Morto. Uno dei più grandi musicisti di sempre. Il “bassista”. John Symon Asher Bruce è scomparso nella sua casa del Suffolk a 71 anni. “He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family” così il triste annuncio dell’agente di Jack Bruce che segue quello sul sito ufficiale (“It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts”). Scozzese di nascita, Bruce prima dei leggendari Cream aveva fatto parte della band di John Mayall, dopo lo split dei Cream nel 1972 un altro trio: West, Bruce & Laing. Dischi solisti, la collaborazione con Frank Zappa, con Lou Reed, poi la Jack Bruce Band, la dipendenza dalla droga, quindi Jack Bruce & Friends, instancabile. Gli anni ’80 significano altri progetti e altri supergruppi. Nel 2003 gli viene diagnisticato un tumore al fegato, viene sottoposto a trapianto, nel 2005 i Cream si riuniscono, non si arresta la sua attività discografica che termina nel marzo 2014 con il 14esimo lavoro solista ‘Silver Rails’.
Leslie West: “a sad day in my life… Everyone’s life. Having played with Jack in West Bruce and Laing and having played with his son, Malcolm, the music world can shed a tear for one of the best bass players and musician on anyone’s planet”.
Vernon Reid: “Jack is just the most tasteful, accomplished player you can imagine. He just has great feel and never plays anything that doesn’t serve or advance the music. He’s really extraordinary.”
Geezer Butler: So sad to hear of Jack Bruce passing. My biggest influence and favourite bass player. Thank you, Jack. RIP.
James Skelly: Just read that Jack Bruce has died! Gutted Cream are a huge influence on me!
Peter Hook: RIP Jack Bruce
Chris Difford: 11 years from now I will be the same age as Jack Bruce 11 years! Is it time to put the clocks back?
Glenn Hughes: RIP my beautiful friend Jack Bruce .. Thanks your amazing art .. And being such an inspiration when I started playing bass: love you J
Enrico Ruggeri: Addio a Jack Bruce,l’ispiratore di tutti i bassisti.Uomo vero,grande autore,portava con amore il peso della leggenda.
Eric Clapton: you will always be remembered and your music will live forever
Paul Stanley: RIP Jack Bruce. One of the true greats. Bass playing & singing in Cream influenced countless others who followed. Sad
Hatcham Social: RIP Jack Bruce
Toni Iommi: Very sad to hear of the passing of Jack Bruce, a major influence in music and an amazing bass player and singer. He was a hero to so many
Mick Mars: Jack Bruce ” Bassist of Cream ” R.I.P.
Dave Mustaine: Truly in the sunshine of your life now. Rest In Peace
Scott Ian: Jack Bruce. Jeez. Hero. RIP.
Steve Lukather: RIP JackBruce. I am honored to have known him. The world lost another legend.
Simply Red: RIP Jack Bruce. Bassist of legendary band Cream. A true great.
Aaron Wills: Rest in peace Jack Bruce
Wolfgang Van Halen: Very very sad to hear of Jack Bruce’s passing. Amazing musician and inspiration. Rest in peace.
Mike Portnoy: RIP Jack Bruce…I had the honor of jamming with him a few years ago, a memory I will always cherish! One of the legends…
Bruce Kulick: With great sadness we’ve lost another legend. Jack Bruce was a tremendous talent. I jammed with him and met him : (
Flea: Oh man. Jack Bruce. Too much. Wow. Holy holy. I love that guy. One of a kind greatness. End of an era.
Vernon Reid: Jack Bruce. That Is ALL Rest In Peace All Other Words FAIL ME
John Wetton: Especially sad to hear that Jack Bruce has passed away. Top man, still an inspiration. R.I.P.
Midge Ure: Sad news about Scottish music legend Jack Bruce.
Ginger Baker: I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce… My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time.
Brian May: RIP Jack Bruce. So sad to hear this great pioneering rock musician is gone. Inspiring to us all. I’ll be listening to BADGE tonight. Bri
Bryan Adams: Jack Bruce RIP
Mark Ronson: Jack Bruce (1943-2014) was amazing as a member of Cream. Plus his solo record “Things We Like” gave Smif n Wessun the sample for “Bucktown”
Ringo Starr: We lost Jack Bruce today an incredible musician writer and a good friend peace and love to all his family Ringo and Barbara
Cerys Matthews: Jack Bruce – what a gentleman, what a groove ,what a force. You rocked, we’ll miss you.
Steve Jones: Rest in peace jack Bruce, OG.
Slash: Just heard the news of Jack Bruce passing; he was a prince of a man. & an icon of his generation, my generation & generations to come. RIP.
Joe Walsh: Sad to hear of Jack Bruce’s passing. He was a good friend and a remarkable musician.
Mark Lanegan: RIP Jack Bruce
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