Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78


              FILE - Jeff Beck accepts the Grammy for best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Nessun Dorma" during the pre-telecast at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player's guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after "suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis," his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck wins the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour at the Roundhouse in London, on Nov. 9, 2011. Renowned rock guitarist Beck, known for his work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, has died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the age of 78, his representatives said Wednesday. (Ian West/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck of The Clash performs the British National Anthem, in London, Oct. 31, 2010. Renowned rock guitarist Beck, known for his work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, has died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the age of 78, his representatives said Wednesday. (Clive Gee/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck wins the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour at the Roundhouse in London, on Nov. 9, 2011. Renowned rock guitarist Beck, known for his work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, has died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the age of 78, his representatives said Wednesday. (Ian West/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck holds his Outstanding Contribution to British Music award, at the 59th annual Ivor Novello Awards, at Grosvenor House, in London, on May 22, 2014. Renowned rock guitarist Beck, known for his work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the age of 78, his representatives said Wednesday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck performs during A Concert For Killing Cancer, at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, in west London, Jan. 13, 2011. Renowned rock guitarist Beck, known for his work with the Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group, has died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the age of 78, his representatives said on Wednesday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Jeff Beck plays the air guitar for Jimmy Page, second from right, as unidentified members of the Yardbirds look on at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on, Jan. 15, 1992, as the group was on hand for their induction during the Seventh Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dinner. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player's guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after "suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis," his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
            
              FILE -  Guitarist Jeff Beck performs in concert at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 18, 2010 in New York. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
            
              FILE -  Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 29, 2011. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
            
              FILE -  Guitarist Jeff Beck performs in concert at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center on April 25, 2015, in York, Pa. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE -  Guitarist Jeff Beck performs in concert at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 18, 2010 in New York. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
            
              FILE -  British guitarist Jeff Beck performs on the Stravinski hall during the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, late Sunday, July 15, 2007. Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, after “suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis,” his representatives said in a statement released Wednesday. He was 78. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78