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Rock Hall Class of ’09: ‘Who Else’ but Jeff Beck? Part 3

The tours which followed through the mid-1970s did more than feed Beck’s ego, however.

They also pinpointed a musical direction he had never seriously considered, one in which the instrumentation was the star, and the instrumentalists were simply the vehicles which carried it to the stage. And once he was joined by Dutch percussion genius Jan Hammer, early into the Wired sessions, suddenly the sky was the limit.