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Beck, Bogert & Appice


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A blues rock power trio composed of guitarist Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus).

The three attempted a collaboration project in 1970 but Beck suffered a head injury in a car accident that year which sidelined him for well over a year. Bogert and Appice, who previously were members of Vanilla Fudge, instead formed the group Cactus with guitarist Jim McCarty and singer Rusty Day. After several Cactus releases, the band split and Bogert and Appice were again searching for a new band. Beck, after recovering from the head injury, formed a new Jeff Beck Group and released several LPs before disbanding in 1972.

With all three members out of work they decided to revive the old idea of a collaboration and started work on their eponymous debut album Beck, Bogert & Appice. The album had solid sales in 1973 and had a hit single “Superstition”, which was a cover of Stevie Wonder’s original composition of the same name. Later that year the band released a live album in Japan (now an extremely sought after rare album), Live in Japan. The group began work on a second studio album, but Beck suddenly left the band in early 1974, forcing a dissolution.


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