Jack Bruce’s Death: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker + Other Rockers React
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.
So sad to hear of Jack Bruce passing. My biggest influence and favourite bass player. Thank you, Jack. RIP.
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) October 25, 2014
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) October 25, 2014
Very sad to hear of the passing of Jack Bruce, a major influence in music and an amazing bass player and singer. He was a hero to so many.
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) October 25, 2014
RIP to Jack Bruce. You are with Ronnie Now. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans. #RIPJackBruce
— Official Dio (@OfficialRJDio) October 25, 2014
Jack Bruce " Bassist of Cream " R.I.P.
— Mick Mars (@mrmickmars) October 25, 2014
Very very sad to hear of Jack Bruce’s passing. Amazing musician and inspiration. Rest in peace.
— Wolfgang Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 25, 2014
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Cream bassist Jack Bruce.
— Abbey Road Studios (@AbbeyRoad) October 25, 2014
RIP Jack Bruce…I had the honor of jamming with him a few years ago, a memory I will always cherish! One of the legends…
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) October 25, 2014
I gotta listen to some Cream in a melancholy way. RIP Jack Bruce
— marc maron (@marcmaron) October 25, 2014
Good night Jack Bruce … I was lucky to meet you .. And be produced by you xxx The only Scot in the R&R hall of fame I heard x bye bye
— Eddi Reader (@eddireader) October 25, 2014
With great sadness we've lost another legend. Jack Bruce was a tremendous talent. I jammed with him and met him : ( pic.twitter.com/T42BuJxu4d
— Bruce Kulick (@brucekulick) October 25, 2014
Oh man. Jack Bruce. Too much. Wow. Holy holy. I love that guy. One of a kind greatness. End of an era.
— Flea (@flea333) October 25, 2014
— Black Sabbath Online (@sabbathfans) October 25, 2014
Especially sad to hear that Jack Bruce has passed away. Top man, still an inspiration. R.I.P.
— John Wetton (@arkangel2605) October 25, 2014
Jack Bruce. That Is ALL Rest In Peace All Other Words FAIL ME
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) October 25, 2014
Sad news about Scottish music legend Jack Bruce.
— midge ure (@midgeure1) October 25, 2014