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Old 10-25-2014, 02:36 PM
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Unhappy Legendary CREAM Frontman JACK BRUCE Dead At 71

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LEGENDARY CREAM FRONTMAN JACK BRUCE DEAD AT 71

Legendary British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bass player and vocalist of the heavy rock band Cream, died today (Saturday, October 25th) at his home at 71.

A family statement reads: “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.”

According to The Associated Press, Cream sold 35 million albums in just over two years and the band was awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their double album Wheels Of Fire. Bruce wrote and sang most of the band's signature songs.

The band started out playing traditional blues tunes, but added a psychedelic tinge that brought still more popularity at the height of the flower power era.

But they broke up with little warning, at the height of their commercial success. Clapton wrote in his 2007 autobiography that the band lost its direction musically and that "any sense of unity" had disappeared.

"We were also suffering from an inability to get along," he said. "We would just run away from one another. We never socialized together and never really shared ideas anymore."

Bruce is survived by his wife, Margrit, four children and a granddaughter. Funeral arrangements weren't immediately announced.

Cream released three influential and timeless albums: Fresh Cream (1966), Disraeli Gears (1967) and Wheels of Fire (1968).
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He replaced John McVie in John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, when Eric Clapton was in the band. They left the to form Cream. McVie came back, and Clapton was replaced by Peter Green. And here we are today.
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