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Published on January 12th, 2023 | by Gerry Galipault

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The Many Guest Appearances of Jeff Beck

Guitar-rock hero Jeff Beck, who died Jan. 10, 2023, from bacterial meningitis at age 78, had a well-documented Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career, as a member of The Yardbirds and fronting the Jeff Beck Group.

He also won seven Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock Hall twice: with The Yardbirds and as a solo artist.

Not surprising, Beck was an in-demand guest guitarist. Here are just a few of the many tracks he had a hand in:

Donovan‘s “Barabajagal” (1968)

Stevie Wonder‘s “Lookin’ for Another Pure Love,” off his 1972 “Talking Book” album

Rod Stewart‘s “Infatuation” (1984)

• The title track off Tina Turner‘s “Private Dancer” (1984)

Diana Ross‘ “Swept Away” album (1984)

• Tracks on Mick Jagger‘s 1985 solo album “She’s the Boss” and 1987’s “Primitive Cool”

Malcolm McLaren‘s 1989 LP “Waltz Darling”: “House of the Blue Danube” and “Call a Wave”

• Several songs on Jon Bon Jovi‘s debut solo album “Blaze of Glory” (1990), including the title track

• “Mustang Sally” and “Early in the Morning” off Buddy Guy‘s 1991 album “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues”

• “You’re the One,” on Kate Bush‘s “The Red Shoes” (1993)

Seal‘s self-titled debut album (1994)

• “Legalise Me” from the Pretenders‘ 1999 album “Viva El Amor”

• “Can’t Start Over Again” on Dion‘s 2020 album “Blues with Friends”

Ozzy Osbourne‘s 2022 album “Patient Number 9”: the title track and “A Thousand Shades”

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