RIP Jack Bruce, Bassist Extraordinaire For Cream.

25 Oct

Jack Bruce was the bassist for Cream. He is one of the most influential bass players of all time and Cream’s mark on music history is impossible to overstate. They were together for 2 years. That’s it, 2 years, from 1966 to 1968 and yet in that brief flash they utterly blew away and transformed the musical landscape.

They were the first true jamming band, the first to achieve that balls out electric rock sound that would directly influence Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Rush. Listen to rock music before them in 65. Now listen after them. It’s like… almost everything after sounds like it came from them. Well… it did.

In tribute here is a video of the final concert back in ’68.


Posted by on October 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “RIP Jack Bruce, Bassist Extraordinaire For Cream.

  1. juliet fugman

    October 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    David Moore Fugman, 38, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Richmond and Petersburg, died Monday, May 6, 2013, of complications of diabetes. He was the son of the late John Kenneth Fugman. He is survived by: his mother and stepfather, Dr. Mildred M. Kline and Robert E. Kline of Green Valley, Ariz.; three brothers, Scott Gund of Petersburg; Christopher Gund (Lisa) of Emporia; and John Fugman (Tina) of Ashland; a stepsister, Monica Kline of Chicago; aunt, Carol Busch of Ardmore, Pa.; two nephews, Travis Gund of Blacksburg, and Garrett Gund of Emporia; four nieces, Trisha Gund of Emporia, Elizabeth Gund of Emporia, Stephanie Gund of Emporia, and Juliet Fugman of Richmond; and his best friend, Kim Karnes of Charlotte, N.C. David was a graduate of Blue Ridge School and attended Ferrum College. He worked in landscaping and as a glazier. David’s passion for music filled his life. He was a well-known and respected bassist who played in many bands.Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Round Hill Cemetery, Brink Road, Emporia, with Masonic rites. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, 914 Forest View Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834-1217.

    • juliet fugman

      October 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      That was my biological father’s brother…


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