebrities.

Beck passed away peacefully at the age of 78 after contracting bacterial meningitis. Johnny Depp, Ronnie Wood, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof and The Pretender's founder Chrissie Hynde were amongst those present at the funeral.

Fans reportedly couldn't resist the opportunity to see the stars in the flesh, with many of them waiting outside the service for a picture opportunity. Many have criticised the fans and called them disrespectful, taking to Twitter to express their anger.

One person wrote: "So many photos I’ve seen this morning of Johnny Depp and other celebrities are Jeff Beck funeral is truly shocking. It was a private moment. They were saying goodbye to a friend Should have been a private moment so sad it wasn’t #johnnydepp".

Another wrote: "Jeff Beck's funeral was private the public was not invited! So stop posting pictures! Simple as that! The fact that Johnny and the others are public figures does NOT justify taking pictures and publishing them! Stop trying to justify it."

Jeff Beck's last performance had been with Johnny Depp on November 12, 2022. Beck performed with Depp at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The gig was part of the legendary guitar players US tour with Depp which followed the release of the duo's collaborative LP.

People felt others needed to be reminded that there is 'a time and place' for photograph taking. One person said: "Yesterday was about Jeff Beck, not Johnny FFS...what f*** is wrong with you? JD is grieving. Never mind photos just to feed your fixation. There's a time and place, and a funeral isn't the place, I swear, some people".

Another Twitter user echoed their sentiment: "Geez! What happened to having privacy during funeral? My heart is broken for all of them. Prayers to Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck’s family, band mates and road crew and friends, especially JD."

Others felt that Johnny Depp does enough for his fans and should of been left in 'peace' on this occasion. Someone else said: "Fans couldn't give the man some respect on a day of grieving . Please he does a lot for his fans. He is at a funeral of a very close friend . Give him the respect of some kindness and peace for the few hours. Condolences To Jeff Beck's family and Johnny."
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