Bassist Tim Bogert, who played in pioneering hard rock bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and Beck, Bogert & Appice has died.

Friends and fans posted regrets online, including Paul Stanley of KISS, who wrote: “I first saw Vanilla Fudge on a bill with the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page. Spectacular. I’d never heard 4 people play and sing as one. Tim was mind boggling on all fronts. Also when I saw Beck, Bogert & Appice. A powerhouse.”

Billy Sheeran who played bass for David Lee Roth, Talas, UFO, Steve Vai, and others wrote: “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.”

Bogert, who co-founded Vanilla Fudge in 1967, died after suffering a lengthy illness. He was 76.


  • Bassist Tim Bogert, co-founder of Vanilla Fudge has died.
  • Paul Stanley of KISS called his talent “mind boggling on all fronts.”
  • He died after suffering a lengthy illness. He was 76.