KGB was an English–American blues-rock supergroup that released two albums on MCA Records in 1976. Singer Ray Kennedy co-wrote “Sail On, Sailor” for The Beach Boys and recorded two solo albums. Guitarist Mike Bloomfield and keyboardist Barry Goldberg hailed from brass-rockers The Electric Flag. Drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogart & Appice) and […]


Cactus were an American hard-rock/blues band from NYC that released four albums on Atco between 1970 and 1972. Drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert hailed from psych-rockers Vanilla Fudge. The pair would subsequently team with guitarist Jeff Beck in the power-trio Beck, Bogart and Appice. Members: Carmine Appice (drums), Tim Bogert (bass, 1970-2008), Rusty […]

Tony Ashton & Jon Lord ‎– First of the Big Bands (1974)

First of the Big Bands is a collaborative album between organist/vocalist Tony Ashton and keyboardist Jon Lord, released in 1974 on Purple Records. Drumming is provided on select tracks by Ian Paice, with whom the pair would form a trio for 1977’s Malice in Wonderland album. Tracklist: A1. “We’re Gonna Make It” (3:52) A2. “Downside […]

Beck, Bogert & Appice

Beck, Bogert & Appice were an English–American 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, […]