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tomhug
Intermediate Member
Username: tomhug

Post Number: 154
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post

http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/779531-rip-jack-bruce-of-cream-dead-at-71

He left us an incredible musical legacy.
12stringwilson
Intermediate Member
Username: 12stringwilson

Post Number: 116
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post

He will always be one of my idols. Listening to "Badge" right now.
smokinbear
Intermediate Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 197
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

Huge loss..... :.-(
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3690
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

So Sad____ I really liked so much of his work. I think that there is so much of his post "Cream" work that I have heard that really resonated with me . His album collaboration with Ellen McIlwaine (Everybody needs it ) in 1982 was spectacular. In particular his fretless work on " Hang On To A Dream" on that Album was wonderful . He was still to young to leave us _____ . He was most definitely a guy that I listened to and learned from . I send my love and respect _____.
wfmandmusic
Intermediate Member
Username: wfmandmusic

Post Number: 118
Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post

Yes love and respect....
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5858
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post

Another one of the greats is now gone. I still remember excitedly first listening to Disraeli Gears as a 13 year old.

May the Four Winds Blow You Safely Home.

Bill, tgo
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 671
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Jack was a significant influence on my playing.
Peace, love and prayers to those he leaves behind.
May God bless you Jack and hold you close.
For me and many, this is indeed a sad day.

Slawie
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11554
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for posting this.

For me, Cream was a major turning point in the music. The three of them created something extraordinarily new; and that music influenced not only my music, but, as a major influence on the culture, my life as well. And for that, I am very grateful. Thank you Jack.
hammer
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 598
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

Another legend passes on to a better place.

Thank you Jack for the incredible body of music that you left to human kind. You will certainly be missed, but never forgotten.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1310
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post

oh crap.
Not what I was expecting to see when I came to the site.

Sitting here at work with tears in my eyes.

Legacy indeed, legendary bassist and vocalist. Thank you Jack for the inspiration. . . and the beauty of your skills.

Out into the fields, Jack, you go flying. Go on and keep flying. . .

shit :.-(
musashi
Advanced Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 232
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

Perhaps my first influence.... Jack, you will be missed mightily, brother.
mavnet
Junior
Username: mavnet

Post Number: 31
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post

He was the reason I became a bassist, and probably influenced my playing more than anyone else. Lost a lot of musical heroes, but i'm feeling this more than most.

Dammit.
musashi
Advanced Member
Username: musashi

Post Number: 233
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

My first thought was, "Sh*t......."
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 390
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

Oh, man... sad, sad news.
57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 1074
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

When I heard the news I also thought about this group of musicians --
"....Come on home
All those promises
That we drove
Together
With nowhere to go
Well we started out so fine
Now the flame is all but dying
Ooh, waiting on a word..." ~ 'Waiting on a Word' ~ Jack Bruce
dead_head
Junior
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 48
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:05 pm:   Edit Post

Jack Bruce was a huge influence in my bass playing and sound during the 1970's, right up to owning an old EB-3 and a 200w Marshall stack! Listen to his playing on "NSU" from Live Cream 1, or "Crossroads" or "Spoonful" live on the "Wheels Of Fire" album. Brilliant! Not to mention his solo albums from the early 70's as well, or West, Bruce, and Laing. May he rest in peace...
richbass939
Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 1223
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30 pm:   Edit Post

Sad news, indeed. One by one the heroes/influences my generation loves are leaving us. Over the past year, my own health issues have made me think about this more and more.
Last night, for the first time in a year, I felt like going out to hear a band play. One of the band members asked me if I wanted to sit in with them and suggested a song to play. So, I played one song, a favorite, "Crossroads".
Rich
murray
Intermediate Member
Username: murray

Post Number: 182
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:46 am:   Edit Post

For those of you who know the Midlands in the UK, I saw Cream at Stourbridge Town Hall when Vox AC30s were all you needed. I had a Vox AC30 bass amp.
Sorry to hear this.
A sad loss.
Glynn
bassman10096
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1323
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

I'll miss him a lot. His music was very influential to my playing. By coincidence, I discovered this Youtube: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ZcoqkQy8w ) for the first time just a few weeks back. What a pleasant guy - great stories, plus a great pleasure to see him play in a couple of contexts that allow the viewer to see his technique and some of his thinking up close.

Oh, and I just couldn't resist picking up a Warwick on ebay this afternoon!
jimmyj
Senior Member
Username: jimmyj

Post Number: 543
Registered: 8-2008
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:14 pm:   Edit Post

A sad loss of a great and influential musician. His bass tone was a force of nature! And rocking the fretless electric bass as early as '76. So great.

He also had a fine and immediately identifiable voice.

Big loss.

Jimmy J
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 3595
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:29 am:   Edit Post

Goodbye Cream was one of the first albums I stole from my brother. I think the riff to Badge was probably one of the earliest lines I learned on the bass although it was most likely a guitar riff.
Jack will be sadly missed

graeme
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 383
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post

Walked into the guitar store where I work part time on Saturdays and was greeted with this news.

It was like a punch in the gut and a very somber way to start the day.

Huge influence on me via Cream and BLT - taught me that powerful basslines could be both melodic and supportive.
harald_rost
Advanced Member
Username: harald_rost

Post Number: 238
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:35 am:   Edit Post

http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/eric-clapton-shares-jack-bruce-tribute-song/49240
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1313
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:45 pm:   Edit Post



(Message edited by Pauldo on October 28, 2014)

(Message edited by Pauldo on October 28, 2014)
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 8302
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:20 pm:   Edit Post

It's taken me a few days to even open this thread. Sigh. I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said.
hankster
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 370
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Saw him with Spectrum Road about 2years ago. It was a trip. Glad i went then.

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