Many fellow musicians are among the mourners of the man largely considered as one of the greatest bassists of all-time.
On Saturday (Oct 25th), Scottish musician Jack Bruce unfortunately passed away after losing a battle with liver disease, aged 71. Since his death, many fans, friends and fellow rockers have paid their respects to the man largely considered as one of the greatest bassists of all-time.
Bruce died on Saturday due to liver disease
Among the mourners is Bruce's former Cream band mates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, and they quickly remembered how much of an influence the late musician had on rock & roll.
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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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