Friday, April 19, 2024

Sting Among Rock Greats Saluting Jeff Beck, Steve Wonder Wrote “Superstition” for Him (See Videos)


Stevie Wonder originally wrote “Superstition” for Jeff Beck. They played it together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary.

Sting was a long time friend. They played together often. Sting told me this afternoon: “He was the greatest guitarist in rock and roll history. A lovely man.” A video of them doing “People Get Ready” is below as well.

Jeff Beck was responsible for so much of what we call classic rock. He was the launching pad with Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin, coming out of the Yardbirds. Tributes on Twitter are pouring in from every rock star and musician in the world.

PS Everyone go to Spotify and play “Beck-Ola.” one of the greatest albums of all time.

Jimmy Page wrote on Twitter: “The six stringed Warrior is no longer here for us to admire the spell he could weave around our mortal emotions. Jeff could channel music from the ethereal. His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. Jeff I will miss you along with your millions of fans. Jeff Beck Rest in Peace.”

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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