We are merely 24 hours removed from the sad news that guitar legend Jeff Beck has passed. The likes of Mick Jagger, and former actor Johnny Depp, have all shared their thoughts and experiences with the late legend. Today, Morrissey to their platform and shared their thoughts and feelings with the world. Let’s see what they had to say.
As per Morrissey, Jeff Beck, who played guitar on Morrissey’s “Black Cloud” (from Years Of Refusal, 2009), has died.
“We are losing so many, so quickly, that it is difficult to stay sane and to keep your thoughts strong. Are we all dreaming? The greats of pop and rock music are now almost entirely wiped-out.
Jeff raised the guitar to a higher plane. Watching and listening to him play on Black Cloud … I hadn’t ever seen anything like it. He turned the guitar into an adventure for everyone who listened to him. He was also very easy company, and funny, and his death is a stark message for the rest of us. I am privileged beyond words to have witnessed Jeff’s greatness. But it’s not enough to simply say those words. The days are darker now.”
News of Beck’s death has certainly impacted more than just the performers who played with him live. Fans and most importantly his family and close friends are feeling the affects of the loss. We wish them all the very best.