Bass Legend Tim Bogert Dies @ 76
Carmine Appice: 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.
Tim Bogert—Grand Master. I love you, Tim. Thank you for your awesomeness, generosity, and kindness. I hope we meet again, my friend. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/PopNKwJJ07
— Billy Sheehan (@BillyonBass) January 14, 2021
Rest In Peace Tim Bogert. A very unique and influential bassist and person indeed. I took a few private lessons from him 27 years ago & we had a blast jammin’ & chatting. He was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by many.
— Bjorn Englen (@BjornEnglen) January 14, 2021
Saw Beck Bogart and Appice on a bill with Lou Reed in ‘72!
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) January 14, 2021
Rest peacefully Tim Bogert. One of the greats. 🙏🏻🌟
— Tony Franklin (@FretlessMonster) January 14, 2021
RIP TIM BOGERT. I first saw Vanilla Fudge on a bill with the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page. Spectacular. I’d never heard 4 people play & sing as one. Tim was mind boggling on all fronts. Also when I saw Beck, Bogert&Appice. A powerhouse. https://t.co/fA1gjE9jgL
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 14, 2021
Sad to hear that bass extraordinare #TimBogart passed on from cancer. We thank you for your contribution to music and bass playing. My thoughts goes out to his family/friends. 🙏 #RipTimBogart #VanillaFudge #Cactus #BeckBogertAppice pic.twitter.com/ngoTdJzyNs
— Marten Andersson (@anderssonmarten) January 14, 2021
I posted this photo last week in memory of EVH. Just got word that Tim Bogert has passed away. I wore the grooves out to my copy of Beck Bogert & Appice as a teen. Jamming with him and Ed was incredible and surreal. @eddievanhalen @WolfVanHalen @VanHalen pic.twitter.com/cSEtKZ1wv3
— Steve Stevens (@Stevestevens) January 14, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the passing of my first bass hero, Tim Bogert. My condolences to his band mates @carmineappice1 Mark Stein, his family and friends. Rest In Peace, Tim. pic.twitter.com/k9FQI7R7mZ
— Rudy Sarzo (@rudysarzo) January 14, 2021