JEFF BECK: Honoring Those Who Served
He has recorded a charity single with Joss Stone in honor of those who served in the military.
Jeff Beck has recorded the song “No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)” with singer Joss Stone for this year’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The Poppy Appeal was originally created for those returning from World War One and has been continued over the years to honor those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families. The song was written in 1976 and is about Willie McBride, who died during the First World War. Joss says, “When we started looking into who Willie was, we found no less than three men that it could have been. Then we realized that finding him was not actually as important as what he and this song stand for — peace and the sacrifice made by so many.”
The two will perform the song on Saturday at the Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.