Jeff Beck

Beck in 2007, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Geoffrey Arnold Beck

Place of Birth: Surrey Mid Eastern, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 June, 1944

Ethnicity: German (paternal grandfather), English

Jeff Beck is an English musician. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in rock. He has been a member of the band The Yardbirds, with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, and The Jeff Beck Group, with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.

Jeff is the son of Ethel and Arnold Herbert Beck. He is married to Sandra Beck.

Jeff’s paternal grandfather was named Arnold Theodore/Theador Arnold Beck. Arnold was born, c. 1863, in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Jeff’s paternal grandmother was named Susan Amila. Susan was born in Devonshire, England.

Jeff’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Dixie.

Sources: Marriage record of Jeff’s parents –

Jeff’s father on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Jeff’s paternal grandparents, Arnold Theodore/Theador Arnold Beck and Susan Amila, on the 1891 England and Wales Census –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    The “Jeff Beck Group” formed in London in early 1967 included vocalist Rod Stewart and rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood.

  2. andrew says:


    Jeff’s paternal grandparents were Arnold Theodore/Theador Arnold Beck and Susan.

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