One of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, died in October 2014 at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. In slightly over two years, Cream sold over 35 million copies of Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire, and Goodbye. In his interviews with me In the Studio, Jack Bruce clearly felt that he was under-recognized for writing and singing the bulk of Cream’s iconic songs including “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Room”, and “I Feel Free“. In 2005, however, all three agreed to perform multiple shows in London and later New York City, and the performances from the Royal Albert Hall were released on CD and DVD.
( Jack Bruce1968 ( c) with Cream’s Ginger Baker (l) and Eric Clapton (r) )
In several In the Studio interviews, major musicians Rush’s Geddy Lee, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, and Sammy Hagar have credited Jack Bruce and Cream for inspiring them to become musicians.-Redbeard