Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

Beck grew up in Wallington, England. His mother's piano playing and the family's radio tuned to everything from dance to classical made sure Beck was surrounded by music from a young age.

"For my parents, who lived through the war, music was a source of comfort to them. Life was tense and music helped them forget about their troubles. I'm sure that made an impression on me," recalls Beck. "I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio—much to my parent's... more