Jack Bruce Dies

John Symon Asher Bruce, known to millions of rock and roll fans across the globe as Jack Bruce, has passed away at the age of 71. The cause of death was given as complications following a long battle with liver disease.

Bruce skyrocketed to fame in the later 1960s as a member of Cream. His piercing wail and heavily amplified bass guitar were at the center of the sound for the legendary trio. Following his initial entry into the group, which also included guitar legend Eric Clapton and drumming virtuoso Peter “Ginger” Baker, Cream quickly became known as the first rock and roll “Super Group”.

Jack Bruce was not only a champion blues wailer and world respected bass guitarist, he was also an excellent songwriter. Some of the songs he authored, including “I Feel Free”, “Sunshine Of Your Love”, “Tales Of Brave Ulysses”, and “White Room”, have become indisputable standards of classic rock (and some of my personal favorites on to stream on FreedomPop).

However, Cream was not fated to last very long. Due to the turbulent in-fighting between the group’s members, Cream was forced to give their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

In later years, Bruce joined his former band mates, Clapton and Baker, to perform at the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Since then, Bruce had kept busy, releasing several solo albums, as well as an award winning collaboration with Robin Trower, “Seven Moons”. In short, the world of rock and roll has lost one of its true legends, but the legacy of Jack Bruce will live on.

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  • anthony denton
    November 20, 2016 - 10:45 pm | Permalink

    This concert, which took place in November 1968, has since gone on to be regarded as one of the finest performances ever given by a live rock group. That has been the top 3 essay writer websites doing the best they can.

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