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British Rock Double Feature: Small Faces and Pretty Things Docs Screen in Hollywood Friday Night

“Like a rawer, dirtier version of the Rolling Stones,” at least that’s how those who were in the know back in mid ‘60s London described the Pretty Things.

 

Unfortunately for the Pretty Things, they weren’t really all that pretty. Not as pretty as Mick, Keith, Brian, and the boys at least. Nor were there songs quite as enduring as the likes of “Ruby Tuesday,” “Jumping JackRead More

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A Conversation with Guitar Titan Jeff Beck

Guitar titan Jeff Beck talks with Fender Vision about what drives his practicing and how he must be “the most irritating person to live with,” for whomever has to listen to it! Beck also mentions that he’s been playing a Start since 1959 and is still discovering new ways to use it and that for him it remains the perfect instrument.

 

Beck also shares his passion for building cars and discusses his Read More

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Where Legends Live: The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Jeff Beck

Howard Kramer, curatorial director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, shows off the fabulously beat-up Esquire guitar Jeff Beck played with The Yardbirds. Jimmy Page played it as well, when he was in The Yardbirds with Beck, as the two would sometimes trade instruments.  This guitar came to the Rock & Roll Hall Fame via Read More

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