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Old Yesterday, 16:23
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Breaking news on the BBC website.

Another great gone ...
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Old Yesterday, 16:31
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Sad news RIP
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Old Yesterday, 16:34
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Fantastic musician - Harmony Row and Songs for a Tailor two of my all time favourite albums. RIP Jack
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Old Yesterday, 16:34
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Never heard of him to be honest but one of the first things I read when I googled his name was "greatest bass player ever". What a great legacy to leave behind .
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Old Yesterday, 16:48
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Never heard of him to be honest but one of the first things I read when I googled his name was "greatest bass player ever". What a great legacy to leave behind .
Great singer too.
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Old Yesterday, 17:28
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Very sad news. Cream, of which JB was the bassist arguably pioneered the whole genre of blues rock in 1966, with Eric Clapton popularising the whole new way then of playing fiery lead guitar, although many guitarists a year later quickly adopted the style and improved upon it, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page being 2 notable examples.

Jack Bruce wrote much of Cream's material, was a fantastic bass player and musician,. He had an operatic type voice which was unusual. He had looked seriously ill for a long time and I didn't know he had suffered liver cancer, but he had lost a huge amount of weight when I saw him on tv a few years ago. RIP Jack Bruce.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGcdnF-lKuc
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Old Yesterday, 17:31
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Very Very sad news indeed i guess thats another cream re-union gone forever now.

RIP Jack Bruce but hey what a legacy to leave behind.
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Old Yesterday, 17:50
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Huge shock (although maybe not) - Very sad news.
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Old Yesterday, 18:49
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Sad news.

R.I.P. Jack, thanks for all the beautiful music.
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Old Yesterday, 18:53
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RIP Jack.......
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Old Yesterday, 19:22
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Amazing musician, fantastic legacy.

r.i.p.
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Old Yesterday, 19:53
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Aww that's sad. I saw him last year. Definitely a shadow of his former playing but still singing well.
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Old Yesterday, 20:15
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RIP Jack,Go in peace to your White Room
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Old Yesterday, 21:19
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A genuine legend.

Thanks for the music Jack.
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Old Yesterday, 21:54
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This is my favourite Cream track, but really a Jack Bruce track which he managed to sneak onto the Goodbye album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzcPVCzfZMM
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Old Yesterday, 22:51
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RIP Jack.

He certainly had a liver transplant a few years back [ heavy boozing ? } and has looked unwell for a few years.

Correctly pointed out that Jack 's singing technique was unusual in the Rock world in that he was trained in the operatic style and sang from the gut rather than the throat, this meant he was LOUD and long gruelling US tours never tired out his voicebox .

He famously got on really badly with Ginger Baker, and it will be interesting to see if Ginger will find anything nice to say about him.

I shall play Songs For A Tailor in memory of Jack.
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Old Today, 00:39
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I shall play Songs For A Tailor in memory of Jack.
Seconded ...
'Theme for an imaginary western' and 'To Isengard' several times (though that's not to do down the rest of the album).
I wish I was still in contact with the person who knew him and also roadie'd for him in the 60's up to Cream. I've said elsewhere before that he has endless tales of those days, first in Scotland, then at The Marquee etc (especially some almost unbelievable Bruce/Baker tales if you didn't know about their relationship). Never thought at the time to jot any of it down, it was just (very interesting) pub chat ...
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