Jeff Beck Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Age, Height, Songs, Instagram, Kids, Wikipedia, Death

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Geoffrey Arnold Beck, The English guitarist, gained fame as a member of the rock band the Yardbirds before forming his bands, the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

In 1975, he transitioned to an instrumental style known for its innovative sound, exploring a mix of genres in his releases, including blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion, and a fusion of guitar-rock and electronica.


  • Full Name: Geoffrey Arnold Beck
  • Stage Name: Jeff Beck
  • Born: June 24, 1944
  • Age: 78 years old
  • Birthplace: Wallington, United Kingdom
  • Nationality: British–English
  • Occupation: Guitarist
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Parent: Arnold Beck, Ethel Beck
  • Siblings: Anneta Beck
  • Spouse: Patricia Brown, Sandra Cash
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $25million

Early Life

Geoffrey Arnold Beck, later known as Jeff Beck, was born in suburban London on June 24, 1944.

Unlike his mother, who favoured the piano, Jeff was captivated by the electric guitar from a young age.

He found the instrument’s “fascinating plank of wood with knobs and switches” to be irresistible.

By age 10, he developed his singing abilities in the church choir, which set the groundwork for his musical talent.

During his teenage years, he became drawn to bands and became the lead guitarist for “The Tridents,” acquiring important experience performing live.


Jeff Beck’s early education was centred on visual arts rather than music. He attended art schools such as Sutton Manor School, Sutton East County Secondary Modern School, and Wimbledon School of Art in London.

Despite his initial focus on art, Beck left art school to follow his passion for music, specifically guitar playing.

Even though he lacked formal music training, Beck taught himself how to play the guitar and honed his skills through hard work, trial and error, and drawing inspiration from fellow guitarists like Les Paul and Jimmy Page.


Beck started his musical journey in 1964 by joining the Yardbirds after Eric Clapton left.

Known for his innovative guitar skills and unique style, he challenged the traditional boundaries of blues-rock by creating songs such as “Over Under Over” and “Shapes of Things.”

Following his departure from the Yardbirds, Beck started a solo career, exploring different musical styles and working with notable musicians such as Jimmy Page and John McLaughlin.

In 1967, he established the Jeff Beck Group, which included future Led Zeppelin members Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. The band gained popularity with songs like “Beck’s Bolero” and “Superstition.”

In 1972, Beck formed the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, known for their virtuosic instrumental rock.

He then transitioned to a more experimental and instrumental style, incorporating jazz fusion, electronica, and other influences into his music. Albums like “Blow by Blow” and “Wired” showcased his sonic innovation and earned him critical acclaim.

During the 1980s and 90s, Beck delved into various music genres and worked alongside musicians such as Sting, Cyndi Lauper, and Imelda May.

Beck’s popularity soared with the release of his 1993 album “Crazy Fingers,” which included the Grammy-winning instrumental piece “A Change is Gonna Come.”

Awards and Nominations

  • Winner, Best Rock Instrumental Performance (6 times):
  • 1985: “Escape”
  • 1989: “Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop with Terry Bozzio & Tony Hymas.”
  • 1993: “Hi-Heel Sneakers”
  • 2001: “Dirty Mind”
  • 2014: “Morning Phase”
  • 2018: “Colors”
  • Grammy Award: Winner, Best Pop Instrumental Performance (1 time):
  • 1999: “A Day in the Life”
  • Grammy Award: Nominee, Best Rock Performance (2 times):
  • 2023: “Patient Number 9” (with Ozzy Osbourne)
  • 2012: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)” (with various artists)
  • Nominee, Best Rock Album (1 time):
  • 2012: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)” (with various artists)
  • Winner, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (1 time):
  • 2011: “Imagine” (with India Arie, Herbie Hancock, and Pink)
  • Nominee, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (1 time):
  • 2011: “I Put a Spell on You” (with Joss Stone)
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (twice):
  • 1992: as a member of the Yardbirds
  • 2009: as a solo artist
  • Winner of British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music (2014)
  • Ranked #5 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time (2023)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @jeffbeckofficial
  • Facebook handle: @jeffbeckmusic
  • Twitter handle: N/A

Personal Life

Beck married Patricia Brown from 1963 to 1967 and later married Sandra Cash in 2005. He did not have any children.

At the time of his passing, he resided in a historic building known as Riverhall in Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Beck adopted a vegetarian lifestyle in 1969 and supported the Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust. He was also passionate about classic Ford hot rods, often working on their exteriors and engines independently.

Jeff Beck, 78, passed away from bacterial meningitis at a hospital near Riverhall on January 10, 2023. Following the announcement of his death, fellow musicians and friends paid tribute to him.

Jimmy Page mentioned that Beck’s unique musical abilities will be greatly missed, while Mick Jagger stated that the world has lost a talented guitarist and a wonderful man.

Ronnie Woods, a former bandmate of Beck’s, expressed his sorrow over losing a close friend. Beck’s funeral was held at St. Mary’s Church in Beddington on February 3.


Studio albums:

  • Truth (1968)
  • Beck-Ola (1969)
  • Rough and Ready (1971)
  • Jeff Beck Group (1972)
  • Blow by Blow (1975)
  • Wired (1976)
  • There & Back (1980)
  • Flash (1985)
  • Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop (1989)
  • Who Else! (1999)
  • You Had It Coming (2001)
  • Jeff (2003)
  • Emotion & Commotion (2010)
  • Loud Hailer (2016)
  • Hyperspace (2019)
  • 18 (2022) (with Johnny Depp)

Collaborative albums:

  • Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973) (with Beck, Bogert & Appice)
  • Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live (1977) (with the Jan Hammer Group)
  • Frankie’s House (1992) (with Jed Leiber)
  • Crazy Legs (1993) (with the Big Town Playboys)
  • Playboys

Live albums:

  • Live at Ronnie Scott’s (2008)
  • Live in Tokyo (2014)
  • Live (2017) (with the Hollywood Vampires)

Compilation albums:

  • Best of Beck (1985)
  • The Ultimate Collection (1999)
  • Jeff Beck: Greatest Hits (2006)

Net Worth

Jeff Beck, an English rock guitarist, had accumulated a fortune of $25 million at the time of his passing.

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