Jeff Beck, the celebrated guitarist who played with the Yardbirds, died Tuesday at the age of 78.

“On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck’s passing. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he peacefully passed away yesterday,” a statement from his representative read. “His family ask for privacy while they process this tremendous loss.”

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Beck recently completed a tour with Johnny Depp. He received seven Grammys for instrumental performances, and an eighth for his 2009 work on Herbie Hancock’s “The Imagine Project.”

He is often described as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, pioneering jazz-rock and experimenting with fuzz and distortion effects. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds.

Here are some of his top songs:

“Stroll On” (1966): Beck played dual lead-guitar with Jimmy Page in an adaptation of “Train Kept A-Rollin’” for director Michelangelo Antonioni’s Swinging London mystery “Blow Up” (titled “Stroll On” in the film).

“Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” (1975): This song featured in Beck’s Blow by Blow album along with Thelonius. 

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“Freeway Jam” (1975): It was written by Max Middleton and produced by Jan Hammer.

“You’re the One” (1993):

From The Red Shoes album by Kate Bush, released in 1993, with Jeff Beck in guitar, Kate Bush for Vocals, Fender Rhodes for electric piano and Gary Brooker for Hammond Organ.

“Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me” (1993): 

Created in dedication to his first musical hero, Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps — and Vincent’s early guitarist Cliff Gallup.