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October 14, 1989 | MARY CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jack Bruce, whose album, "A Question of Time," was recently released by Epic Records, is remembered as the bassist, with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, in Cream. "Cream was together 2 1/2 years, 1967 to '69," Bruce says. "To me, that was just one of my projects. I started professionally when I was 17, when I left college and went on the road. "Cream happened, and that gave me the possibility to do what I wanted to do musically.
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May 4, 2005 | Phil Sutcliffe, Special to The Times
The rumors were flying fast coming into Monday's reunion here of rock's original supergroup, Cream, at Royal Albert Hall, the same place where guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker bid fans farewell 37 years ago. The reunion, consisting of just four shows, would never happen, one music-biz denizen declared a night earlier, because he'd heard that former antagonists Bruce and Baker were back at each other's throats during rehearsals.
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December 19, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"When it came to getting along together, they might have called us Sour Cream," quipped bassist Jack Bruce, referring to his stormy 2 1/2 years with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in the late-'60s rock super-group Cream. Sitting in an elegant Beverly Hills office, Bruce, a small man wearing rumpled clothes and flashing a beaming smile that never seemed to quit, continued: "We did a lot of things wrong when it came to getting along. In many ways, it was like a bad marriage.
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October 17, 2003 | From Reuters
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, former bass player and vocalist with the short-lived 1960s "supergroup" Cream, is recovering from a near-fatal liver transplant, his label reports. Bruce, 60, underwent the transplant in an English hospital Sept. 19 after being diagnosed with liver cancer during the summer, Sanctuary Records said in a statement. He almost died after his body rejected the new liver, his kidneys failed and an infection set in.
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December 22, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
For some '60s-vintage rockers, 1989 was the year to cash in by playing the same old stuff. For others it was a year for proving that being fortysomething doesn't mean you can't find fresh energy and new insights. Before he even walked on stage at the Coach House on Wednesday, Jack Bruce had established his credentials as one of the '60s veterans entering the '90s attuned to the Muse instead of sodden by Mammon.
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December 20, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"When it came to getting along together, they might have called us Sour Cream," quipped bassist Jack Bruce, referring to his stormy 2 1/2 years with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in the late-'60s rock super-group Cream. Sitting in an elegant Beverly Hills office, Bruce, a small man wearing rumpled clothes and flashing a beaming smile that never seemed to quit, continued: "We did a lot of things wrong when it came to getting along. In many ways, it was like a bad marriage.
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December 22, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For some '60s-vintage rockers, 1989 was the year to cash in by playing the same old stuff. For others it was a year for proving that being fortysomething doesn't mean you can't find fresh energy and new insights. Before he even walked on stage at the Coach House on Wednesday, Jack Bruce had established his credentials as one of the '60s veterans entering the '90s attuned to the Muse instead of sodden by Mamon.
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March 22, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Bruce is a musically omnivorous fellow who is accustomed to keeping his plate full. He is currently on the road, fronting a trio on a brief American tour following the release of "Somethin Els," a smorgasbord of an album that ranges from power-rock to plaintive balladry to techno-funk to an impressionistic, classically informed solo piano piece.
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October 17, 2003 | From Reuters
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, former bass player and vocalist with the short-lived 1960s "supergroup" Cream, is recovering from a near-fatal liver transplant, his label reports. Bruce, 60, underwent the transplant in an English hospital Sept. 19 after being diagnosed with liver cancer during the summer, Sanctuary Records said in a statement. He almost died after his body rejected the new liver, his kidneys failed and an infection set in.
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December 18, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a hard-rock Mary Poppins, Jack Bruce knows the vital role sugar can play in helping medicine go down. It's been a long time--nearly 3those decades--since Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker started Cream, rock's first supergroup and the band that threw open the door to acid rock and, in turn, heavy metal.
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December 18, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a hard-rock Mary Poppins, Jack Bruce knows the vital role sugar can play in helping medicine go down. It's been a long time--nearly 3those decades--since Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker started Cream, rock's first supergroup and the band that threw open the door to acid rock and, in turn, heavy metal.
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March 25, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
To paraphrase a song title from one of his old buddies, "Let It Blow" seemed to be Jack Bruce's objective Tuesday night at the Coach House. The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his two young helpers blew freely in a loud and torrential display of power-trio indulgence. But those who appreciate the range and nuance of his exceptional talent would be justified in muttering that Bruce was simply blowing it.
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March 22, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Bruce is a musically omnivorous fellow who is accustomed to keeping his plate full. He is currently on the road, fronting a trio on a brief American tour following the release of "Somethin Els," a smorgasbord of an album that ranges from power-rock to plaintive balladry to techno-funk to an impressionistic, classically informed solo piano piece.
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March 17, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Clark, Bruce Hurst and Tony Gwynn said Friday that they will file a grievance in an attempt to gain free agency should the Padres carry out their promise to dock their pay because of a shortened season. The Padres, on the advice of the Player Relations Committee, have informed four players--Clark, Hurst, Gwynn and Eric Show--that they will not receive full pay if the baseball lockout results in cancelled games. The Padres, according to the Major League Players Assn.
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December 22, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
For some '60s-vintage rockers, 1989 was the year to cash in by playing the same old stuff. For others it was a year for proving that being fortysomething doesn't mean you can't find fresh energy and new insights. Before he even walked on stage at the Coach House on Wednesday, Jack Bruce had established his credentials as one of the '60s veterans entering the '90s attuned to the Muse instead of sodden by Mammon.
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December 22, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For some '60s-vintage rockers, 1989 was the year to cash in by playing the same old stuff. For others it was a year for proving that being fortysomething doesn't mean you can't find fresh energy and new insights. Before he even walked on stage at the Coach House on Wednesday, Jack Bruce had established his credentials as one of the '60s veterans entering the '90s attuned to the Muse instead of sodden by Mamon.
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March 25, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
To paraphrase a song title from one of his old buddies, "Let It Blow" seemed to be Jack Bruce's objective Tuesday night at the Coach House. The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his two young helpers blew freely in a loud and torrential display of power-trio indulgence. But those who appreciate the range and nuance of his exceptional talent would be justified in muttering that Bruce was simply blowing it.
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May 4, 2005 | Phil Sutcliffe, Special to The Times
The rumors were flying fast coming into Monday's reunion here of rock's original supergroup, Cream, at Royal Albert Hall, the same place where guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker bid fans farewell 37 years ago. The reunion, consisting of just four shows, would never happen, one music-biz denizen declared a night earlier, because he'd heard that former antagonists Bruce and Baker were back at each other's throats during rehearsals.
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December 20, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"When it came to getting along together, they might have called us Sour Cream," quipped bassist Jack Bruce, referring to his stormy 2 1/2 years with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in the late-'60s rock super-group Cream. Sitting in an elegant Beverly Hills office, Bruce, a small man wearing rumpled clothes and flashing a beaming smile that never seemed to quit, continued: "We did a lot of things wrong when it came to getting along. In many ways, it was like a bad marriage.
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December 19, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"When it came to getting along together, they might have called us Sour Cream," quipped bassist Jack Bruce, referring to his stormy 2 1/2 years with drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in the late-'60s rock super-group Cream. Sitting in an elegant Beverly Hills office, Bruce, a small man wearing rumpled clothes and flashing a beaming smile that never seemed to quit, continued: "We did a lot of things wrong when it came to getting along. In many ways, it was like a bad marriage.
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