Tim Bogert, who was part of such big acts as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus and later in the supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice, died of cancer today at the age of 76. His death was confirmed by his former bandmate Carmine Appice.
When he died, he was working with Beck and Appice on an upcoming live album by Beck, Bogert & Appice
For a long time Bogert was considered one of the great rock bassists in the heyday of the genre in the 1960s and 1970s, as one of the few early rockers whose solos could hold an audience.
The Musicians Institute, a music school in Hollywood where Bogert taught, issued a statement mourning his death.
“Today we mourn our friend and former faculty member #TimBogert. A statement from MI Bass Instructor Maurice Verloop: MI and the worldwide bass community were very fortunate to experience one of the great pioneers of the bass guitar in our lives. We celebrate his contributions as an artist, educator and person. His groove will live on from all of the students he has inspired and his impressive catalog of recordings. You are missing.”
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Bogert was born John Voorhis Bogert III on August 27, 1944 in New York City and was part of Vanilla Fudge from 1967 to 1968. He recorded five albums with a band that also included Appice. Both formed Cactus and started playing with Beck when his Jeff Beck Group broke up. From this, the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice developed in 1972, which lasted until 1975.
Bogert played bass guitar with Bo Diddley The 20th anniversary of rock ‘n’ roll All-star album.
In the years that followed, Bogert worked with acts such as the Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, the British group Boxer, and guitarist Rick Derringer. In 1981 Bogert became a faculty member at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Rock Hall of Fame recognized Bogert in 1999 and he re-teamed with Appice in a number of tour groups.
No information about survivors was immediately available.