Steve Perry Finally Finds Courage To Bid Jeff Beck Farewell

Jeff Beck, the guitar god who influenced generations of guitarists, left his fans heartbroken with his passing at 78. Upon hearing the sad news, many of his fellow musicians took to social media to express their sadness over such a dear friend’s loss. However, it took days for Steve Perry to be able to say goodbye to Beck.

“After sitting for days in the sad news of Jeff Beck’s passing, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t share my thoughts and feelings,” said Steve Perry in his Facebook post, admitting it was hard to bid farewell to Jeff Beck. “No one, and I mean no one, played more lyrical guitar than Jeff Beck. He always had a bold insistence on playing timeless melodies with simple emotional phrasing, like no other.”

Revealing that he dreamed of having the chance to sing with Jeff Beck, Steve continued, “My dream was that someday, I’d get to sing with him. His passing left a one-of-a-kind void that will never be filled! Godspeed Jeff… My deepest condolences to his family.”

It’s been over a week since Jeff Beck departed from this world. His family, friends, and fans woke up to the sad news on January 10, and many of his fellow musicians needed time to process their grief. Jimmy Page and David Gilmour were among the first who paid tribute to him.

On the other hand, Steve Stevens shared an instance that Jeff Beck’s passing reminded him of. According to the guitarist, Beck and the Police’s Stewart Copeland had an unreleased project they recorded back in 2000. Although the project never had a chance to surface, Stevens still has hopes to hear the results.