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Rod Stewart on reforming the Jeff Beck Group: "I'm up for it"

An enthusiastic Rod Stewart tells producer Nile Rodgers, "You and you alone can get The Jeff Beck Group back together."
The Jeff Beck Group publicity photo in 1967, (front): Jeff Beck, (rear, l-r): Aynsley Dunbar, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood.

The Jeff Beck Group publicity photo in 1967, (front): Jeff Beck, (rear, l-r): Aynsley Dunbar, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood.

When Rod Stewart was interviewed by Nile Rodgers on Deep Hidden Meaning Radio on Apple Music 1, he was served the idea of reforming The Jeff Beck Group with guitarist Beck and Ron Wood back on bass. Stewart replied enthusiastically, "I'm up for it."

Rodgers commented, "When I was working with Jeff [Beck] on the album Flash, my secret desire was to try and get you guys to reform The Jeff Beck Group."

Stewart replied, "Well, listen, if you want to get us back together, you can do it. You can speak to Jeff. I know Ronnie would do it. Ronnie would love to play bass again. I'm up for it, mate."

Rodgers continued, "Those early records just blew my mind."

"We didn't know. Obviously we didn't know how good they were," Stewart said. "We really didn't, until about 20 years later, because they weren't phenomenal sellers, but they were grassroots sellers. You know what I mean? They influenced a lot of bands. You and you alone can get The Jeff Beck Group back together."

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We'll see where Rodgers goes from here in attempting to reunite the group. But it will certainly be a tantalizing prospect for classic rock fans.

There was no mention of a drummer (if this reunion were to happen) but Carmine Appice would be an excellent choice for any serious collaborator.

  

The Jeff Beck Selected Discography (Goldmine Price Guide data)

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