Jeff Beck receives an Honorary Fellowship from University of the Arts London and University of Sussex

Jeff Beck has received an Honorary Fellowship from University of the Arts London in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music.

On this special occasion Jeff swapped his guitar for the scroll to collect his honorary degree yesterday in London (18/7/11). Congratulations have been pouring in on Jeff’s Facebook page, and quite rightly so!

Jeff is also due to receive an honorary doctorate of music from Sussex University in Brighton later this summer.

UPDATE!

Jeff Beck has received an Honorary Degree from the University of Sussex for his ‘outstanding’ contribution and career in music.

He received his award from the comedian and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, who is the university’s chancellor.

The university said the honour acknowledged “an outstanding musical career and celebrated the relationship between the university and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM)”.

Watch his post ceremony interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

A fall tour was announced last month starting on October 12th in Halifax, NS and ending on November 1st in Napa, CA. More tour info here.

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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One Response to Jeff Beck receives an Honorary Fellowship from University of the Arts London and University of Sussex

  1. Great news, great artist! Definitely one of the most unique guitar players on the planet.

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