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Beck's Bolero 1966

This instrumental track was recorded in 1966 by Jeff Beck (lead guitars), Jimmy Page (12 string rhythm), John Paul Jones (bass), Keith Moon (drums) and Nicky Hopkins (piano). I had the extended version of this with backwards guitar at the end as the flip side of Beck's single, Hi Ho Silver Lining. However it is best known as a track on Beck's album Truth, minus this end bit. Here is the complete track.

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The following is paraphrased from Douglas J Nobles article written based on his interview with Beck: So how did Jimmy Page come to write 'Beck's Bolero'? 'Well, with some difficulty and largely without me! ..... I went over to Jim's house and he had this 12-string Fender and he loved the idea of using a bolero-type rhythm for a rock record. He was playing the bolero rhythm and I played the melody on top of it, but then I said, "Jim, you've got to break away f
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Added: Jun-6-2009 
By: Rocket_Smoke
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Tags: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins
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  • Very cool, RS.

    For those who may not know, this was inspired by Ravel's Bolero, a very cool piece in it's own right. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-4J5j74VPw or one of the other performances. Or rent "10", and get some ogling on Bo Derek in her prime as well. I never wanted to be Dudley Moore so bad.

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  • Excellent post! And factually correct (I checked...lol).
    Jeff plays this as his opening song on pretty well every live performance in the past 2-3 years (maybe longer, I dunno).
    And he'll hopefully open with it when I see him in concert this summer.
    :)
    :)
    :)
    and............ voted!

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    • Thank you for the 3 smyle rating and vote.
      Glad to know you got my back.
      I'll check Beck's tour schedule to see if he's coming to the southwest. Never seen him live. Would be a great experience.
      Cheers!

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  • That was very cool! I love that whole era. If I could go back in time it would be England around, say, 1961....and I'd like to stay a few years!

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  • classic stuff

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  • When I saw Jeff Beck in concert,I think the tickets were eight dollars!
    Call me a geezer I guess.

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    • Greezer!

      I crawled out of the cave back in 1959 and I'm still Rockin'!

      8 dollars? I'm sure that included the cost of gas too!

      Thanks for poppin' in.

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  • good stuff thanks for posting!

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    • My pleasure. It's good to see there's a few of us who appreciate the classics.
      I've listened the song since I was a kid. But I just recently learned that Keith Moon played as the drummer. I'm a big Moony fan. And on top of that, Half of Led Zeppelin was present. Now that's a Superband. If your interested in finding more of these little nuggets, check out smyle's channel. He's the guy with "The Day the Earth Stood Still" avitar. He's pretty schmart.

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    • smart?
      compared to a brick maybe.
      ;)

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    • Freaking Nicky Hopkins, he must have played on every UK release from '65 thru '70!
      lol

      btw, beck tic hammered me for $157.!!!!!!!! but wtf, lol, days of $19.95 are wayyyyyyyyy past.

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    • I missed his SW USA tour...so since your paying to be his pick boy, could you grab a few picks for me?

      You still owe me....right?

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    • You can have the pics, I'm going for Tal Wilkenfeld's used panties.

      :O

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  • Thanks jackal.

    I never wanted to be a bikini bottom so bad. HA!

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  • Classic stuff, thanx for sharing

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