Jeff Beck on “Idol Gives Back”

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck performs in the two – hour fundraising concert of the Emmy – Award winning television event and music celebration, “Idol Gives Back”. He performs the 1956 hit song of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I put a spell on you” with 23 year old singer Joss Stone. Aided by a four – piece band and backed by the Jubilation choir, Beck and Stone let the song build a boil which turned in a simmering, smoky take on the song. Stone, who was dressed in silver, floor – length gown walks across the stage and sometimes would bend low to draw note out of her lungs while Beck, guides the song with his reserved and almost flirtatious playing that ended up being one of the night’s most memorable moments.
Beck or Geoffrey Arnold Beck was one of the three noted guitarists which include Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to have played The Yardbirds. He was ranked 14th in the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” of the Rolling Stone Magazine. In addition to that, he was called “guitarist’s guitarist” by MSNBC and was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”
The fundraising concert of “American Idol” will raise money to benefit charities around the world and across the United States. The event was kicked off with a spee

ch from US President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle, which was then followed with the appearance of Jennifer Garner, who reported that an area of Kentucky has 45 percent of the children are living in poverty. Other celebrities who joined the fundraising concert were Victoria Adams, who gives viewers a look when she gave free books to children in Eastern Kentucky; “Get Him to the Greek” stars Russel Brand and Jonah Hill presents some jokes; Will I Am and the Black Eyed Peas rock the stage with “Rock That Body”; Alicia Keys takes the stage with the medley of “Un-Thinkable and “Empire State of Mind”; Justin Brier, Slash and many others took part in the event. The beneficiaries of the fundraising concert include Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s US Programs and the United Nations Foundation.

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