Monday, 27 October 2014

Jack Bruce 1943 - 2014

One of the great bass players, Jack Bruce was part of one of the early supergroups, Cream, with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

Known for his expertise across various musical styles, including rock, jazz and blues, Bruce's first commercial success came in the 60s with Manfred Mann, playing on their number one hit "Pretty Flamingo".

Although falling out of the limelight after Cream disbanded in 1968, Bruce remained active in the music business, however, he also fell foul of the drug lifestyle that seems to beset so many in that business.  Unlike many, he came out the other side.

Continuing to make music into the new millennium, Bruce joined his former Cream band mates for a number of reunion gigs in 2005, and continued to record, with his last album Silver Rails being released earlier this year.

His death came 10 years to the day since the passing of another legend of rock music, John Peel.

RIP

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