A Tribute to Jeff Beck, London, 22-23 May 2023

Absolutely beautiful and magical concerts in the memory of one of the greatest guitarists Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall! I was literally laughing and crying during the show as it was very emotional, thanks to the amazing artists Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Gary Clark Jr, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Billy F Gibbons, Imelda May, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Joss Stone, Olivia Safe, Kirk Hammett, Johnny Depp, Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles and Robert Stevenson! Great lineup and setlist featuring different eras of Jeff Beck’s music. 

22 May 2023

At the beginning of the show two Yardbirds hits “Shapes of Things” and “Heart full of Sould” were played by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall and the band. Clapton then welcomed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedesxhi to the stage.

Joss Stone performing “I put a spell on you”.

During Rod Stewart’s set at the May 22 tribute concert, he said, “I never thought I’d be here playing a concert in tribute to my dear old pal, Jeff Beck.” He started his set with “Infatuation,” his 1984 hit that featured Beck on guitar. 

After introducing Gary Clark Jr., Rode joked “I’ve never seen so many guitars in my life”.

Eric Clapton then sang “Going Down”, recorded by the Jeff Back Group in 1972 as the evening’s finale.

23 May 2023

Wish Buddy Guy and his band could have been there in person but great video tribute from the Legends, so many great memories!

Imelda May joined the lineup, which also included Johnny Depp, to sing “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” which she and Jeff Beck performed many times.

Other career-spanning repertoire included “Freeway Jam”, so closely associated with Jeff Beck’s 1977 live album with the Jan Hammer Group. Beck was touring with ZZ Top quite frequently. On this night, the band’s Billy Gibbons performed “Rough Boy”, which they had played together many times.

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