70s Jeff Beck Blow By Blow Guitar Distressed Rock t-shirt Small
Chest 17 in.
Length 22.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This incredible vintage shirt is from the 70s and it promotes the release of British guitarist Jeff Beck's album Blow by Blow. This was Beck's first solo album released by Epic Records in 1975. The album was entirely instrumental and it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Beck was known for his 20-month long stint playing guitar for the Yardbirds. He was brought in on the recommendation of Jimmy Page to replace Eric Clapton. During Beck's time with the group they managed to record most of their Top 40 hits and the album Roger the Engineer.
In the 70s Beck united with fellow guitarists Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice to form the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice. They broke up shortly before Beck began recording Blow by Blow. The album was put together with the help of keyboardist Max Middleton who had worked with Beck in his band the Jeff Beck Group. It was produced by George Martin who had just worked on the Mahavishnu Orchestra's album Apocalypse. Stevie Wonder also contributed, providing the songs "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" and "Thelonius".
Following the release, Beck put together a live band for a US tour to promote the album. He toured throughout the spring of 1975 backed by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Max Middleton, Wilbur Bascomb, and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. During one of the shows Beck became annoyed with a talk box he was using and then subsequently broke a string on his legendary Yardbirds-era Stratocaster. Annoyed, he tossed both the guitar and the talk box into the audience and finished the concert playing a Les Paul. The following year he recorded his second album Wired.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. This shirt is distressed and thrashed. It is paper thin with many holes. Do not machine wash, gentle hand washing only!