Steve Perry Sends His Goodbyes To Jeff Beck

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When guitar legend Jeff Beck passed away at age 78, he left behind a group of devastated devotees. Many of his musical peers turned to social media after hearing the tragic news to mourn the loss of a beloved friend. Meanwhile, Steve Perry finally managed to say his final goodbye to Beck, although it took him several days.

In a Facebook post, the ex-Journey frontman wrote: “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. 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.”

He further added: “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.”

Beck gained notoriety in the 1960s after taking Eric Clapton’s place in the Yardbirds. A year later he left to form The Jeff Beck Group with fellow musicians Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. Beck has won eight Grammy Awards, the first being for best rock instrumental performance in 1985 for “Escape.” Since then, he was remembered as one of the greatest guitarists of all time by most rock magazines.