Tim Bogert, Pete Bremy
Bogert was certainly my bass hero, and certainly my most profound
influence. I first saw him, Vince and the rest of the Fudge, in 1967
(see photos below), when I was 14 years old. What a thrill to finally
meet him in 1998. Little did I know then, that when Tim would come
down with pneumonia in 2002, that I would fill in for him in Vanilla
Fudge with his blessing! Thanks, Tim!"
Shrine" - Most Vanilla Fudge fans think of the "Shrine"
as the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California where the Fudge
recorded the Break Song Live. To me, it's the Pleasureland Swim Club
in Oakland, New Jersey. It's the first time I saw Vanilla Fudge in
August of 1967. Pleasureland has been closed for many years, yet the
run down pavillion still remains in 2002. I paid a visit there and
took some photos. The photo at left is the overgrown pavillion, and
the photo at right is what's left of the rotted out stage."