Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
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1944 – born June 24, in Wallington, Greater London, England. An English guitarist and songwriter.
Though he played in several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s (notably in The Yardbirds-1965-1967) Beck has maintained a sporadic solo career over the last 25 years. Despite never attaining the commercial viability of his contemporaries, Beck has gained widespread critical acclaim, especially in the guitar playing community. He has won many grammy awards in the category for best rock instrumental. Never one to be tied to one particular genre, he has experimented with blues rock, heavy metal, and jazz fusion.