Saturday, October 25, 2014

Former Cream Front Man and Solo Artist Jack Bruce Passes Away at 71

It is with heavy heart that I announce that Cream front man and solo artist Jack Bruce has passed away today (October 25th) at the age of 71. A message was posted earlier in the day on Bruce's website officially announcing the tragedy:

“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.”

According to the Guardian the cause of Bruce's death was liver disease.

Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker had this to say on his Facebook page:

“I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce… My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time.”

Former Cream band mate and world renowned blues solo artist Eric Clapton said this through his Facebook:

"It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away this morning at his home in England.

"He was agreat musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me" ec"

To read what others have said on Bruce's passing, go to the link blow:

In a matter of only a few years in the late 60's, Bruce and Cream managed to change the face of rock n' roll by including more technical prowess, extending the lengths of songs, and including much more improvisation (especially in solos). Many of the songs he took lead vocals on are still played on the radio today. Such songs include Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, I Feel Free, etc. After Cream, Bruce went on to do many collaborations with people like Robin Trower, Uli Jon Roth, Leslie West, Bernie Marsden, Ringo Starr, etc.

It is sad to lose such a great talent, but at least Bruce has left behind a remarkable legacy and some of the greatest rock n' roll that the world has ever heard. I grew up rocking out to Cream a lot. I've even played quite a bit for my niece and nephew who are both of a very very young age group and they both LOVE it. Bruce may be gone, but he certainly will not be forgotten any time soon.

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