Tim Bogert (Beck, Bogert & Appice, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) has died

UPDATE: Carmine Appice has confirmed the news that legendary musician Tim Bogert has died at the age of 76. On his socials, Appice wrote:

My true friend Tim Bogert died today.

He was like a brother to me. He was my friend for over 50 years.

Tim was a one of a kind bass player. He inspired many, many bass players worldwide. He was as masterful at shredding as he was holding down a groove, and Tim introduced a new level of virtuosity into rock bass playing. No one played like Tim. He created bass solos that drove audiences to a frenzy every time he played one. And he played a different solo every night. He was the last of the legendary 60’s bass players.

Tim was a very intelligent person. So intelligent that we would call him “Spock”. You could ask him anything and he would know something about it.

I loved Tim like a brother. He will be missed very much in my life. I will miss calling him, cracking jokes together, talking music and remembering the great times we had together, and how we created kick-ass music together.

Perhaps the only good thing about knowing someone close to you is suffering a serious illness, is you have an opportunity to tell them that you love them, and why you love them. I did that, a lot. I was touched to hear it said back to me. Nothing was left unsaid between us and I’m grateful for that. I highly recommend it.

Rest in peace, my partner. I love you. See you on the other side.

Reports are currently starting to circulate that John Voorhis “Tim” Bogert III AKA Tim Bogert has passed away. Rockers Paul Shortino and Mike Portnoy have commented on the matter in the past hour of this posting.

“⁦#TimBogert ⁩R.I.P. You will be missed,” said Shortino. Portnoy added, “So sorry to hear of the passing of bass legend Tim Bogert. One of the true pioneers of the instrument in the late 60’s/early 70’s with his work with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck Bogert Appice

Musicians Institute commented the following: “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.

Metal supergroup BPMD posted: “RIP to one of the most innovative and bad ass bassists to walk the planet… Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge, Beck/Bogert/Appice and Cactus. Cactus was a band Blitz & Menghi bonded over hence us covering their rendition of “Evil” on our “American Made” record.

This story is developing…

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