A fantastic new live box set cements the legacy of an unforgettable hard rock trio
Beck, Bogert & Appice were one of those so-called supergroups that drew attention in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s as rock music entered a more muscular and progressive phase.
Naturally, any band that found Jeff Beck at the fore was bound to make headlines, but the union with the rhythm section from veteran Vanilla Fudge and Cactus bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice still managed to raise some eyebrows when it was announced in September, 1969. It wasn’t that they were unacquainted; the three originally convened two years before deciding they’d make their union official.
Nevertheless, after Beck was involved in an auto accident, their plans were put on hold for another two years while Beck recovered and then resumed touring with the remnants of his reconfigured Jeff Beck Group. Bogert and Appice were eventually drafted into that band to fill out its waning roster, which lasted until an official name change took place towards the tail end of 1972. The band’s eponymous debut was released on Atlantic Records early the following year, but that was the last the public would hear from the trio save a live album recorded in Japan later the same year. Soon after, the trio announced they had split up, leaving only a brief legacy lingering in their wake.
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Source: Rock And Roll Globe