Legendary Rock Musician Jack Bruce Dead At 71

Jack Bruce, the legendary rock bassist and singer who soared to fame as a member of the 1960s English supergroup Cream and went on to a 46-year career as a solo artist and bandleader, died Saturday at age 71, according to media reports. Cream was together for only two years,1966-68, but Scotsman Bruce and Englishmen Ginger Baker, the fiery drummer, and Eric Clapton, the master guitarist, changed rock music with their rock-tinged takes on blues classics and such band-written compositions as "I'm So Glad" and "Sunshine of Your Love." Cream was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1993.

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