For many of us, just the mention of the name Jack Bruce makes the ten note bass line of “Sunshine of Your Love” play in one’s head. The bass player/singer made up a third of the band Cream, along with Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, and co-wrote many of their songs with Clapton. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. After Cream disbanded in 1968, Bruce had a successful solo career and collaborated with many other musicians.
Jack Bruce never retired, and released a studio album titled Silver Rails in 2014. Bruce passed away today at his home in Suffolk, reportedly from liver disease. He was 71.
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