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Influential rock guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78, family says

2023-01-11T23:04:58Z

Jeff Beck, the influential genre-bending English guitarist who rose to fame with the Yardbirds before later embarking on a solo career, has died at the age of 78, his family announced on Instagram on Wednesday.

He passed away on Tuesday, the family said.

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