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Jack Bruce, former Cream man, dies

Post  bryan1 on Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:52 am

Jack Bruce, former Cream man, dies aged 71
The singer, bassist and songwriter of the original supergroup had suffered liver disease

"Jack Bruce, best known as one third of Cream, has died of liver disease. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: ““It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

Bruce played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream, but even leaving aside that group, in which he played with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, his CV reads like a comprehensive guide to the British blues boom, with spells in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann.

Jack Bruce, best known as one third of Cream, has died of liver disease. In a statement issued by his family on Saturday, his family said: ““It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

Bruce played bass, sang and was the principal songwriter in Cream, but even leaving aside that group, in which he played with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, his CV reads like a comprehensive guide to the British blues boom, with spells in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann.

Following the demise of Cream in 1968, Bruce worked mainly as a solo artist or as part of small groups. Cream reunited briefly in 2005 for a short series of shows, but soon split again. The animus between Baker and Bruce, which had made Cream so combustible in the 60s, and had caused Bruce to leave the Graham Bond Organization even before then, appeared to make any further Cream activity unworkable. The irony was that both had achieved their greatest commercial success together: not only were Cream hugely successful, but the album the two released with guitarist Gary Moore as BBM in 1994 saw them make a rare return to the top 10, it being as near to Cream as fans thought they would ever see."

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/25/jack-bruce-former-cream-man-dies-aged-71

Jack Bruce: five songs that chart his journey through the 60s to Cream


http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/oct/25/jack-bruce-five-songs-chart-journey-through-the-60s-to-cream
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Post  beauferal on Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:55 am

Didn't know his music well, but hearing Sunshine of Your Love again recently reminded me that I have heard and enjoyed lots of his music. Here's to knowing what comes next is more lovely than could ever be imagined Smile
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Post  beauferal on Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:33 am

I had the pleasure of going to The Sunshine of Your Love at The Roundhouse in London (celebration of Jack Buce's music) and heard some great music performed by a great bunch of artists! Wonderful evening!
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Post  beauferal on Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:35 am

I should have also said a celebration of Mr Bruce's life as well as the great music he was involved in creating!
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