27, 1944 - January
from the webmaster:
January 13, 2021, Tim passed away after a long battle with cancer.
When Tim retired in 2009, he asked me to take this site down. I
refused. I wanted his legacy to live on. We struck a deal that I
would convert it from a dynamic site to a static tribute site. That
is why this site has remained the same for over ten years. I created
this site in 1997 as a fan site without Tim's knowledge. He
discovered it a few months later and declared it his official site.
It was created with tools of the day. I was and still am a rank
amateur at building web sites, it was and is a hobby. Tim is my hero,
that is why I created the site in the first place. I never was able
to keep up with technology, yet Tim stuck with me as his webmaster,
and we remained friends all these years. I spoke with him only a few
days before his passing. He deserves much better, but because he
stuck with me, I will leave the site as it is in his memory, the way
he remembered it. Maybe some other fan, way more skilled than I, will
create a site more befitting, and I am cool with that. I will keep
this site alive as long as I am alive. Folks who know me will know
why. God bless you Tim."
to the official web site of Tim Bogert. Tim is the truly legendary
rock bassist that put the thunder bass and amazing vocals in so many
classic rock bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and Beck Bogert
Appice. Tim and drummer Carmine Appice are one of the most famous
rhythm sections in rock history. Visit the biography page for his
August, 2005, Tim was involved and injured in a serious motorcycle
accident. Following a lengthy recovery, the trouper that he is he
returned to touring with Vanilla Fudge in 2007. Sadly however,
lingering problems resulting from the accident have forced Tim to
reluctanly retire from touring. He is currently living in Simi
Valley, California and still does session work locally and over the
Internet. Tim can be contacted via his Facebook
is on Youtube! Just search "Tim Bogert",
"Cactus", "Vanilla Fudge"....
from the June, 2009 issue of Bass Player Magazine. Badass Rock
Bassist Billy Sheehan said the following in an interview...
your timing is locked, you can get away with almost anything. James
Jamerson, Paul McCartney, and Tim Bogert are classic examples of
players using the entire fingerboard while serving the song. And
times when it's a blast to cut loose. Players who can't or don't play
a lot of notes shouldn't frown on those who do, and vice versa."
up the June edition of Bass Player magazine for the entire interview
with Billy Sheehan, a self-described disciple and friend of Tim's.
Also, check Tim's scrapbook for photos of Tim and Billy being
inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame in 1999, along with
many other bass greats.
Fudge was inducted into the Long
Island Music Hall of Fame
on October 15, 2006 along with other greats, including Billy Joel,
Joan Jett, Richie Havens, George Gershwin and many others!