Most Famous Song Jeff Beck Played On?

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  1. BadHat

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    Private Dancer? Most normal people probably aren't familiar with his own recordings, I don't think. Is that Bon Jovi song pretty well known? I'm not a Bon Jovi fan, so I really don't know. I do know Mark Knopfler has said he wasn't that impressed with the solo JB played on the song he wrote for Tina.
     
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    I believe he played on “Barabajagal” by Donovan which charted pretty well back in the day. It would probably only be familiar to the folks who were around in sixties, though.
     
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    I remember People Get Ready, but did it get any airplay?
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot all about all those Donovan songs he played on.
     
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    Yes, lots.
     
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    “Infatuation” by Rod Stewart was all over MTV.
     
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    What did he play on for Bon Jovi?
     
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    I would venture to guess in Bon Jovi land Blaze Of Glory is probably in their top 5 most replayed songs even though it was more of Jon's solo effort.

    Lots of people had heard him for the first time on that song. Myself included. I remember it being a big deal at the time.
     
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    Glad I'm not a "normal" person then ;)

    I agree Blaze Of Glory is pretty well known and Private Dancer. I remember hearing him on a Roger Waters album, but I'd say that The Yardbirds were also pretty popular and the Truth album with Rod Stewart has gained popularity over the years.

    Not well known but I liked hearing him play on John McLaughlin's “Django” and Brian May's "The Guv'nor" which is actually about Beck.
     
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    I never knew he played on Blaze of Glory. Or, I forgot if I once knew.

    That was a mega hit for sure.
     
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    Don’t feel bad.
    I just found out about a year ago he played on Private Dancer.
    And it was from TGP I gleaned that info.

    As to the OP’s question, I’ll answer with a qualifier.
    That qualifier is that his presence and playing have to be known/trumpeted.
    So, People Get Ready.

    If not, Private Dancer.
    Although Blaze of Glory was a pretty big hit. JBJ at the pinnacle of his career and the movie tie-in.
     
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    lol Jeff is a freaking alien.
     
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    I only want to think about what he did that was the best, not the most famous, and to me the most famous and the best and the records that matter are Going Down and Beck's Bolero and the classic Yardbirds stuff (I'm Not Talkin', Heart Full of Soul, Train Kept A-Rollin', Over Under Sideways Down, Shapes of Things, Happening Ten Years Time Ago, Hot House of Omagarashid, The Nazz Are Blue, Jeff's Boogie, Psycho Daisies, etc.), I Ain't Superstitious from Truth, Definitely Maybe, also You Know What I Mean, She's a Woman, 'Cause We've Ended as Lovers, all of Blow By Blow really, Blue Wind from Wired .....

    would have liked to have seen official footage of Beck with Bowie at the final Ziggy Stardust show but it was edited out of the final cut
     
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    Blaze of Glory was a big hit at the time. What a solo. Love the little whistle thing he does at the end.
     
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    Listen to Paul Rogers Muddy Waters Tribute.Jeff is all over that one.
     
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    I'd say Superstition is the most famous song. Regardless of who's version you are talking about.
     
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    He’s Jeff Beck. History will bend to find him.

    He was part of many hits. Hi Ho Silver Lining remains a Perennial in the UK, much to Jeff’s chagrin.
     

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