Beck Gets Goldsmith On Board

Harvey Goldsmith is returning to management and will be guiding the career of legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.

Beck, who’ll be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland in April, contacted Goldsmith because he felt the world-famous promoter could help him. Goldsmith has a CBE for his work in the entertainment industry.

At various times, Goldsmith has managed Roger Waters, Van Morrison and Billy Connolly.

“Jeff asked me to dinner, where he told me he wanted a change in his working life. He said that he wanted to perform more and look for new opportunities,” Goldsmith explained. “I thought about it overnight and felt that I could be of help. I’m very excited about working with him, it will be a great partnership.”

Beck says he’s known Goldsmith for a long time and ran into him at last year’s Classic Rock Awards.

“Soon after I decided I wanted a change in my career, so I approached Harvey in December. It’s a great team and we have big plans, including new material and more performances,” the guitarist said in a statement.

Fellow inductees to The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame include Little Anthony & The Imperials, Metallica, Run D.M.C. and Bobby Womack. Beck has already been inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of The Yardbirds.

His immediate plans include his current Australian tour, which began at Perth Challenge Stadium Jan. 23 and ends at Auckland ASB Theatre-Aotea Centre Feb. 3.

Then it’s on to Japan for shows in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Fukuoka, and Osaka.

The Japan shows end at Saitama Super Arena Feb. 21-22, where Beck will share the stage with Eric Clapton.