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Happy birthday Jeff Beck

"I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly." --Jeff Beck Happy 67th birthday to a guy who holds much esteem in my household..the one and only Jeff Beck! I've had the opportunity to see Jeff four times: twice at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, once at the 2003 Madison Blues Festival, and almost exactly one year ago at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. (The photo, at right, was taken at the Madison Blues Festival by my good friend Wendy Darnell!) I'm always amazed and mystified about the sounds he gets out of his guitar. How DOES he do it? Oh--important Jeff Beck news. He's currently working on a new album with his old pal Rod Stewart! They haven't worked together since the classic Beck albums "Truth" and "Beck-ola." I certainly hope they aren't doing an album of standards or show tunes. But you know, I bet Beck could make "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" sound great. Check out this performance with Jimmy Paige, and tell me you're not impressed. Plus, he can rock the neck scarf  like no one else I know.

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