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Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck to reunite for the first time in more than 50 years

News 11/04/2019

Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck will be sharing a stage at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in over 50 years since the duo made their U.S. debut together.

Happening on 27th Sept this year, tickets to this rare gig will go on sale this Friday via Live Nation. Their last extended set together took place more than 35 years ago.

In February 1867, Beck recruited Stewart for his self-titled post-Yardbirds band. The Jeff Beck Group had opened for the Grateful Dead at New York's Fillmore East in 1968.

"The songs flowed out so fast, it was incredible," Beck once told Chicago Tribune in 1989. "I would come up with the music and the grooves, and Rod would return later with these great lyrics. Since the band was basically a three-piece, there was no room for messing about. We had to hit where it hurt all the time or the whole thing would have fallen apart."

Before Stewart's departure in 1969, the Jeff Beck Group had released 'Truth' and 'Beck-Ola' which reached number 15 on the charts. The duo later reunited briefly in '84 and '85 but the planned tour eventually ended only after a few shows.

In 1994, Beck inducted Stewart into the Rock Hall of Fame. 

Both Beck and Stewart also attempted a studio reunion before Stewart's 2013 'Time' LP but the plan fell apart.