There may be only one date on Jeff Beck’s schedule, but it’s a big one. The guitar maestro will celebrate 50 years of making music with a summer gig at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. But the former Yardbirds member won’t go it alone. He’ll have a little help from Buddy Guy.
Aug. 10 is when Beck plays The Bowl. Guy is also observing a milestone. The blues master turns 80 July 30.
“Sharing the stage and this moment with Buddy is a dream for me,” Beck said. “His live concerts are legendary and the music world would be a very boring place without his influence.”
But wait, there’s more. The Beth Hart Band appears as special guest.
It’s actually been just over 50 years since Beck began playing professionally, having succeeded Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds in March 1965. Ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,” Beck has earned eight Grammys and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Beck is currently working on his first book, described as focusing on his love for hot rodding and rock ’n’ roll.
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