Why does humanity wake up to the talent of artists after their death?

Or Mishal
3 min readAug 28, 2023
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O n January 10, 2023, the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, passed away at 78. Beck became known as a virtuoso who influenced many of the guitar heroes who came after him — including in the metal genre.

He is considered to have led the rock-blues scene in the UK, was known for his improvisational skills and his love of harmonies, won seven Grammy Awards, entered the Rock Hall of Fame twice, and was ranked fifth on Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest guitarists ever.

Unlike more popular guitarists who have gained significant international recognition, Beck is considered a valued guitarist among anonymous and especially famous guitarists who appreciated his unique and different talent that is only associated with him, such as David Gilmour and Bon Jovi — see for yourself.

Here, it is worth noting that Beck contributed a lot to shaping the figure of the virtuoso guitarist and managed to influence many guitarists worldwide who tried to imitate his movements on stage.

This is a valued musician who played alongside important and prominent artists and was a member of significant ensembles that contributed to the soundtrack of our lives. Unlike the range of guitarists specializing in the rock and blues genre, Mr. Beck developed a unique sound that is only identified with him in the jazz and fusion category and even made a huge contribution to American rock’s design.

Beck was born in Surrey, near London, and learned to play the guitar in his youth. After graduating from high school, he began studying art at Wimbledon College and, at the same time, performed with a variety of bands, often alongside his friend Jimmy Page, who later recommended him to “The Yardbirds” in the mid-1960s, as a replacement for the retired Eric Clapton. Beck introduced an adventurous and psychedelic spirit to the band.

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Or Mishal

Or Mishal is a composer, guitarist and is an enthusiastic supporter of young and anonymous musicians worldwide. For more, visit http://ormishal.net