Artists Pay Tribute To Cream’s Bassist Jack Bruce

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Musicians have been paying their respects to the Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who sadly passed away this weekend aged 71.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bass player Flea, Steve Jones, Slash, Ringo Starr and many others, have all offered their tributes to the legendary bassist.

Bruce’s family issued a statement on October 25th: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.”

Not only was Bruce a member of the British trio Cream, he worked with several other artists including Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.

Eric Clapton posted on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that we learned that Jack Bruce had passed away this morning at his home in England. ‘He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.”

Clapton also posted an acoustic track online titled ‘For Jack’.

Cream’s drummer Ginger Baker said: “I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce… My thoughts & wishes are with his family at this difficult time.”