Wednesday, April 23, 2014

All in his hands.....


In a short lived era of musical brilliance, The English group ' TheYardbirds' effectively altered music and influenced many young musicians.

At various times the group had as members Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.  All went on to bigger and better things and all remained a benchmark for others to follow.

Eric Clapton once said of Jeff Beck "With Jeff, It's all in his hands".

On Saturday night I was privileged to witness that for myself.  It was a show of subtlety, power and dynamics.  Watching closely, I came to see the truth in Clapton's comment.  With Jeff it is all in his hands. We too were in his hands.

I've now seen two out of the three Yardbirds guitarists in concert - Page and Beck.  Just one to go.

Stay safe.


  1. Awesome shot of Jeff mate, it looks like a painting.

  2. Hi George,
    Thanks for the kind words. It was one of those moments when the light on stage was perfect.
    A stranger also kindly lent me the use of his long lens for a minute or two after I had worked my way to the front. The lens I had was just a little short.
    Two things serendipitously combined and there was the image.