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.