Brian May Shares His Love For Jeff Beck
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The man who is considered by a lot of people as the “Guitar Hero,” Brian May of Queen, shared that Jeff Beck was the real hero for him.
As part of tributes being given to the late legend, who only passed away last Tuesday, May also reflect on this sudden news. May shared the Jeff Beck song that he believes is “the most beautiful bit of guitar music ever recorded.”
That song would be “Where Were You” taken from the guitarist Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop album. He also added:
“If you wanna hear his depth of emotion and sound and phrasing and the way he could touch your soul, listen to ‘Where Were You’ off the Guitar Shop album. Just Google ‘Where Were You Jeff Beck’ and sit down and listen to it for four minutes. It’s unbelievable.
“It’s possibly the most beautiful bit of guitar music ever recorded, probably alongside Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing.’ So sensitive, so beautiful, so incredibly creative and unlike anything you’ve ever heard anywhere else. Yes, of course he had his influences too, but he brought an amazing voice to rock music which will never, ever be emulated, or equaled.”
Speaking about how much impact Beck has given May, he spoke about how much he admires Beck saying:
“Jeff was completely and utterly unique, and the kind of musician who’s impossible to define. And I was absolutely in awe of him.
“Jeff Beck is so unique, so influential on every guitarist I’ve ever met in my life. The loss is incalculable. It’s so sad not having him in the world anymore. I still can’t quite compute it in my head.”