Jack Bruce

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Legal name: John Symon Asher Bruce


John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish bassist, singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He gained popularity as the primary lead vocalist and ‍bassist ‍of British rock band Cream. After the group disbanded in 1968, he pursued a solo career and also played with several bands.

In the early 1960s Bruce joined the Graham Bond Organisation (GBO), where he met his future bandmate Ginger Baker. After leaving the band, he joined with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, where he met Eric Clapton, who also became his future bandmate. His time with the band was brief. In 1966, he formed Cream with lead guitarist Clapton and drummer Baker; he co-wrote many of their songs (including "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room" and "I Feel Free") with poet/lyricist Pete Brown. After the group disbanded in the late 1960s he began recording solo albums. His first solo album, Songs for a Tailor, released in 1969, was a worldwide hit. Bruce formed his own band to perform the material live, and subsequently formed the blues rock band West, Bruce and Laing in 1972, with ex- Mountain guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing. His solo career spanned several decades. From the 1970s to the 1990s he played with several bands as a touring member. He reunited with Cream in 2005 for concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Bruce is considered to be one of the most important and influential ‍bassists ‍of all time. ‍Rolling Stone magazine readers ranked him number eight on their list of "10 ‍Greatest ‍Bassists ‍Of All Time". He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, both as a member of Cream.

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1969Songs for a TailorJack Bruce5
1970Things We LikeJack Bruce4
1971Harmony RowJack Bruce3
1974Out of the StormJack Bruce2
1980I've Always Wanted to Do ThisJack Bruce2
1981B.L.T.Jack Bruce, Bill Lordan & Robin Trower3
1981TruceRobin Trower & Jack Bruce2
1982Everybody Needs ItEllen McIlwaine with Jack Bruce1
1989A Question of TimeJack Bruce2
1993Somethin ElsJack Bruce2
1995MonkjackJack Bruce3
2001Shadows in the AirJack Bruce2
2003Jet Set JewelJack Bruce11
2003More Jack Than GodJack Bruce2
2008Seven MoonsRobin Trower & Jack Bruce33
2009hr-Bigband featuring Jack Brucehr-Bigband feat. Jack Bruce1
2009AutomaticJack Bruce1
2014Silver RailsJack Bruce3

Album + Compilation

1972Jack Bruce at His BestJack Bruce2
1978The Early Cream of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger BakerEric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker1
1989No Stopping AnytimeRobin Trower & Jack Bruce1
1989Willpower: A Twenty Year ResrospectiveJack Bruce22
1992The CollectionJack Bruce1
2003Rope Ladder to the Moon - An Introduction to Jack BruceJack Bruce1
2008Can You Follow?Jack Bruce1
2015Sunshine of Your Love: A Life in MusicJack Bruce1
2015Original Album Series, Vol. 2Robin Trower featuring Jack Bruce1
2019Live at Rockpalast 1980, 1983 and 1990Jack Bruce1
The Collector's EditionJack Bruce51

Album + Compilation + Live

2008Spirit: Live at the BBC 1971-1978,Jack Bruce41

Album + Live

1987Inazuma Super Session "Absolute Live!!"Jack Bruce, Anton Fier & Kenji Suzuki1
1994Cities of the HeartJack Bruce1
1994Jack Bruce & FriendsJack Bruce1
1995BBC Live in ConcertJack Bruce1
1997Sitting on the Top of the WorldJack Bruce & Friends1
1998Live on the Old Grey Whistle TestJack Bruce1
2002Doing This… on IceJack Bruce1
2007Live In AmericaJack Bruce1
2009Seven Moons LiveRobin Trower & Jack Bruce2
2010Live at The MilkyWay, 2001Jack Bruce1
2012Live 2012Jack Bruce & His Big Blues Band2
2014Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday ConcertsJack Bruce1
2016Jack Bruce and Friends: The Bottom Line ArchiveJack Bruce1


1965I’m Gettin’ Tired (Of Drinkin’ and Gamblin’ Etcetera)Jack Bruce1


1993Ships in the NightJack Bruce1

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