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Jack Bruce’s Death: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker + Other Rockers React

Jack Bruce
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Earlier today, we learned of the death of Cream‘s Jack Bruce, who passed away from liver disease at the age of 71. In the wake of his death, many famous fans have turned to Twitter to express their grief and talk about what his music meant to them.

This list contains not just bassists like Geezer Butler and Glenn Hughes, but many other musicians who were influenced by him or had the opportunity to work with him at some point, and even a famous comedian/podcaster. Read the tweets below to see just how far his reach extended.

Ginger Baker, who played with Bruce in Cream and before that in the Graham Bond Organisation, wrote the following on his Facebook page.


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