Guitarist Jeff Beck Dies at 78

by H. B. Auld, Jr.

Rock guitarist Jeff Beck died Tuesday, January 10, 2023. He was born June 24, 1944, and was 78 years old.

Jeff Beck, an English guitarist, was often called a “guitarist’s guitarist.” He gained fame with The Yardbirds and with such rockers as Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Jimi Hendrix, and others.

The cause of death was bacterial meningitis, according to Melissa Dragich, his publicist.

RIP, Jeff Beck.


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