Tim Bogert/ Vanilla Fudge Bassist Dead at 76

15 January 2021

Tim Bogert, who was a key part of major acts like Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the super-group Beck, Bogert & Appice, has passed away from cancer at the age of 76.

Bogert was one of the great Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bassists during the 60’s and 70’s, and, live, his bass solo’s could hold the attention of an audience.

The Hollywood Musicians Institute issued a statement: “Today we mourn the loss of our friend and former faculty member, #TimBogert. A statement from MI Bass instructor, Maurice Verloop: MI and the global bass community have had the great fortune of experiencing one the great pioneers of bass guitar in our lifetime.

“We celebrate his contributions as an artist, educator and human being.

“His groove will live on through all the students he inspired and his impressive catalog of recordings. You are missed.”

Bogert’s death was confirmed by his long-time bandmate and drummer Carmine Appice, who played alongside Bogert in Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert and Appice, where the two were joined by guitarist Jeff Beck.

Jeff Beck said: “Sad to hear the news about Tim’s passing. We shared some good times together on stage and thankfully our mutual work will stand the test of time. His style was totally unique and was never properly recognized. Miss you man.”

Bogert was inducted into the Hollywood Rock Hall of Fame in 1999. Recently he had been working with Beck and Appice on a forthcoming Beck, Bogert and Appice live album.

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