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Track 7 from their first album “Beck-Ola” released in 1969 copyright Epic Records. It was recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, Abbey Road Studios and Trident Studios in London. Beck wanted his music to have a heavier sound so he replaced Mickey Waller with drummer Tony Newman. The great Nicky Hopkins had played piano on Beck’s debut solo album “Truth” and he was invited to join the band as a full-time member. The recording sessions were completed in only six days. Once the album was released, the band embarked on a U.S. tour. They were scheduled to appear at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair and were included on posters advertising the event. Unfortunately, tensions that had been brewing between the members came to a head and resulted in the tour being cancelled early on when Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood quit the band. They went on to form The Faces. Nicky Hopkins joined Jefferson Airplane as a guest for their performance at Woodstock and became a member of the psychedelic band Quicksilver Messenger Service shortly after. He appeared on three of their albums before returning to London and his successful career as a popular session musician. He also became a member of the Rolling Stones touring band and accompanied them on their world tours in ’71, ’72 and ’73. In late 1969 Beck was injured in a car accident and was forced to take several months off to recuperate. This album continued the band’s use of blues to create a harder rock style. It received mixed reviews at the time but is now considered an important part of the evolution of hard rock. It reached No. 39 in the U.K. and No. 15 on the Billboard chart but only achieved Gold status in 2000. Written by Nicky Hopkins, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck & Tony Newman and produced by Mickie Most. RIP Nicky Hopkins, Mickie Most, Micky Waller & Jeff Beck. Featuring:

Jeff Beck – Lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars
Rod Stewart – Lead vocals
Nicky Hopkins – Piano & organ
Ronnie Wood – Bass
Tony Newman – Drums


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