Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worthapproximately $18 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1944
SpouseSandra Cash, Patricia Brown, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
MarkTortuous guitar whammy bar action
FactSustained permanent facial scarring after a car accident in 1969 for which he had to be hospitalized

Jeff Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds, Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

Early Life

Jeff Beck was born on 24 June 1944, in Wallington, Surrey, England, to parents Mabel and Ted Beck. His father was a semi-professional footballer for local club Sutton United. When Beck was 10 years old, his mother died of cancer, and he was raised by his father and older sister.

Beck began playing the guitar at the age of 15, and within a year he had joined his first band, The Deltones. He quickly developed a reputation as a talented musician, and in 1963 he was invited to join The Yardbirds, replacing Eric Clapton.


With The Yardbirds, Beck helped to pioneer the use of feedback and distortion, and his innovative style influenced a generation of guitarists. He left the band in 1966, and formed The Jeff Beck Group, which released two albums, Truth (1968) and Beck-Ola (1969).

In the 1970s, Beck enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing a series of acclaimed albums including Blow by Blow (1975) and Wired (1976). He also worked with a number of other artists, including Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Beck continued to release solo albums and tour regularly. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and once as a solo artist (2009).

Net Worth

Jeff Beck has a net worth of $50 million. He has earned his fortune through his successful career as a rock guitarist and producer.


Beck has been married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Quist from 1966 to 1974. The couple had one child together, a daughter named Talia. His second marriage was to Sandra Cash from 1979 to 1982.

Physical Characteristics

Jeff Beck is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameJeff Beck
Net Worthapproximately $18 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1944
Height1.78 m
ProfessionFilm Score Composer, Guitarist, Actor, Songwriter, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
EducationWimbledon College of Art


SpouseSandra Cash, Patricia Brown, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
ParentsEthel Beck, Arnold Beck, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
SiblingsAnnetta Beck


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Original Television Music, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, C...
Music GroupsChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Cactus, The Honeydrippers, Upp
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Cause We've Ended as Lovers, Beck's Bolero, I Put a Spell on You, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
MoviesTwins, Jeff Beck: Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck: Live at Ronnie Scott's, Rock Prophecies, B.B. King: Live by Request, The Story of the Yardbirds, Sunshine Superman: The Journey of Donovan, MusiCares Presents: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, Hard Rock Treasures, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, K...

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#Marks / Signs
1Sleeveless (usually white) top, neckerchief and boots when performing
2Tortuous guitar whammy bar action
3Fender Stratocaster


1[his comment on Keith Moon and Moon's possibility of leaving the Who, circa 1966] What he was doing was giving a two-fingered gesture to The Who.
2[on refusing to record with The Rolling Stones in 1974] There was no precision ... that was the secret of their sound. Like, hello, Jeff! You're not going to get James Brown tightness, but I was heavily into James Brown and Motown. I just couldn't see myself doing it.
3[on the stardom of his contemporaries in the 1970s] I thought, 'So that's the way it's going, is it?' That frightened me. I did not want that. I withdrew from the parade and found that I was more comfortable outside it.
4[he dates his enthusiasm for electronica all the way back to the early 1960s, when he and Jimmy Page heard an EP by the Dutch synth pioneer Tom Dissevelt] It was just fantastic. Pete Townshend was the only other person I ever met who'd heard it, and he couldn't believe that we had. It's like other-world music, white noise and heavy bass lines... it screwed my head up for good.
5John McLaughlin has given us so many different facets of the guitar. And introduced thousands of us to world music, by blending Indian music with jazz and classical. I'd say he was the best guitarist alive. When the band I had with Rod Stewart broke up, I was left wondering what to do. While the charts were full of stuff like "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep", I became aware of this underground music scene. And what hit me right between the eyes was John's playing on Miles Davis's "A Tribute to Jack Johnson". That changed everything. After that, a new chapter of rock music was formed, with his blistering performances with The Mahavishnu Orchestra and everything else. And John's been at it ever since. He's a hard one to keep up with!
6You can do a lot more with bare fingers than with a plectrum. You don't get that clunking sound on a heavily amplified guitar. It's also a more personal sound, with more control.
7Hank (Hank B. Marvin) has such a dangerous tone, which is only safe in the hands of a master. You can see why he spends so much time tuning up because, when you play the way he plays, you simply cannot make any mistakes. There's no bullshit runs - it's always straight-ahead, simple solos, every one a beauty.
8I'm weird, I really don't play a lot. Most people think that I probably go home to some guitar shop in the sky and practice all day.


1David Bowie said that when he first heard Mick Ronson play, he thought "that's my Jeff Beck".
2Released his solo album in February. Has been on tour since. [December 2001]
3Was once romantically-linked to Mary Hughes, during his stint with The Yardbirds - she is mentioned twice in one of the few "Yardbirds" songs sung by Beck, "Psycho Daisies" (1966).
4Elected to the rock and roll hall of fame as a solo artist in 2009.
5He was awarded the 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Musical Direction for "Methusalem" at the New Crime Productions Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
6Played guitar on the Cyndi Lauper track "Above The Clouds" from the 2005 Album "The Body Acoustic".
7He is a Vegetarian.
8Named as an inspiration by many guitarists, including Steve Lukather, Brian May, Mick Ronson, Slash, Gary Moore, Joe Perry, Richie Sambora and Steve Rothery.
9Unlike most of his contemporaries, Beck does not use a guitar pick to coax licks from his instrument. Instead, he uses a combination of his thumb and fingertips to pluck his guitar strings.
10Sustained permanent facial scarring after a car accident in 1969 for which he had to be hospitalized
11Played session guitar on Stevie Wonder's 1973 album "Talking Book".
12Replaced Eric Clapton as the lead guitarist of The Yardbirds. Beck, himself, was later replaced by future Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page.
13Was scheduled to appear at Woodstock with The Jeff Beck Group but the band broke up shortly before the festival.
14Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Yardbirds) in 1992.




The Last Man on Earth2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Final Score2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Match of the Day FA Cup2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Red Obsession2013Documentary performer: "I Put a Spell on You"
London Calling2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
CalifornicationTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Welcome To Dopeland2011writer: "Hot House of Omargarashid"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Let Me Love You"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Four Lions2010performer: "Nadia"
Misfits2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "Beck's Bolero"
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentary performer: "She's a Woman"
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game "Scatterbrain" / writer: "Scatterbrain"
Pirate Radio2009performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining" 1967
Observe and Report2009writer: "Over Under Sideways Down"
Across the Universe2007performer: "A Day In The Life"
American Masters2007TV Series documentary 1 episode
Stomp the Yard2007performer: "Dirty Mind" / writer: "Dirty Mind"
The Unforeseen2007Documentary performer: "Plan B" / writer: "Plan B" - as J. Beck
Gran Turismo 42004Video Game performer: "Hot Rod Honeymoon" / writer: "Hot Rod Honeymoon"
Paparazzi2004performer: "My Thing" / writer: "My Thing"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Anita & Me2002performer: "Hi Ho Silver Lining"
Shallow Hal2001performer: "Roy's Toy" / writer: "Roy's Toy"
Honest2000writer: "Turn into Earth"
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998performer: "Lady" - as Beck / writer: "Lady"
Casino1995performer: "I Ain't Superstitious"
The Glam Metal Detectives1995TV Series performer: "Everybody Up"
Little Big League1994performer: "WALK DON'T RUN", "WIPEOUT", "WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE"
The Cowboy Way1994performer: "On Broadway"
Heartbeat1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Honeymoon in Vegas1992performer: "HOUND DOG"
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990performer: "Sling Shot" / writer: "Sling Shot", "Situation"
Porky's Revenge1985performer: "Sleepwalk"
Risky Business1983performer: "The Pump"
Blow-Up1966writer: "Stroll On"


Catterick2004TV Series 6 episodes
Blue Chips1994
Frankie's House1992TV Movie
The Pope Must Diet1991
The Comic Strip Presents...1990TV Series 2 episodes


Talks Music2013TV Series
The Comic Strip Presents...1992-2005TV SeriesCarol Singer / Brad / Musical MP
The Pope Must Diet1991Postman
Twins1988Lead Guitarist
Rod Stewart: Infatuation1984Video shortThe Guitarist

Music Department

Little Big League1994additional music producer / composer: additional music


A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV Movie special thanks


Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Life and Times of Gene Vincent2016DocumentaryHimself
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s2014TV MovieHimself
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 20132013VideoHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guitarist
Arena2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul2010TV MovieHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2010Himself
Wetten, dass..?2010TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Guitarist
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentary
American Idol2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2009TV MovieHimself
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott's2008TV MovieHimself - Guitar
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Return of the Blue Moon Boys2006DocumentaryHimself
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson2005TV SpecialHimself - Guitarist
Hard Rock Treasures2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2004Video documentaryHimself
Naked Under Leather2004DocumentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1993TV Special documentaryHimself
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV MovieHimself
Rod Stewart: Storyteller 1984-19911991VideoHimself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Comic Strip Presents...1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Lenny Live and Unleashed1989Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
X-Large1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Love Me Tender: A Tribute to the Music of Elvis Presley1987TV MovieHimself
The Tube1986TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball1982DocumentaryHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Top of the Pops1965-1969TV SeriesGuitarist, with Donovan / The Jeff Beck Group
Blow-Up1966Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Ready, Steady, Go!1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1965-1966TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Little Wing1995Video short


Won Awards

2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals
1993BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original Television MusicFrankie's House (1992)

Nominated Awards

2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock AlbumFor the album "Rock 'n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
2009SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest MusicThe Boat That Rocked (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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