Ginger Baker Led An All-star Tribute To His Cream Bandmate Jack Bruce In London On Saturday Night (24oct15).
Marking the first anniversary of the singer and bass player's death, Baker was joined by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Vernon Reid and Bruce's daughter Aruba Red at the Roundhouse benefit.
The concert ended with rousing renditions of Cream's Sunshine of Your Love and We're Going Wrong featuring all the performers.
Bruce died of liver failure on October 25, 2014. He was 71.
Well, it does exactly what it says on the box. The 57 tracks on this 'Magic Bus' compilation run from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, but, with remarkable perspicacity, the compiler has mixed them up very cleverly.
The CDs are called 'Turn On', 'Tune In' and 'Drop Out' and the songs on each one reflect, more or less, their monikers. Thus, on CD1 Scott McKenzie rubs shoulders with Barry McGuire, CD2 is full of singer-songwriters; Dylan, Cat Stevens and the like; whilst CD3 rocks it up with STEPPENWOLF and Cream.
What this collection is selling is nostalgia and it does it very, very well. Anyone who grew up through the years in question will remember every one of these songs and probably sing along with them too. It has to be said that there are two major omissions though, there is nothing by either The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Down to licensing presumably. That said, this is an absolutely classic collection that has been selected with extreme care and, dare it be said, love.
Ginger Baker Is Set To Perform At A Tribute Concert Honouring His Cream Bandmate Jack Bruce In October (15).
The drummer will celebrate Bruce's life and music career at the Sunshine Of Your Love gig on 24 October (15), a day before the first anniversary of his bandmate's death.
Baker will be joined by acts including Joss Stone, Roxy Music star Phil Manzanera, Jethro Tull rocker Ian Anderson and Living Colour frontman Vernon Reid at London's Roundhouse venue for the concert.
The tribute will raise money for one of Bruce's favourite charities, East Anglia's Children Hospices (EACH).
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Jack Bruce's funeral took place in north London yesterday (05.11.14), with family joined by mourners including his Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.
The 71-year-old bassist - who died from liver disease last month - was laid to rest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London yesterday (05.11.14), and mourners including his Cream bandmates Eric and Ginger Baker, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour, and musician Nitin Sawhney sand 'Morning Has Broken', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and Jack's own 'Theme For An Imaginary Western' at the service.
The musician's friend Pete Brown shared a number of stories at the funeral, while his wife Margrit also paid tribute and his children Malcolm, Natasha and Kyla added their own reminiscences. Additionally, a poem written by Jack's son Corin was also read, and a musical tribute penned by Eric was played to mourners.
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The service will be a private family affair at Golders Green Crematorium in north London, but devotees have been asked to show their support by greeting the bassist at the end of his final journey.
A post on the late rocker's website reads, "Jack's private funeral will be held on Wednesday 5th November at 10Am... He always liked a good audience, so fans are welcome to cheer his arrival at the final 'gig'."
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The guitar great called the bassist, who passed away on Saturday (25Oct14), a "great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me” in a Facebook.com post on Sunday (26Oct14) and has since updated his official website with Bruce's most important music, together with a biography about his late pal.
Clapton also posted a brief acoustic instrumental track, titled For Jack.
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Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker have paid tribute to the bassist following his death on Saturday (25.10.14).
The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.
Eric wrote on his Facebook page: ''He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.''
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The rock icon passed away at his home in Suffolk, England at the age of 71 after a battle with liver disease and Clapton, who formed Cream with Bruce in 1966, has taken to Facebook.com to remember him.
He writes, "It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away... He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me."
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Bruce was a favorite among his peers and his influence on rock - undeniable.
Following the death of Cream bassist Jack Bruce (71) fans, friends and colleagues have been quick to express their condolences. Many have mentioned that Bruce’s playing changed the face of rock forever. Bruce played his bass like a second guitar, never taking a backseat in the three-piece band.
Jack Bruce's ecclectic style left a mark on the progressive bassists that came after him.
Bruce put his jazz background to work in Cream and his melodic fills and rhythmic diversity became part of the band’s signature style. He was one of the reasons why Cream became one of the best live acts of their day and went on to spawn a whole movement of psychedelic rock with bassists from Free's Andy Fraser to King Crimson's John Wetton to Rush's Geddy Lee to Weather Report's Jaco Pastorius building on Bruce’s style.
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The sons of the 'Sons of Cream' reunite to perform at The Brook Southampton. Kofi Baker, Drums , dad Ginger Baker and Malcolm Bruce, bass, dad Jack Bruce, was joined by Godfrey Townsend on lead guitar, as they paid tribute to the first "supergroup" of the 1960s - Southampton, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th April 2013