Special Photo Gallery by Erik Kabik: Jeff Beck Performs in Israel

Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performed in Israel this week and Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik was there to capture these great photos (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Beck had been asked to scrap the show by pro-Palestinian groups but, unlike Elvis Costello and Carlos Santana who bowed to pressure and cancelled their respective tours, the English rocker and his band treated Israelis to a live performance at Caesarea on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.

Beck became well-known in the 60s as a member of the The Yardbirds.  He went on to win five Grammy awards and was ranked number 14 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Caesarea is believed to have been built on the ruins of Stratonospyrgos (Straton’s Tower), founded by Straton I of Sidon and was likely an agricultural storehouse in its earliest configuration. In 90 BCE, Alexander Jannaeus captured Straton’s Tower as part of his policy of developing the shipbuilding industry and enlarging the Hasmonean kingdom. Straton’s Tower remained a Jewish city for two generations, until the Roman conquest of 63 BCE when the Romans declared it an autonomous city. The pagan city underwent vast changes under Herod the Great, who renamed it Caesarea in honor of the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus. — Wikipedia

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel
Guitarist Jeff Beck performs at Caesarea in Israel

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.