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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 14, 1943
DiedOctober 25, 2014, Suffolk, United Kingdom
SpouseMargrit Seyffer (m. 1979–2014), Rosie Miller (m. 1977–1978), Janet Godfrey (m. 1964–1973), Theme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston
FactMember of 1960s bands John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream.


Jack Bruce was born on May 14, 1943, in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His parents, Annie and John Bruce, were both amateur musicians. His father played the piano and his mother sang in the local church choir. Jack began playing the cello at the age of eight and later switched to the bass guitar. He attended Bellahouston Academy and Glasgow High School.

Bruce’s first professional gig was with the band Blues Incorporated, led by Alexis Korner. He later joined the Graham Bond Organisation, where he met drummer Ginger Baker. The two formed the power trio Cream in 1966, with Eric Clapton on guitar. Cream was one of the first supergroups and their debut album, Fresh Cream, was a critical and commercial success. The band’s follow-up albums, Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire, were even more successful, cementing their reputation as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Cream disbanded in 1968 and Bruce went on to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, Songs for a Tailor, was released in 1969 to critical acclaim. He has since released over 20 albums, including several with Baker and Clapton. Bruce is also a highly respected bass player and has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Carlos Santana.

Bruce was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cream in 1993. He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2005 for his services to music.

Bruce has been married three times and has four children. His first marriage was to Janet Godfrey in 1964. They had two children together before divorcing in 1974. Bruce married his second wife, Margrit Seyffer, in 1983. They had one child together before divorcing in 1990. Bruce married his third wife, Kari-Ann Moller, in 1999. They have one child together and are still married.

Bruce has had a long battle with addiction and has been sober since 2003. He currently lives in Suffolk, England with his wife and family.

Bruce is a tall man with blue eyes and blonde hair. He is 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds (100 kg).

General Info

Full NameJack Bruce
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1943
DiedOctober 25, 2014, Suffolk, United Kingdom
ProfessionActor, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Theme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston
EducationRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland

Family

SpouseMargrit Seyffer (m. 1979–2014), Rosie Miller (m. 1977–1978), Janet Godfrey (m. 1964–1973), Theme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston
ChildrenAruba Red, Malcolm Bruce, Jonas Bruce, Kyla Bruce, Corin Bruce, Theme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston
ParentsCharlie Bruce, Betty Bruce, Theme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston

Accomplishments

Music GroupsTheme for an Imaginary Western, Rope Ladder To The Moon, Weird of Hermiston, Cream, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, BBM, Manfred Mann, West, Bruce and Laing, The Graham Bond Organisation, Spectrum Road, The Tony Williams Lifetime, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse
MoviesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Quotes

#Quote
1Would I do another [Cream] reunion? Sure, I'd be there like a shot. Ah, but... you know how these things are.
2There are some of my peers - and I'm not going to name names - who have been awful fathers. You could argue that it's the nature of the business, but I wouldn't agree with that. Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad. You wouldn't think it, but, if times were tough, you could be sure Keith would be there. If you needed somebody to do the school run, Keith was your man.
3Unfortunately, I also had to spend long periods away from home. Because of some problems I'd had with managers and record contracts, touring was the only way I could make any money, so I was always on the road. My first family suffered even more from this, because of the madness that surrounded Cream and the aftermath of Cream, but I was doing my best - with Margrit's constant vigilance and assistance - to have a proper relationship with my family.
4If there is such a thing as an addictive gene, then I had it. I had been getting through vast quantities of heroin for several years. Not sniffing, snorting or smoking it - I was mainlining. When the doctors saw me, they said I was one of the worst cases they'd ever seen. Obviously I tried to get off the stuff - I'd done acupuncture, cold turkey, rehab, sleep therapy, you name it - but heroin gets you like that. It steals your soul and takes its place. And let me tell you, it's not a particularly good substitute.
5I'd already been through marriage and had two kids by the time I met Natascha's mum, Margrit. We met in '79 and suddenly I had this whole new life. I moved to Margrit's house in Germany, we got married and Natascha came along 13 days after the wedding. We just got down the aisle in time. Because I'd already been a dad and my boys were quite grown-up, I foolishly thought that I knew all there was to know about being a parent. Well, I didn't. No parent does. You make all the same mistakes. And you make some new mistakes, too. But, let's be honest here, I've never claimed to be a "great" parent. I think I'm an okay parent, but I'd put myself in the category of a musician-who-happened-to-become-a-father. I'm definitely not a father-who-happened-to-be-a-musician.
6Most rock stars are very good at one thing, and no disrespect to that. But I would have been bored in five minutes if that was all it had been about.
7Asked whom he regards as the best bass players in pop and rock history: "If you're talking electric bass, it's very, very simple: James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorius, me."
8Even Eric Clapton, with his tremendous solo success - it's still Cream that people want to talk about. He complains about it too.
9I was working in Italy on an American air base, and I got very friendly with a lot of the black guys there. And that was when I first heard Charles Mingus. I immediately realised that that was what I wanted to be: a bass player who composed. I knew that I wanted to write, but I hadn't put the two things together. As soon as I heard him, that was it.
10When he joined Blues Incorporated they played a lot of "society gigs: Lady Londonderry's ball, stuff like that - because Alexis Korner was a hooray. We'd do things like Lord Rothschild's party: that was quite a gig. Ginger Baker, who was using a lot of dope at the time, ended up asleep in Lord Rothschild's bed, and I remember flouncing off down the drive and his lordship running after me going, 'Please don't go.' And the Duke of Edinburgh [Prince Philip] coming up and saying: 'Could you play a waltz?' 'No we fucking can't.' "
11I honestly think that if it hadn't been for that band [Cream], I would have had a perfectly respectable career in perhaps a more esoteric way.

Facts

#Fact
1His parents traveled extensively in Canada and the USA, and Jack attended 14 different schools. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition.
2He left Scotland at age 16, and eventually went to London where he became a member of the influential Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, where Charlie Watts, later to join the Rolling Stones, was the drummer.
3Recovers from liver transplant he underwent 19 September 2003. [March 2004]
4Played bass (as did fellow bass player Percy Jones) for the Liverpool Group, The Scaffold, comprising of Mike McGear (Paul McCartney's brother), Roger McGough (the poet) and John Gorman who recorded the hit record, "Lily the Pink".
5Was the only member of Cream not to be from England; he was born in Scotland.
6Cream Reunion Concert (2005) was the first time Cream had played together since their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
7In May of 2005, reunited with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker for a Cream reunion concert.
8Cream were voted the 66th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
9He was in a super-group in the seventies: West, Bruce & Lange with Mountain members (drummer and guitarist) Corky Laing and Leslie West
10He was an influence on acclaimed Level 42 bassist Mark King, who paid tribute to Bruce by covering Cream's "I Feel Free", on his solo album, "Influences" (released 1984).
11Also a successful solo artist since the 1960s.
12Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Cream) in 1993.
13Bassist and vocalist for Cream.
14Member of 1960s bands John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream.

Pictures

Movies

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mafia III2016Video Game writer: "White Room" - uncredited
The Simpsons1995-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Rack Pack2016writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love" - uncredited
Joy2015/Iwriter: "I Feel Free"
The Brink2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
HelixTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Lilyhammer2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood Ties2013/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Top Gear2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sparkle2012/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary writer: "N.S.U.", "White Room"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Shameless2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "The White Room"
Once I Was2010writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Tooth Fairy2010/Iwriter: "SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE"
Pirate Radio2009music: "I Feel Free" 1966 - uncredited
Life on Mars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Entourage2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Heaven1998-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gymnaslærer Pedersen2006writer: "I Feel Free"
Life on Mars2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Great Performances2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Festival Express2003Documentary writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love" - as Bruce
School of Rock2003as John Bruce, "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Travelling Light2003writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
The In-Laws2003/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 20012002Video documentary writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Sopranos1999-2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
El cumple2002writer: "White Room" - as Bruce
Futurama2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
La bande du drugstore2002writer: "Sunshine of your love"
Freaks and Geeks1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua1999TV Movie documentary writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
La Femme Nikita1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '60s1999TV Movie writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Without Limits1998writer: "I Feel Free"
Wild Flowers1997writer: "In a White Room"
Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park1997TV Movie documentary writer: "White Room"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
True Lies1994writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise1993Video documentary writer: "I Feel Free"
Absolutely Fabulous1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer1992Documentary writer: "Sunshine of your Love" - as Bruce
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary writer: "White Room", "Sunshine of Your Love"
Backdraft1991writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Goodfellas1990writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentary writer: "I Feel Free", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room"
Road House1989writer: "White Room"
New York Stories1989writer: "Politician"
The Wonder Years1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
19691988writer: "White Room"
License to Drive1988writer: "I FEEL FREE"
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentary writer: "White Room", "Sunshine of Your Love"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "White Room"
The Breakfast Club1985writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Uncommon Valor1983writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Purple Haze1982writer: "I Feel Free"
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper1981writer: "White Room"
Saturday Night Live1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Coming Thing1970writer: "I Feel Free" - uncredited
Omnibus1968TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
No More Excuses1968music: "I Feel Free" 1966 - uncredited / writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Romp!!!1968TV Special writer: "Sunshine of Your Love'
Adam Adamant Lives!1967TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2005TV Series 1 episode
The Slab Boys1997

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lisztomania1975musician: bass guitar
Rockpalast1974TV Series musician - 1974-2000

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
White Rooms and Imaginary Westerns2015Documentary post-productionHimself
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club2014Documentary post-production
The Making of Silver Rails2014Documentary shortHimself
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
Artworks Scotland2012TV Series documentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2001-2010TV SeriesHimself - Interview / Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimself
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Seven Moons Live2009VideoHimself - Guitarist
Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cream: Royal Albert Hall, London May 2-3-5-6 20052005VideoHimself
Great Performances2005TV SeriesHimself
Classic Artists: Cream2005VideoHimself
Jazz Britannia2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivian Stanshall: The Canyons of his Mind2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
Fresh Cream - Live1993Video documentaryHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cream: Strange Brew1991VideoHimself (Bass, Vocals)
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1990TV SeriesHimself
Celebration Jazz: The Charlie Watts Orchestra1987TV MovieHimself - Cello
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kloden rokker1978DocumentaryHimself (as Jack Bruce Band)
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1968-1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Supershow1969Himself
Det var en lørdag aften1968Himself (as Cream)
Bouton Rouge1967-1968TV Series documentary
Hör hin, schau zu!1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Ready, Steady, Go!1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Gonks Go Beat1965Himself - bassist (as Graham Bond Organisation)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentaryHimself
Bye Bye Star-Club1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (Cream)
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (Cream)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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