Joe Beck

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Birthday
29, 1945
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 22, 2008 (62)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1945
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jul 22, 2008 (62)

About

Remembered for his collaborations with such renowned musicians as Miles Davis, James Brown, and Duke Ellington, this jazz and rock guitarist recorded such late 1960s and early 1970s albums as Rock Encounter, Nature Boy, and Beck.

Before Fame

He started his musical career with Gil Evans' jazz orchestra, recording such works as Blues in Orbit and Where Flamingos Fly.

Trivia

He performed on Paul Simon's albums Still Crazy After All These Years and One-Trick Pony (released in 1973 and 1980, respectively).

Family Life

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he died in Connecticut of lung cancer at the age of sixty-two.

Associated With

He and fellow guitarist Jimmy Bruno collaborated on a 2000 album titled Polarity.