15 February 2012
252 pages, Backbeat, 1st Printing edition (May 1, 2001)
"Jeff Beck" is one of the most influential guitarists in the history of Rock music and one of the greatest guitarists in the world.
"Jeff Beck: Crazy Fingers" is a definitive, unauthorized biography of "Jeff Beck". This well-researched, enlightening book positions "Jeff Beck"'s astonishing achievements - like the pioneering of feedback - within the musical climate of the times.
Chronicling his incarnations before and with "The Yardbirds", "The Jeff Beck Group" and beyond, the book describes in detail: Beck's favored Fender guitars (1954 "Fender Esquire", "Fender Stratocaster" and "Fender Telecaster"), passion for hot rods, relationships with "Rod Stewart", "Jimmy Page", "Jimi Hendrix", "Buddy Guy", "David Bowie", "Stevie Wonder", "Mick Jagger" and other artists, love of rockabilly, recording collaborations ranging from Donovan to "Tina Turner", landmark solo and instrumental work, and much more.
Includes a wealth of personal, musical and historical detail, great photos, and a comprehensive discography. Career, not life. Rock'n'roll, not gossip.