Beck, Bogert & Appice

Beck, Bogert & Appice were an EnglishAmerican rock trio comprised of guitarist Jeff Beck and the rhythm section of Vanilla Fudge: bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice. They released a self-titled studio album and a live double-album on Epic, both in 1973.

Members: Jeff Beck (guitar, vocals), Tim Bogert (bass, vocals), Carmine Appice (drums, vocals)

Beck first met Bogert and Appice in 1967. The guitarist had just left the Yardbirds and was forming his own group, which would ultimately record the 1968/69 albums Truth and Beck-Ola with guitarist Ron Wood (on bass) and singer Rod Stewart. After Wood and Stewart joined Faces, Beck and his manager Peter Grant arranged a meetup with the American pair, who were on the brink of exiting Vanilla Fudge. (Grant knew the band from their 1969 US tour with his main client, Led Zeppelin). They planned a November 1969 jam, but Beck got injured in a car crash just before the scheduled date. With Beck waylaid indefinitely, Bogert and Appice concluded their Fudge commitments and formed Cactus, which issued four albums between 1970 and 1972.

When Beck recovered, he formed a new backing band and made the 1971/72 Epic albums Rough and Ready and Jeff Beck Group. Weeks after the June 1972 release of that second album, Beck reconnected with the newly available Bogert and Appice. He first employed them for a pre-booked tour as the Jeff Beck Group, where they deputized bassist Clive Chaman and drummer Cozy Powell. Once the tour ended, they commenced sessions for their first album as a trio in December 1972.


  • Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973)
  • Live (1973)


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