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Remembering Rock Legend Jack Bruce

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Remembering Rock Legend Jack Bruce

Legendary bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce, who died Oct. 25, 2014, at the age of 71, was a member of the classic power trio Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Even though the group lasted only two years, they continue to be a major influence on many rock musicians. We remember Bruce with a look back at some of his best performances.

What made the late 1960s rocker the Cream of the crop? When Jack Bruce died, the world of rock paid its respects to one of the most influential icons in the blues-rock genre. But who exactly was Jack Bruce? Read more

Jack Bruce: The Voice on ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ Eric Clapton credited Bruce — who had a background in jazz  before joining Cream — with expanding his and Baker’s musical imaginations, and forging the unique synthesis that one critic described as “essentially a jazz trio playing blues changes with rock muscle.” Read more

Here's Cream performing "Sunshine Of Your Love" live at Revolution Club in 1968.

Cream turned the blues classic "Crossroads" into a heavier rock song. The song would be a fan favorite during the band's concerts.

Cream performing "Strange Brew" on a German television show. The single, from the album "Disraeli Gears," was a top 20 hit in the UK.