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Geoffrey Arnold Beck was born on 24 June 1944, in Wallington, Sutton, England, and is a rock guitarist, best known for having played with The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group, and Beck, Bogert & Appice. He played sounds that mixed a lot of genres such as jazz fusion, blues rock, and hard rock. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Jeff Beck? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $18 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s worked with a lot of artists including Tina Turner, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, and ZZ Top. He’s also ranked fifth in the Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. All of these have ensured the position of his wealth.
Jeff Beck Net Worth $18 million
When he was 10 years old Jeff sang in a church choir, and as he grew older started to learn how to play the guitar. He first heard Les Paul play the electric guitar which led to him learning the instrument. He attended Wimbledon College of Art and then worked various jobs before meeting Jimmy Page.
During the 1960s, Beck performed with various bands and then had his first regular band The Night Shift. He recorded his first single with the band but then left a year later to join The Tridents. He then moved to the Rumbles for a short period, before in 1965 being recruited by The Yardbirds to succeed Eric Clapton. Despite staying with the band for only 20 months, they were able to produce a lot of hit songs and release the album “Roger the Engineer”. After problems concerning his attitude, he was fired and then made a few songs as a solo artist. He then formed the Jeff Beck Group which produced two albums “Truth” and “Beck-Ola”; both albums were well-received, but after a few personal incidents the group decided to dissolve in 1969, and Jeff then joined the “Music from Free Creek’.
He formed a new Jeff Beck Group in the 1970s and they had a significantly different sound than the original band. They recorded “Rough and Ready” and would release the album “Jeff Beck Group” the following year. A lot of their songs had a jazz and soul influence, promoted by touring around the country until 1972. Afterwards, Beck started collaborating and performing with other artists, eventually creating the group Beck, Bogert & Appice. A lot of people recognized their musical talents, but their album was not well received. After various performances, he then released a solo album “Blow by Blow”, and it would become Beck’s most successful commercial release. He toured in the US, and in 1976 released another album, “Wired”. He stayed in the US as a tax exile, and returned to the UK in 1977.
In 1981, he made live appearances with Eric Clapton to perform for several benefit concerts. They were soon joined by Jimmy Page, and then Beck released “Flash” which featured various vocalists. He took a break for four years, and then released the instrumental album “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop”. In the 1990s, he decided to make more music, but also helping other artists with their albums. He also recorded “Frankie’s House” and “Crazy Legs” during the early 90s. In 1999, he released his first electronica based album “Who Else!”
In the 2000s, he would win his third and fourth Grammy Awards for his performances, and would then accompany Kelly Clarkson in a 2007 episode of “American Idol”. In 2009, he would go on tour, and was later inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. In 2010, he released another album “Emotion & Commotion” which featured a mix of original songs and covers. One of his latest performances was touring with musician Narada Michael Walden.
For his personal life, it is known that Jeff married Sandra Beck in 2005; he was previously married to Patricia Brown(1963-67). He’s also been a vegetarian since 1969; he has an interest in classic Ford hot rods. He currently resides near Wadhurst.