John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. He is best-known as an electric bassist, harmonicist and pianist, and was most famous as the vocalist and bassist for the 1960s rock band Cream. He lives in Essex, England.
Jack Bruce was born in May 1943 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland to musical parents who moved around a lot, resulting in the young Bruce attending 14 different schools, ending up at Bellahouston Academy. He won a scholarship studying cello and composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; however, he left at the age of 17 claiming he knew more than the teachers.
While still at college Jack Bruce played with orchestras in Glasgow music halls. After leaving college he toured Italy playing double bass with the Murray Campbell Big Band.
In 1962, Jack Bruce became a member of the London-based band Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, in which he played the double bass. The band also included ...
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Track listing: Peaces of MindGolden DaysRunning Through Our HandsKeep on WonderingKeep it DownInto the StormOneTimeslipPeaces of Mind (first mix)Keep on Wondering (first mix)Keep it Down (first mix)Into the Storm (first mix)One (first mix) http://www.jackbruce.com/
Track listing: Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of TuneTheme From an Imaginary WesternTickets to WaterfallsWeird of HermistonRope Ladder to the MoonThe Ministry of BagHe the RichmondBoston Ball GameTo IsengardThe ClearoutMinistry of Bag (demo)Weird of Hermiston (alt. mix)The Clearout (alt. mix)Ministry of Bag (alt. mix) http://www.jackbruce.com/
Track listing: Escape to the Royal Wood (On Ice)You Burned the Tables on MeThere's a ForestMorning StoryFolk SongSmiles and GrinsPost WarA Letter of ThanksVictoria SageThe Consul at SunsetCan You Follow? http://www.jackbruce.com/