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Jeff Beck talks touring with Brian Wilson, meeting Chuck Berry, screwing up songs and more



Rolling Stone once named Jeff Beck one of the five greatest guitarists of all time. But even Beck, the former Yardbird and wildly influential guitarist, was a little unsure about touring with living legend Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

"I've always been a huge Beach Boys fan," he said during a recent phone interview. "Pet Sounds really turned it around for me. They sang about girls and sunsets — for someone scrubbing around in dreary old England, it's what we needed."

Beck and Wilson will perform Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Click here for details.

For Sean Daly's full interview with Jeff Beck, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:19pm]


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