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Jack Bruce 1943-2014

27 Oct 2014

Jack Bruce 1943-2014

Legendary bassist Jack Bruce passed away on October 25th aged 71. Musicians including Bruce’s former Cream band mates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker have written touching tributes to their friend. Clapton has also shared a song, ‘For Jack’, which you can listen to here.

‘He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.’ – Eric Clapton

‘I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce. My thoughts and wishes are with his family at this difficult time.’ – Ginger Baker

‘He was a prince of a man … an icon of his generation, my generation and generations to come. RIP.’ – Slash

‘He was a good friend and a remarkable musician.’ – Joe Walsh

‘We lost Jack Bruce today … an incredible musician, writer and a good friend. Peace and love to all his family’ – Ringo and Barbara Starkey

 ‘A major influence in music and an amazing bass player and singer. He was a hero to so many.’ – Tony Iommi

Above: Jack Bruce during rehearsals for the Cream Reunion Concerts, April 14th 2005
Photograph taken from Eric Clapton’s SIX-STRING STORIES © Jill Furmanovsky

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