Jack's Get Well Guestbook: Feb 13 - Mar 23
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Name: Gary Husband
Time: 10:12:49 AM
Jack, Been thinking of you very much since I heard the news. Frozen with fear is probably the more appropriate expression, if the truth be told. But you are reported to be making the kind of recovery I, and the rest of us would expect of you!! I'm looking forward to hearing this new record, and I'm wishing you much love. Toilet paper always. Long live the king of bass and song. Gary H.
Name: Johnny Nyløvold
Location: Norway, Ytre Enebakk
Time: 2:51:25 PM
I am very happy about your recovery. Since 66 I have been a great fan of your music,voice , and your bassplaying indeed.
Name: mark cummings
Location: las vegas ,nevada
Time: 5:59:54 PM
Dear Mr.Bruce, I am very happy for you and your family for you being able to survive such a serious health problem,and being lucky enough to find a matching liver.I saw you perform twice in a short period in Germany in the late 70's.Hamburg&Munich.Ilove your music and your style of playing the bass.Continued recovery and good health.
Name: Juergen Fischer
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Time: 3:17:25 PM
Dear Jack Bruce, since I've been twelve or thirteen years old, I hear your music, esp. with "The Cream". It has been the very best of music, I've heard. Now, thirty years later, I would like to say the same and I would like to see and to hear you one time in my life on stage. So here my question: Is it possible to see you here in Germany or in near european countries one time??? It would be the greatest for me. Hopefully, one of your greatest "fans", a fan of real music, with best wishes for you, Juergen Fischer
Name: Jens Hoppe
Time: 4:57:33 PM
Reiner Zufall, dass ich mal wieder auf deiner Website war und ich von deinem Schicksal erfahren habe. Ich wünsche dir gute Besserung!!!! Einer deiner größten Fans!!!
Name: Timothy C. Ginder
Location: Ward CO USA
Time: 11:48:37 AM
Jack-glad to know that you are doing well-listen to your doctor and lay around a bit and leave the hard work to younger players for a while-they might learn something- looking forward to your next album maestrodmix@yahoo
Name: Örjan Mjörnheden
Location: Västra Karup, Sweden
Time: 4:40:36 PM
Since the days of Cream, you have been one of my most enduring heroes, as a musician but also as a human being. I remember very vividly how you in an interview in Guitar Player Magazine talked about how we are given the gift of music and that God will try us for it, making us prove that we are worth this gift. This statement has always stuck with me as offering a great sense of meaning for how the healing powers of music work and that they come with a prize. I guess the good Lord has tried you once more and I´m so happy and relieved that you are still with us! Thank you so much for everything and I wish you the best of luck for the future!
Name: Ralph Youngblood
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Time: 9:17:17 AM
Hey Jack, I would first like to wish you all the best with your recovery and the rest of your life. You have been my bass inspiration since I was 15 and started grooving on the sound of Cream. I'm still playing at the age of 48 and with you as an ideal, as a person and a musician, I hope for many more years of productivity. When you get well enough to travel iit would be great to see you in Stockholm.(I'm originally from New York.) Best wishes, Ralph
Name: Gordon Urquhart
Time: 9:48:29 AM
I saw Jack with Cream in the sixties at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen (there's a venue for you!) The power failed on stage and Jack and Ginger soldiered on with Rollin & Tumblin without amplification! At fifty two I've just bought by first bass -the inspiration from Jack that night in Aberdeen lived on all that time. Get well soon - rock still needs us fifty-somethings!
Name: doug morton
Location: putney, vt
Time: 10:19:45 AM
jack....heres to a speedy recovery and continued good health...you've been a real inspiration over the years...hope to catch u live soon.
Name: Ron Lange
Location: Marysville, OH USA
Time: 12:24:18 PM
Hope you are doing well. As I'm writing this, I'm listening to "Sunshine of Your Love" and truly enjoying your wonderful vocals and inspiring bass work. Thank you for all that you've done for music and I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for you.
Name: James Allison
Location: Evansville, Indiana USA
Time: 2:56:22 PM
Having thought for 25 years about writing to you via a record company, I am finally getting to it. My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I learned of your operations by reading Bass Player magazine. My study, and that is the right word, of your music goes back to the late 1960's. I will always remember a friend's words, when I announced that I had purchased an electric bass. He said, "If you're gonna play bass, there's this guy you gotta hear." He then loaned me his copy of Best of Cream. I cut my bass teeth doing my best to emulate your lines and learn from them. My appreciation of your work extends way beyond the bass, as it should. I continue to marvel at the harmonic and rhythmic intricacies of your compositions. I have always enjoyed the fact that, just when my mind thought it knew where the composition was going, you took it somewhere completely unexpected. Your recordings (I'm proud to have even the hard-to-find ones)and your training video are staples of the materials used with my bass students. We look forward to many more offerings from your fertile imagination. Thank you for what you have contributed to millions world-wide. May God bless you during your continued recovery. Sincerly, Jim Allison
Name: Richard Bowes
Time: 5:08:18 PM
To Jack Bruce Laird of Bass Thanks for the wonderful music and especially the music from the past it made my childhood a lot more happier with you and your timeless music in yhe background. I hope you are doing a lot better. Rick Bowes
Name: josé silva nunes
Time: 5:44:07 PM
GET WELL SOON JACK! I ENJOYED VERY MUCH YOUR TWO LATEST ALBUNS I'M A VASCULAR SURGEON.IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING JUST CALL! JOSÉ
Location: São Paulo - Brasil
Time: 9:16:35 PM
Get well Jack ! I can't say "get better" 'cause better than you is impossible !! You're the finest in the world !!!
Best wishes for a Brazilian fan !!
Time: 7:25:05 AM
Thank you for all.
Location: varese - italy
Time: 10:20:11 AM
See yo soon, HEAR you soon!!!!! THANK YOU Jack for 36 years listening your music and your words!!!
Name: KEN HOOPER
Time: 11:14:58 AM
others get the accalate's but anyone who know's about music, knows, you are the dogs b-----ks.get well soon,
Name: Pat Marshall
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas USA
Time: 4:28:31 PM
All the best to you for a full recovery and a happy life.
I've always enjoyed your music! Thanks for making for all of us!!
Name: Anthony Olkiewicz
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Time: 5:36:28 PM
We think that we will live forever. Thanks for all the fun and music through the years. I hope you are feeling well. Maybe we will live forever!
Name: Anton van de Kraats
Location: EDE TheNetherlands
Time: 4:01:03 AM
Jack, i am a fan since early Cream, enyoing your music still everyday, please hang in and keep well anton
Name: Anton van de Kraats
Location: EDE TheNetherlands
Time: 4:01:37 AM
Jack, i am a fan since early Cream, enyoing your music still everyday, please hang in and keep well anton
Time: 4:57:49 AM
i dey here my brotherssssssssssss and jark i love your site tanks
Name: Alex Y. Godyayev
Location: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Time: 9:41:56 AM
I just want to say: we need you Jack. Life as well as music never ends.
Name: Scott Chapin
Location: New Mexico, USA
Time: 2:33:33 PM
I was shocked a while back when I heard the news, but am glad you are coming back strong. We met in Stevens Point Wisconsin back in I think it was '67, and I am llooking forward to shaking your hand when you come back to the states next time. In My Prayers, Scott Chapin www.scottchapin.com
Name: Mick Rabbitte
Time: 4:39:18 PM
Hi Jack I'd like to wish you all the best for the future and hope you recover fully to carry on making great music, been a fan since cream days, I feel for your friends and family its a great strain on them, I recently lost my wife after a liver transplant she was 47 she never came out of hospital but it was something completely different to yourself, it was something called amyloidosis its quite rare and not many people have heard of it, I'd be gratful when your fighting fit and working again if you could perhaps mention the word (amyloidosis) here and there so people become aware, once again I wish you full recovery and good luck for the future. Mick
Name: Jim Morris
Location: Yucaipa, California
Time: 4:50:28 PM
Jack, I hope that you get well very soon! I had seen you with West Bruce & Lang some years back in LA I'll never forget that concert, you all were great.
God bless you...
Time: 7:02:49 PM
Hello When I was about twenty years old I went to a Ceeam concert in Memphis> I had met you and some people in the Cream camp until that day that night I never payed much attention to cats that played the bass but you were the one cat that made me sit and listen!I remember going up to Duck Dunn and Steve Cropper and saying "I heard Jack Bruce last WOW why didn"t ya'll tell me and he's the one sing etc. See I was sorta the little white girl that was let into the studios here mainly because I behaved and I was a flower child and amusing to all these cats here back then and and course some of my family were in the studios. Anyway the players use to kid me saying "she loves Jack Bruce and laugh. And my reply was I don't know Jack Bruce but I love what he's laying down! You really moved me and I heard alot of the Black legends already they called ne lil sister, I drove everybody crazy about you I made Furry Lewis listen to my records. Stay in the light and I pray you'll always be all right . I'll keep you in my prayers. Love.Health and Happiness Lilsister
Name: Lenny Kirschner
Location: Brightwood, Oregon USA
Time: 10:43:22 PM
It's borrowed time, every hour, stolen like a fist full of graveyard flowers...this ain't no place for the fainthearted. (pierce pettis) Take heart to live each day like it could take your breath away.
Name: Ray Perkins
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Time: 11:56:18 PM
Listening and understanding your music has always been an enjoyable thing for me. You are always exploring new and uncharted territory and I love it. Right now Im in the middle of playing your new CD, More Jack Than God, nice work!!
Ive been a fan of yours since the 60s, and still have my original albums and 8 tracks of yours & Cream as well. To this day there is always one of those CDs in my car to listen to. True music is never tiring, only more evolving as we move through time.
Most recently, I saw your show in at the Park West in Chicago, December 2001. I still talk about the performance that night. Brilliant is an understatement. I was seated right up near the stage and heard every note you and your band played. A memory forever...Thank you, you are one of my favorite artists!
I also saw you with Ringo Starr a few years before at the same club. Ill never forget when it was your turn and you launched into White Room. I was compelled to leave the people I was with and walk down the isle straight to the stage and crouch down so I wasnt blocking anyone and just absorb what you were doing. You took me back to a time when I was too young to see your early shows and Ill never forget it.
It has been five months now since your operation and I can only hope and wish you well.
I have visited Scotland and toured your country on my bicycle only to learn what a Scotsman really is. Stay strong, and most of all keep that creative flame burning! I wish you a full and healthy recovery. I know you can do it.
Ray Perkins Chicago, IL USA
Time: 5:55:23 AM
Thank you Jack,I listen your music every day!I'm a bass player and I study the music of Cream.Mi favourite bass is gibson eb3.I'm not a good english writer,sorry but i love you
Name: Jack Barron
Time: 6:47:16 AM
Hiya Jack, Sorry to read about the medical problems you have been having, but I am glad to see that you are at home and getting better after the surgery you went through. I never got to see Cream play but that band's music was a major part of my teenage life. Songs For A Tailor is an excellent album as well. Think I better check out Harmony Row and Out OF The Storm (several decades late!). Mmm, glad I came across your website I have learned loads. Take care, Jack Barron
Name: helen zavadsky
Time: 10:02:25 AM
Dear Jack Bruce!
Let me call you so and the reason is that first I heard you in far,far 1969-s,when your disk "Songs For a Tailor" appeared.I was shocked.I opened something new for me,something unknown at that time it was unlike the other music, music which being unlike the other,impressed me,by it sinkere kindness.And when I saw your photo,can't forget it till nowadays.Every time,having got your next disk with great difficulty,as the prices were and remain today too high(but usually it takes a lot of time before we can listen to your next disk) I immersed in your music world and imagined as if,I were together with you.Unforgettable time! You had everything on your way:success and disappointment,but the time proved that your are "the qiants of music"!I am glad with to every you success still many, many years.I always wanted to know about your as much .I'm interested in both: your life and work.Will you,please help me,if it's possible to know more about you not only as a musitian but as a person.We can understand music though the musitians thoughts and soul even if we don't understand the words in English.I would like to speak with you about everything.But it's a pity it's not possible to write everything in a letter.A letter is the only means communication with you ... The only hope to meet you and and to speak with group it' your concert.But in fortunately it's very difficult.Heardly I when nor be able arrive in England single hope if you will arrive in Russia,we without fall a meet.Dreams... Dear Jack Bruce! I'm very sorry,but I have a request for you. Will you please send me your photo with your original autographs or just an answer on my letter.For me it would like... a present equal "the flight to the moon"! Oh,GOD!But it's just a dream,I even can't hope for it.There are no miracles in reality!? Having finishing my letter let me wish you everything a person can wish to his friends:a successful work and a lot of happiness in your life,and also to continue gladden your admirers with your songs.Thank the time thas has presented us such a wonderful musician and man.I want you to be happy and always young! We love and always will be with you.
Ever' your Helen.
P.S.Excuse me,please my English.
My address: Helen Zavadsky 165-43 Krupskay Street Lida,231300 Belarus.
Name: Peter Bates
Location: Newcastle, England
Time: 6:21:26 PM
Just heard from Ian Anderson in Newcastle tonight that Jack isn't too well at the moment. Hang on in there, Jack, I'm praying for you to make a full recovery and here's hoping to see more of you soon.
Name: tim toung
Time: 7:19:41 PM
i hope you have a very very speedy recovery with as little pain and suffering as possible.i also hope to see you maybe back out on the road again one day.this is probalbly just a fantasy,but i along with about 100 million other fans would love to see a complete CREAM reunion one day.maybe even see you team up with leslie west again. how"s that for a wish.well til then take care and relax and get well.catch you later.
Name: Nigel Robinson
Location: Gateshead, England
Time: 8:42:17 PM
Was at the Jethro Tull gig at Newcastle City Hall tonight where Ian Anderson said that Jack wasn't doing so well today. I can only hope that the spirit that got him thru the transplant sticks with him and he makes it. You only have to read the other entries to know how much he and his music mean to everyone, wherever they are. Keep fighting Jack.
Location: Hartlepool - England
Time: 11:21:29 PM
i hope you make a full recovery your music inspired me in the 60's and you gave us some of the best their was get well soon and keep rockin
Name: Attila Romvari
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Time: 4:06:04 AM
I can only join the other fellows in your guestbook with my admiration to your music ever since I first heard a Cream record. As a fan of you for the past 30+ years (and my personal top-list consists only of a very limited number of blues/jazz/rock "magicians") I insist - also in the name of all my friends here - that you come to Hungary more often than in the past decade!!!! We terribly miss your concerts! Hope the latest news about you in the last entries of your guestbook mean only a temporary and short situation. So get really well soon, and now - after so many LPs, CDs and VHS casettes in my collection - I'm waiting for the postman to bring my first Jack Bruce DVD - Jack Bruce and Friends.
Best friendly wishes
Name: Mark Ellis
Location: Los Angeles
Time: 5:47:33 AM
Jack: You can't imagine the inspiration you are for so many of us. Saw you play Hyde Park, London, in the early 70s. All the best............
Name: david caldwell
Location: melbourne, australia
Time: 8:56:08 AM
Its about a year since I looked at your website and i was taken aback to hear what you've been through. all the very best to you. I still recall the day when i was at boarding school in England and some thoughtless individual left my copy of Fresh Cream on a window sill in the sun. It totally wrecked I'm So Glad! Anyway I'm glad that you're OK!
Name: billy macmillan
Location: St Andrews
Time: 2:54:59 PM
Don't do a Rory Jack!! You are our hero!!love Billy and Martine
Name: Geoff Markham
Location: Wallington, Surrey
Time: 3:18:59 PM
Hi Jack I have been agreat fan of yours since Cream - and I'm so glad (no pun intended) that you are recovering from your operation and hope you are back in the swing soon. I have just bought "More Jack Than God", which I think is brilliant - and can't stop playing. I have just finished buying all your albums on CD (I already have all of them on vinyl). I have never been able to understand why a great musician like you with such a superb voice has not been more "popular" if that's the right word - but then when you see the some of the crap "popular" artists around it's probably not surprising, if you know what I mean. Anyway, get well soon Jack- and thanks for all the great music you've given us over the years - looking forward to your next album!
Time: 9:37:08 PM
Cream ROCKS! You're the man! Get well!
DANG YOU CAN SING
Name: Jan Arnts
Location: Lemiers (Netherlands)
Time: 4:10:38 AM
Hello mr. Jack Bruce, I heard, you will be in good shape soon. As a big fan of you, i wish you the very best. Stay with us another 51 years. ("Coming to me in the morning" is still my favorit for waking up)
Name: Dale Davison
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Time: 11:19:32 AM
Jack, get well soon. You are one of the reasons I started to play bass. We need bass players like you.
Name: Leo Leoncini
Location: Scranton, Pa. USA
Time: 12:11:25 PM
I remeber the moment (over 30 years ago) that I heard Cream for the 1st time. I have been a huge fan of your playing, singing & writing ever since. (I've probably listened to White Room & Theme From an Imaginary Western more than anyone on earth; ask my wife!) I hope you make a speedy & complete recovery. You're one of the best ever. Best wishes, Leo.
Name: terry beecham
Location: pembrokeshire, wales
Time: 2:05:39 PM
Looking back at your 'get-well guestbook' I truly hope you are heartened, Jack, with the world-wide concern & wishes for a speedy recovery.I echo those sentiments. We are all looking forward to hearing that you have studio time booked and are going to record those songs you've been writing while convalescing! Very best wishes, Terry Beecham
Name: Capt. B. Wiggs
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Time: 10:35:11 PM
No Surrender Jack!! I just heard the news. I hope you are feeling better. Soon enough you'll be dancing on air!! Your album"A Question of Time" helped me get through some rough times in my life. Thank you so much for your inspiration. I will send out all of our prayers and dedicate my performance in Austin, TX. Mar. 20th. to you my friend!! Can't wait to see you again live!! Peace and Love Capt. B. Wiggs Anonymous Bosch
Name: William Wenzel
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Time: 12:27:08 AM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Keep on bein' on.
A fan since 1966. Rob Tyner from MC5 and I listened to Fresh Cream the day it came out.
Name: Roger Hagerty
Location: Alabama, USA
Time: 12:41:17 AM
Jack, I hope you recover soon. I've loved your music since 1967. I have a penchant for understatement.
Location: Los Angeles
Time: 4:53:56 PM
Your the best voice in Rock and always will be. Please look into Chinese herb remedies. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad your still here. We love you, always, E & A your fans always
Name: Stephen Jankowski
Location: (near) Paris, France
Time: 6:27:02 PM
I really wish Jack ALL the best in his speedy recovery. Strangely enough I had NO idea about this and was just looking up some facts about him on the Internet. I was putting a Best of Lifetime CD (as well as Best of Cream and then his Shadows in the Air - all my own CD's I hasten to add!) onto my laptop before going off to Portugal (I need good music wherever I go) and wanted to check out one or two facts about him. That at the moment is pointless in terms of his health but please tell Jack that he - along with Miles Davis and that's pretty good company in my book - has led me to avenues in music that without his thundering bass lines and immaculate sense of the blues I wouldn't have gone down. As soon as he is on the road to recovery and he is back playing and comes over to Paris (or nearby) I will be there to see him. All the best.
PS Davis made a mistake not inviting him to play in his group!
Name: Beverly Beer Bellys
Location: Sonoma Ca.
Time: 11:39:44 PM
Jack we wish you a speedy recovery! Our thoughts are with you!
Fans for life,
Beverly Beer Bellys
Name: TJ Boland
Location: Memphis, TN
Time: 9:56:03 AM
Jack, Best wishes. You have always been a big influence on me as a bassist/vocalist, for your abilites there, and also as a composer. God bless, and may your recovery be quick and complete
Name: Walter Mann
Location: Nottingham England
Time: 4:16:48 PM
Please get well, I have only had chance to see you once. I am only tweleve. Mum bought me a Cream cd when I was 9, since then I've learned to play Double Bass and I am hoping to start on fretless, I play in orchestras and bands. Your video is a great inspiration. Thanks for getting me started. I would love to meet you, please get well. Best wishes Walter Mann.
Name: Andy Ingles
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Time: 4:29:17 PM
Dear Jack, I can't express my thanks enough for all your music has given to me over the years. I wish you nothing but the best with a speedy recovery. Be sure of one thing, we love you.
Name: Andy Roy
Location: Bedford New Hampshire USA
Time: 7:28:10 PM
I know I don't know you Jack but I've been listening and enjoying your music since the 60's. You have such a unique style of playing and singing. I got to tell you , I love your voice. You've given us music lovers a so much to enjoy over the years. It's great to hear that your operation was successful and you are on the road to full recovery. My prayers and best wishes go out to you and your family. Take care.
Your friend through music,
Name: Daniel Smith
Location: Outside Philly, PA
Time: 7:39:11 PM
Hi Jack. I hope you're ok. I saw you twice here in Philadelphia in the 80's--two of the best of the many shows I've ever been to. Transporting. Hope to see you back here in the states soon. Remember to remember. Remember to feel. I tell myself too. Daniel
Name: George Lusky
Time: 9:09:33 PM
Jack: Get well soon! Do you remember playing in Detroit, Michigan in 1967 and 1968? You appeared with Cream at the Grande Ballroom in the summer. It was so hot in there my girlfriend passed out and I had to revive her by pushing her wrists on the cooler marble floor, I wouldn't leave the concert though. You took your shirt off and played "Rolling and Tumbling". I saw with Cream at Olympia Stadium in '68 also, you were the BEST band ever! George Lusky
Location: New York
Time: 8:00:03 AM
Get well, Jack.........there isn't one time I play my bass, without hearing something I picked up from listening to you.
Name: Andrew Kent
Time: 5:06:16 PM
Hi Jack, You're the reason there's an old bass guitar and a home made 100W speaker cabinet in my basment. I've enjoyed your music since the Cream days and now seems like a good time to say 'thanks' for it all. Wishing you a speedy recovery and all the best for the future.
Name: John Denick
Location: Reading, Pa. U.S.A.
Time: 5:09:34 PM
esta bien,play on!
Time: 10:59:02 AM
I hope you're better soon.
Name: Alan Conrad
Time: 3:42:30 PM
You are and have been a hero of mine for 35 years (and now a hero of my son also!).Please get well soon, Best wishes Alan Conrad
Name: bil kurz
Location: nashville(ala nyc)
Time: 4:37:03 PM
whoa jack!!! i'm sorry to hear about your illness. what a drag .but i'm delighted to hear that you are doing better ! " wicozani waste "-thats lakota indian(native american) for "good health"! we will pray for you in our sweat lodge ceremony,or your welcome to join us any time your in town.(some miraculous healing takes place there...) i'm 49 and had the great pleasure of being there for the wonderfull explosion of soul and creativity that took place in the 60s-70s, and your music so eloquently and gracefully ordered that tremendous beauty and power.thank you! jack, i'm a musician(singer,mainly)i'm pretty well tired of the industry,but i will never forsake,or let go of the art,and from time to time i assemble a really great band(great players here!)in order to do great music that i love. i'm going to do a 5 song set of your music(i hope that's allright with you?) at exit in -in nashville-rope ladder-w-cello and viola-can you follow- waterfalls-tabels-wierd of hermiston(i think(going to a party--that one) jack... god it would be great (if you've got some around) if you could find it in your heart to send me some charts.(please) it would save me a ton-o-money, and it would be such an honor(and a kick) to get them from you! oh well, there you have it. get well soon. i'm glad your feeling better ,and keep on keepin on!!! here's my email - email@example.com i'd really dig hearing from you love, Bil Kurz
Name: John Bark
Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
Time: 6:30:32 PM
Heard about the health problems via Ian Anderson (who had received a phone call prior to the gig) at a Jethro Tull gig in York.
Sorry to hear the news - Get well soon an hope to hear more good music from you
Name: Takahiro Takeuchi
Time: 8:18:27 AM
I'm sorry,I didn't know that you would fight against a disease. If illness heals up, please be sure to return to Japan.I'm looking forward to see you again in Tokyo.I am praying your recovery. I'm sorry that it is poor at English.
Time: 3:07:50 PM
Hi Jack I'm glad you are recovering and I hope you are back up to your old tricks soon. Do you remember me I was a best friend of Joe who permanently stopped me chasing the D (big ginger haired bloke) I have a punked up slide blues delta style band now called Catweezel (me and drums). You are an inspiration. I use the 66 Deluxe reverb amp that you bought on your first US tour with Cream. I bought it off Malcom years ago. I'm starting to gig more lately. If you ever want to come to a show a run some Muddy waters or Robert Johnson tunes I would be honored. God bless you Jack. Get fit quick. Pinch x
Location: Southport, nr Liverpool
Time: 3:20:48 PM
You, sir, and your wondeful band of beautiful skillful players have inspired me beyond all recognition. Youre lot and Roy Harper! (Who, by the way, i saw live afew months back. Stunning form.) Im 19years of age, but my tastes reside in the 60s where originality and actual music was produced. You along with Hendrix, Harper, Led Zep and Taste keep me going. I am a musician also, and like yourself, i was clasically trained. I am currently unlearning these horrid imprints and persuing big, brighter and more meaningful things. And you are with me all the way. Get well soon jack. I want a Cream reunion Tour!!!! xxxxxx
Name: rick law
Location: vancouver bc canada
Time: 3:55:18 PM
Too many people are depending on you and your music, you must survive! your fan forever rick
Name: Gary Manker
Location: Van Nuys, Ca
Time: 4:10:53 PM
I haven't heard about your illness until now. Here's hoping you are well and recovering. I can't begin to tell you what a profound influence you and Clapton have had on my music beginning with Cream.
Name: Mark Zuelch
Location: Sacramento, CA USA
Time: 4:31:19 PM
Dear Jack: I was numbed at the news of your liver troubles and pray for you in your recovery. You single-handedly redefined the electric bass, and anybody in the music scene knows it. Anyway, please take special care; we anticipate even better news about you and your recovery soon.
Yours in music, Mark "Whitey' Zuelch
Name: Mike Sober
Location: Roseville, California
Time: 8:38:13 PM
Wow, I had no idea my all time favorite Bass player and vocalist was so ill. Great to hear about the successful surgery and recovery. Thanks for all the great tunes over the years and hope you regain full health. Not for my selfish need of enjoying your music but for you and your family. I will toast my Guinness to you this evening!
Name: Jean Pierre Le Henaff
Location: New York
Time: 9:27:17 PM
Saw you once in Poughkeepsie the crowd was not well behaved but you still gave us your best. I spent my many hours in a room all night learning to play bass by listening to cream albums. I love all the solo albums too. Thanks for all you've given us. Pierre
Name: Bob Walz
Time: 1:37:14 AM
Get well Jack! I didn't know you were sick until I came to your website. I always greatly admired your bass playing and I came to your site to see if you have any tabs on the site (I try to play bass also)
Really hope you get well and enjoy life again. You have been one of my bass idols since I was 14. I am 52 now.
Name: James McDonnll
Location: Summit NJ
Time: 12:54:34 PM
All the best to you, we look forward to seeing you return to the circuit in full strength and robust health
Maybe this is a good time to push for that Cream re-union that we all need. JM
Time: 2:42:07 PM
Dear Jack, Hope you're getting better and better. Last nite Doug Wimbish(Living Colour's bassist/synth guy) said " I love Jack Bruce!" And Vernon said you're doing well. Peace and God Bless
Name: Jo Weymouth
Location: Great Notley, Essex
Time: 2:49:24 PM
Hi there Jack,
Just to say I hope your health is continuing too improve.
Name: Piotr St.
Location: Sosnowiec, Poland
Time: 4:35:42 AM
Hope you get better soon. Hope you are doing well. I wish you fast recovery. I hope evrything will be fine. Greetings from a fan in Poland. All the best, Piotr.
Name: Chad Hallman
Time: 12:33:19 PM
Jack , I'm a HUGE Terry "GEEZER" Butler fan and to find out YOU are his top Mentor/Teacher/etc. I would like to learn more about you and your style and equip. and etc. I've been a Bass player for years and am always looking for that better and best way to play . Geezer is my inspiration and would love to learn where he got his inspiration from . Hope all is well with you and take care .
Name: Phil Johnstone
Time: 6:57:20 PM
Hope you are still making a good recovery. Early reports were promising and I sincerely hope that has continued. Thank you for your music over the years. Saw you with Graham Bond and then many Cream gigs including the 1966 Windsor debut and standing on ice skates at Queens Ice Rink in London (what a strange venue that was!). Took some photos at Windsor and a couple of years ago started to digitise some of the old negatives I had kept. This enabled me to email them to Eddy for his Cream tribute pages (which I reckon is one of the best of the tribute sites) - copy this url to get there: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/oldtimers/Windsor.html
Name: Ed Jordan
Time: 6:58:57 PM
Jack- I just learned of your liver problems and wanted to wish you the best. I have been a big fan since the 1960's and have seen you in concert in the NY area 10+ times. You are a strong man and I am sure you will be O.K. I'm digging More Jack Than God and look forward to seeing you again. Best Luck Ed
Name: Tom K
Location: So. Calif.
Time: 7:03:14 PM
Best wishes, Jack.
I saw "Cream" 3x back in the 60's. My 13yr. old son just heard "Fresh Cream" for the 1st time yesterday and thinks you and the boys are great. Get well Soon.
Name: Nick Rodriguez
Location: Santa Cruz , Calif
Time: 7:13:32 PM
Hey Jack, get well soon and get back out there. You are an inspiration to anyone who has picked up an instrument. I still love "The Cream".
Name: mark willshire
Time: 9:35:34 AM
come on jack, pull through this one! best wishes on a full recovery mark
Name: Maury LaPrade
Location: Massachusetts USA
Time: 12:32:49 PM
Dear Mr. Jack Bruce: I have been a lifelong fan of your music & bass playing since I was 14 years old. I saw you live only one time at a small jazz club called "Pauls Mall" many years ago in Boston Massachusetts. I am so glad you are doing well after your surgery. Take care please. Maury LaPrade
Name: George Taylor
Time: 1:44:07 PM
I was shocked when I heard that you were ill, and I am very pleased that you are recovering. As soon as you are fully fit make sure a return visit to Nottingham is your first gig.
Name: GREG SERRATO JR
Location: OCEANSIDE CALIFORNIA
Time: 5:17:54 PM
GET WELL, MY FRIEND!! I HOPE THAT I CAN SEE YOU PERFORM LIVE. IM 27 AND LIVE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, JB. LOVE,PEACE AND CHICKEN GREASE!! GREG JR.
Name: dan salmond
Location: fitchburg ma. u.s.a.
Time: 6:37:58 PM
I hope you get well soon Jack. i have been a fan since I was 12 yrs old i am now almost 50.you have a lot of good years left in you to make more great music. i hope you get my best wishes, DAN
Name: Dean Nitz
Location: Norfolk, VA
Time: 8:40:31 PM
I didn't even know you were sick! I heard an old Cream song the other day and was reminded of how much I enjoy your voice, not to mention the melodic yet solid bass. Get well and back to macking great music.
Time: 11:36:40 PM
Dear Jack, I hope you get through of this as soon as possible. We are living in difficult times for Rock'n'roll, and the CREAM is one of the most fantastic Bands ever, and the 3 of you're still alive. I hope you get well soon, and as a fan, and musician, I hope you guys make at least one more concert together. I have a band and CREAM is all we want to be - I know it's hard to get to you, bau, as a bass/piano player, and vocal I hope you can give us at least one more concert together. Best Wishes... Roy
Name: Gary Conard
Location: Northern Michigan
Time: 1:03:38 PM
When i saw the news item in Mojo mag about Jacks condition i was very saddened. Having grown up in the Detroit area and being a teenager in the sixties I was 17 in 1967 the Grande Ballroom was the place to be. I saw Cream play there and was blown away.Even though Eric Clapton was the one to break into the mainstream Jack's solo lps were what I was listoning to. When i saw that they were being reissued I bought Harmony Row and Songs For a Tailor which I think are two of the greatest albums of all time. I listen to them all the time. Here's hoping for a great and speedy recovery Jack.One of your biggest fans with love Gary Conard
Name: Cliff Brand
Time: 12:31:10 AM
I'm so sorry to suddenly find out that you've been ill. I've loved your stuff for years and saw you at the Santa Monica Civic during the tour for "I've Always Wanted to Do This." I teach music at a small private Christian school and had occasion once to play "Mickey the Fiddler" for my high school choir as an example of imaginative songwriting (they thought it was fabulous). As I type this, I'm listening to "More Jack Than God," and I have to say that you sound better than you have in years. I'm rambling - I guess I should just say that I'm glad you're recovering, and we'll pray that your good health continues.
Name: Lou Portela
Location: No. California, USA
Time: 2:37:01 AM
Jack-My wish, and prayers for your speedy recovery so you may return to a normal schedule with your loved ones, and Friends. Thanks for all those wonderful songs (& record catalog) you have always provided us with! So, regain back your strength, and come play for us one mo' time Good Luck! Lou
Time: 2:27:15 PM
In bocca al lupo Jack,ti auguro tanta salute a Te ed ai tuoi familiari.
Name: Reza Mojtabavi
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Time: 4:53:07 PM
I am originally from Iran. I heard Cream's music for the firdt time in 1967, in Iran. (This was before the take over of Islamic regime in 1979, when listening to music, especially western music became illegal and before got whipped for listening to music.) I liked it very much and enjoyed listening to innovation that was introduced by the Cream to the rock'n'roll music. After Cream disbanded, I listened to Jack Bruce's solo albums and to this day, I enjoy his music very much. I wish you a fast recovery from your operation. I hope to see you and your band in Vancouver one day.
Location: Uruguay-Salinas-South America
Time: 7:12:59 PM
Dear Mr Bruce: I would like to send you my best wishes for you and your loved ones; i feel very relieved that you have recovered;i'm an admirer of your singing and bass playing since the days of Cream; but now is getting even better so thanks god you are ok now;i would like to send you a message of Healh, Love and Properity for many years to come
with respect and admiration
Name: chief peters
Location: Montgomery , alabama
Time: 7:32:12 AM
Wish Jack a speedy recovery and our prayers are with him and his family. Jack Bruce the standard for all bass players.
Name: Marc & Lorraine Wickert
Location: Tweed Heads, Australia
Time: 4:20:35 PM
Dear Jack, We wish you all the very best and thank you for bringing so much happiness into our lives. Best wishes also to Margrit and all your family. The world is a better place thanks to you Jack. Love -Marc & Lorraine Wickert.
Name: Michael Collins
Location: Argyle New York
Time: 7:07:55 PM
You taught me how to play bass! Just listening to and,paying attention to the notes as how they relate to the key - Thanks and take care! www.collinsguitars.com
Name: Matt Allen
Time: 6:01:22 AM
Get well soon Jack! Thanks for all the great music and inspiration over the past 30 years!!
Name: Keijo Sandvik
Time: 10:22:20 AM
I'm so glad to know that you are doing well.
You know, as much as some people go on about how things were much better in the "good old days", your recent "miracle" is living proof that living in this day and age has its distinct advantages.
My thought go with you, your family and the one who granted you your wish. I look forward to a brand new chapter of Jack Bruce. Keep well.
Name: Tom Ferrandina
Time: 5:10:37 PM
Jack, can't wait unitl you come back to the states. Been a fav since 1966 - you are truly a remarkable legend...... Please hurry and get well, you are missed by so many....
Name: Brett Hansen
Location: Fullerton, Ca.
Time: 6:57:39 PM
I was informed By Kofi Baker and his band mates that you were recovering from a liver transplant. I wish you a speedy recovery. I hope that your strength improves through all this. You have contributed to rock and roll history and been an big influence in my musical journey. Wishing you and your loved ones the best. Sincerely, Brett Hansen
Name: THOMAS WYLIE
Email: TOM.WYLI@GRUNDY CATERING.CO.UK
Time: 11:12:01 AM
JACK, FROM ONE SCOTSMAN TO ANOTHER, BEST WISHES,FIGHT HARD,NEVER GIVE IN, WE ARE BROTHERS, TOM.
Name: Steve H
Location: South Wales
Time: 2:50:09 PM
Cheers Jack Hopes for a quick and full recovery, you're still the best bassist no-one else comes close. p.s. Any chance of reforming BBM what a truly fantastic album
All the best Steve H
Name: Paul Lyon
Time: 5:03:44 PM
Can it really be nearly 40 years ago that I saw the Graham Bond Organisation at the Black Prince, Bexley? Been a big fan since those days. Get well soon Jack and the new album is great!
Time: 5:20:17 AM
THANKS FOR ALL THE MUSIC. GET WELL. ALL THE BEST. KEN.
Time: 9:10:08 AM
Dear Jack, I just found out, i cant believe what you have been going through. I am so glad the transplant has gone well and your doing good. I lost your email,but i wanted you to know i was thinking of you. Take care and keep getting better Love and a hug Suexx
Name: Diarmuid Graham
Time: 10:58:53 AM
Get well soon jack. Hope to see you playing in Ireland soon
Name: Jared Bailey
Location: Austin Texas/ United States
Time: 11:15:18 AM
Jack it's a real priviledge to get to write to you. I'm sorry to hear about your liver but am confident that you'll make a full recovery. You really have a gift for playing the bass. You inspired me to want to start playing the bass. Get better, best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Location: Turin, Italy
Time: 2:32:43 PM
Jack, we all wait for your magic bass here in Italy ! When will you come to play for us ? Love, Maurizio
Name: Steven Inglima
Location: Lindenhurst, NY, USA
Time: 5:01:41 PM
Dear Jack Bruce,
I sincerely hope that your health troubles are completely behind you. While no one gets off the planet alive, and you will indeed be remembered forever, your fans want to see you here much, much longer :)
You have always been both a musical inspiration and an source of sonic joy for me as a musician myself. I can't imagine the world without you in it. All the best,
Name: Marc Witorsch
Location: Cary, NC
Time: 9:37:11 AM
Jack, I've been listening to a Cream CD lately. For some reason, I'm going through a retro psychedelic phase. Anyway, I have always thought that you have, bar none, the best voice ever in Rock'n'Roll. I was wondering what you were doing these days so I checked out your web site. Sorry to hear that you had cancer, but I want to wish you the best of health and recovery from your surgery. All the best, Marc
Time: 12:02:00 PM
A "good luck" to Jack and we are sure to see him in concert and new plans soon as possible!
Simone, from "paulmccartney.fm" magazine
Name: Ryouji Taketani
Time: 1:25:30 PM
I believe in God. I wait for song and play of a teacher. Your disciple in Japan
Name: Bob Cage
Location: New York
Time: 1:35:36 PM
Your music is loved by everybody and me especially get well so we can jam
Time: 3:55:12 PM
All of us at Acton are hoping that you are making a good recovery. We are having our "Special Week" at the moment and remembering the time that you came in to our school and kindly worked with the children! We have never been able to top that!!! You are the Best!! Take CareXX
Name: Beth Constanten
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Time: 5:21:57 PM
Jack, for so long your music has given voice to the aching in my soul. Congratulations on your continued recovery. You are in my prayers.
Time: 6:51:41 PM
Dear Jack - You're still one of the very best songwriters around. Keep on doing it. All the best.
Location: Seattle, USA
Time: 7:31:04 PM
I hope you have recovered your health and are enjoying your family and friends and music as ever.
Thanks for many years of musical inspirations. As a recreational musician in my 50's, I have enjoyed for many years playing and singing music for my own pleasure that I have learned from you in my teens. I often grab my acoustic guitar and sing and play a bit of the old cream repetoire before heading off to work. Never ceases to delight me!
And I've deeply appreciated your work ever since as well.
Hope you are indeed Sitting on Top of the World! May you have many more years of vigor and happiness.
much love! astroblue
Name: John Thomas
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Time: 10:51:26 AM
To one of most influencial people in my 49 years. Get well soon. My thoughts are with you and your family. Thanks so much, Jack for sharing your wonderful talents with the world. (Your music has got me through life with a smile on my face and peace in my heart). - John Thomas
Name: Mats Pettersson
Time: 4:25:10 PM
You are my hero. God bless you!
Name: Peter Chant
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Time: 6:13:43 PM
As a faithful fan of yours since the 1960's I send my prayers for your recovery from your surgery.
I modeled all my playing on your style and my all time inspiration, was your playing on Sittin on top of the world, live; how did you get that awesome sound; your phrasing is magnificent!
Name: DAN BEYL
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Time: 7:13:57 PM
I'm glad you are feeling better. We have lost to many great artist like yourself. I have admired your playing for many years. Good Luck! Dan
Name: John D.
Location: Kingston, New York
Time: 7:59:08 PM
Stay Strong! Be Well!
Name: Jay Shanik
Location: Vermont, USA
Time: 11:29:12 PM
A song once stated "growing up is hard to do"(I believe that Neil Sedaka sang it). But coping with the infirmities of our "age" is even harder. If you can keep your courage as strong as your bass lines, you'll outlive us all. Your music has seen me thru some bad times, I know that it will carry you through yours. I wish you all the best.
Time: 1:33:48 AM
Get well soon sir
Name: elmore james oh ree'
Location: planet bruceton
Time: 12:55:46 PM
hey jack......damn right more jack than god.......hope yur kidney is doing fine.....your woman looks fine in the cd pic......wish you and all the best (is yet to come).........keep on rockin and rollin in the sack and on the bass.......please come back to BB kings nyc/usa........thanks for playing the music taht is so good to hear.........god bless you and your family and go kick some blues.................................ps....can somebody please tell me the Harmonica's that jack play on traintime and ........keep on rollin and tumblin......
Name: James McCarthy
Location: New York, NY
Time: 4:04:11 PM
Dear Jack Bruce, Sorry to hear you were laid low. I was a friend of Felix Pappalardi's and I remember that he always spoke very highly of you. Scots bastards are too tough tae be laid low for very long. Glad tae hear you're on't mend. JM
Name: Chanelle Parris
Time: 6:34:47 PM
hi jack i'm ollintons sister chanelle and would like to wish you get well soon from all of us here in coventry
Name: jack verstijnen
Time: 3:44:08 PM
I've listened to your music since the 60's and you're still kickin' ass. Stay well; you're the best!!
Name: Richard Pallister
Time: 6:23:23 PM
Hope you make a full recovery and can get back to enjoying your life.
I just ordered Harmony Row from Amazon today (my dad bought it when you released it, and I've still got his vinyl copy). I cut my musical teeth trying to play along to this LP, and I still love to play Can You Follow on the piano - and sing, albeit not very sonorously!
All the best - yours sincerely Richard Pallister
Name: john mercurio
Location: st.louis usa
Time: 10:21:47 PM
stay strong jack...........big cream fan
Name: Erik Jan
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Time: 9:42:31 AM
Inspiring me by your music and sound makes me wish love and healthness to you That's the universal law of energy:
What you gave and give to me Will come back to you.
Time: 2:12:16 AM
Jack, Congratulations on the transplant and here's to a speedy recovery.
Please say a prayer for Brian whose friends are trying to raise the money for a liver transplant for him. http://www.hopeweb99.com/brian
Name: Geoff Short
Time: 2:39:33 AM
Best wishes Jack. I have been listening to you since the 60's and still do with regularity.
Location: roma italy
Email: no more spam please
Time: 4:00:07 AM
Ciao Jack The Spring is to know you'll pickin'up a bass ( and the whole your life) again lettin' this dark period at your (and our) back.
Name: Jacques Raymond
Location: Manhattan, NY
Time: 10:12:02 PM
Dear Jack, Please get well and strong soon! I am 52 years old and play bass for a living. You were my main influence when I first got started and still are. I'll never forget when I first heard "Fresh Cream" and "Disraeli Gears". The rest is history. Best wishes. Sincerely, Jacques Raymond
Time: 2:57:30 AM
Hi Jack, I wish you all the best for your recovery. I´m a great fan of your music since more than 30 years. I saw you last year in Mainz/Germany and i wish to see you again
Robert from Hanau Germany
Name: Ulf Harup
Time: 4:38:45 AM
Hallo Jack! Hope you get well soon. I have a Jack Bruce period right now. And I redicovered your music. Harmony Row has been my favorite since 1971 and even Jet Set Jewel sounds very good. Krya på dig! Ulf
Name: arnie Goodman
Time: 12:03:39 PM
Your the best get well soon.
Name: Danny Craw
Time: 3:21:40 PM
Jack, Glad to hear your doing well.Please keep on the mend.We miss you here in the New York area.Please get well and back here soon! God bless. Danny
Name: Jordan Quintero
Location: Merida state , VENEZUELA
Time: 7:27:46 PM
Jack , I wish to know you'll be soon on scene singing and playing hard your bass as you always has been a powerful influence and inspiration to various ge- nerations. Imagining you'll get some new compositions about this life-period , I hope good news from you . Excuse my poor English ... pero de todos modos mis deseos son los mejores porque muy pronto vuelvas a la escena y demuestres lo que siempre has sido : toda una inspiración. Jordan.
Name: Randy Irvin
Location: Michigan. U.S.A.
Time: 12:51:50 PM
get better real quick Jack and come back to Detroit soon
Name: Paul Gailunas
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Time: 3:11:33 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Saw you with Cream on your first American tour. I was never the same afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime.
Peace, Paul Gailunas
Name: Gord Emmott
Time: 5:39:17 AM
I pray that your constitution proves to be as strong and full of life as your bass playing.
Love for you and your music. GE
Name: Joe P Higgins
Location: Blue Island, Illinois USA
Time: 10:29:04 AM
Dear Jack, I sure hope you are getting better daily. I went through cancer treatment myself last year for throat cancer. I opted to avoid surgery because I likely would have been disfigured and wouldn't have been able to play the harmonica. Chemo and radiation were rough but I pulled through and am so far cancer free. I hope it works out as well for you. Say I was listening to a live recording of Ten Years After yesterday and I was thinking you and Alvin Lee would really be a great duo for a concert or tour when you are up and about again. Just an idea. My page for you on my music web site is still one of the most popular. Best wishes, Joe
Name: gianni pappalardo
Location: roma (Italy)
Time: 12:07:16 PM
seven years ago I wrote a little, sad song. I broke with my girlfriend after three years of war, fire and pain. I looked into myself, and I find so much love, for me, my life, my music, my home and my verses.
So I wrote this little song I called "With the heart of Jack Bruce", to say how much beautiful was my life and how big was my soul.
Now my life is simply great, and more than seven years ago I want go on to live it thinking at your sensibility, your poetry... your heart.
Sorry for my english.
"Un abbraccio forte e un augurio di pronta guarigione": I need your sound and your soul. Come Back on the streets.
Gianni Pappalardo - Roma
Name: Jan Lie
Time: 12:38:14 PM
I bought myself a new stereo equipment, and decided that the first cd to play and test the new stuff was to be Jack Bruce latest cd More Jack Than God. I just sat on the middle of the floor as his pumping bas came towards me from all directions. I thought to myself "This man is a true genius, and thank God he is still among us". I wish You all the best Jack. I saw You back in the seventies here in Gothenburg, first with West Bruce and Laing, and later with the Jack Bruce Band, strong memories to have. Jan.
Name: ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ
Location: MONTERREY NL. MEXICO
Time: 1:43:42 PM
GET WELL SOON JACK.GOD BLESS YOU.MY FAMILY LOVE YOU.WE WORRY FOR YOU.AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CONCERT.
Name: Redon Hoxhaj
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time: 2:45:07 PM
Hi Jack. I 21 years old from Toronto. I just started listening to Cream and I just fell in love with the music. There's only a few bands that inspire people even 35 years after they stopped existing. I want to thank you very dearly for everything that you've brought to rock. I hope everything is going well with your health and that you recover as soon as possible. All the best, Redon.
Name: david edmondson
Location: kendal cumbria
Time: 5:03:52 PM
i had no idea jack had been ill please pass on my sincere best wishes jack has been part of my life musically since the mid sixties and the alexis korner thro carla bley and neil ardley days without jack being there is quite frankly difficult to imagine
great musician person and humanists of that there is no doubt
never managed a signed record but his music is seriously good and very very modern today
so kindest regards and keep swinging
d v edmondson 47 westwood avenue kednal cumbria LA95NN
Name: tom roarty
Time: 5:23:24 AM
JACK, I CAN ONLY WISH YOU ALL THE BEST- YOU AND YOUR MUSIC, HAVE BEEN SUCH A GREAT FORCE IN MY LIFE FOR WELL PAST 30 YEARS NOW [OUCH! I'M SHOWING ME AGE NOW! ] BUT IN ALL SINCERITY, IT WAS SUCH A JOY, TO HAVE HEARD AND ALSO TO HAVE MET YOU, AT B.B.KING'S IN NEW YORK, NO WORDS COULD EVER EXSPRESS,THE FOND HAPPINESS,OF DAY'S GONE BY,AND TO ALL THE FUTURE ONE'S WHICH YOUR MUSIC HAS BROUGHT TO ME- YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHT'S AND I WISH YOU WELL, MY FRIEND- IN ALL YOUR FUTURE DAYS... NOW-GET WRITING AND GIT ROCK'IN !!! MY BEST TO AND FOR YOU_- ALWAYS, TOM ROARTY- NEW JERSEY- U.S.A.
Name: Ralph Brandofino
Location: New Jersey USA
Time: 12:23:26 PM
Jack i really happy you are better......i grew up listening to you im 50 now and we will grow old together......never give up.......music will heal........Peace
Name: Jack Briggs
Location: Sunderland, England
Time: 12:29:12 PM
Heard that you were ill at a Jethro Tull concert when Ian Anderson told everyone, glad to hear your getting better.
Name: Marek Baranski
Time: 2:49:51 PM
You inspired me to play bass and I'm really happy to hear that you're getting better. Take care marek
Name: mugu larry mugu
Time: 3:50:06 PM
na me biko. get well soon
Name: Carole Terry and Kathryn
Location: Eastbourne East Sussex
Time: 5:56:08 PM
We love you Jack. I first saw you live at the Club A Go Go in Newcastle in November 1967. So glad that you are making a recovery. As my daughter says "We just can't spare him"
Name: Phil Armstrong
Time: 7:45:29 PM
Hey Jack, grow yer hair long again...
Name: David Stoltz
Location: West Hartford,Ct.USA
Time: 12:24:06 AM
Hey,Jack....miss ya,man...I hope you and Margrit are well.Got a hold of the Lifetime reissue cd with "One Word." OMG! That is something....that should be in a time capsule.You guys were pop culture incarnate,I think.....love it.Anyway,after so many years and bass players and singers and writers and cds out there,there is nobody like you.Your music makes life a more vivid experience.Thank you,bro.
Name: Avy Meyers
Time: 1:56:33 AM
Get well soon Jack. I'd love to see you come back to Chicago and do a solo show.
Name: Eric Steinberg
Location: Richmond, CA
Time: 12:05:18 PM
Get well soon. You have inspired my playing. Your sense of counterpoint is unique. I love all your music!
Name: Rich Petersen
Time: 8:25:03 PM
I just recently learned of your illness. Sorry to hear you had to go through such a difficult time, but glad to hear your doing well now. When I heard of your illnes was deeply saddened. I'm usually not the kind that gets caught up in the "celebrity" thing, but with you it's different. You've given me many, many years of listening pleasure. I'm also a bass player, and you have always been an inspiration for me. You're an extremely gifted and talented man. On the few occasions that I've seen you perform you came across as a very humble and pleasant person. That just adds to my admiration for you. Anyway, here's hoping for a speedy recovery and I look forward to hearing more music from you in the future. God bless.
Name: Mark Sorah
Location: Dayton, Ohio USA
Time: 8:33:22 PM
God Bless You and Take Care.
Name: Antti Rahkiola
Time: 5:56:57 AM
Life is all playtime; working ain't right...
Name: Bruce McLennan
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Time: 3:30:09 PM
I had not heard about your health situation until I went to your web site today (March 23/04). I was shocked to hear that you had cancer but am glad that you are recovering well. May your recovery be swift and complete!
I recently started to listen to Cream again after listening only occasionally. (My musical diet lately has been punk and Cream - the really short and the really long heavier stuff.) I always felt that Cream was one of the greatest bands. The music, particularly the live material, is still incredible.
Cream was the first band I ever saw, in Vancouver when I was 13. When I listen to Cream I like to focus on your bass playing (no offense Eric). It is strong and tough but also melodic and beautifully so. I am thinking of buying a bass and learning to play even though part of me thinks that a 48 year old so-so guitar player shouldn't bother trying. But when I listen to your playing I always want to pick up a bass.
Thank you for your music. May you make much more.
Wishing you the best of health Bruce McLennan Ottawa, Ontario
Name: Richard Rogers
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Time: 5:36:02 PM
jack bruce was as important to my bass playing as my parents were for buying me my first bass guitar. trying to find someone out there in the music world that played anywhere near the concept i heard in my head, i found Jack's individuality and musicality to be the perfect complement to John Entwistle's pentatonic style.In the music of The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Cream, i found similar voices to make me feel confident that a singing, melodic, contrapuntal and soloistic style of bass playing was o.k. to pursue, despite the protests of peers with no visions of their own. for this i shall always be grateful.
the bass is free thanks to people like Jack..thank you, Jack, THANK YOU for taking everything you heard, rolling it up and using it along with your desire to play the bass guitar as melodic counterpoint and lead. His indian influences, classical, jazz, rhythm and blues, etc were perfect for showing me that music is music and instruments are vehicles to one's expression.
i'm proud to claim him as a seminal influence and say that he will go down in history as one of the greatest musicians to bend the bass guitar to his will.
Cheers indeed to this rugged individualist, one of the best ever at being himself.
all my love to you and your family, Jack Bruce!! you are a blessing to more people than you know.
respectfully, Richard M. Rogers electric bass guitarist.
p.s. from wellman braud and pops foster, to walter page and jimmy blanton, to charles mingus and scott lafaro, to jimmy garrison and ron carter, to milt hinton and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Jack is a giant himself and will be noted in the history books for his contributions to music!
Name: Dave Black
Location: Madison, WI, USA
Time: 8:43:53 PM
I hope the renewal of spring finds you well and that your peacefully, restfully, and complete-fully recovering :-)
All the best,
Name: Bruce Warman
Location: Tucson AZ.
Time: 10:18:26 PM
Jack you're the best...many thanks
Time: 10:45:08 PM
Hi Jack - glad you are doing well. What a strange, long trip it's been. Saw you in Dallas in 1968. Where did the time go. Take care. Stay well.