Entries for April through June 2004
Time: 4:32:47 PM
hi i am 16 years old and my dad and i love your music... it is because of him i love your music and the music that was around before my time... i just wanted to tell you that you are one of the best singers i have ever heard love your lp songs for a tailor and all your cream lp's as well.I wanted to tell you that you a roll model to me and thanks you for that!!! so thank you for your music and everything you are ~Stacy~
LOCATION: pittsburg, california
Time: 5:33:00 PM
"Wheels of Fire" is a great album. Jack's lyrics and music helped me through lonely times and painted visions in my head. "As You Said" is such a trippy song. Having met a Scottish lassie only added to the the endless want. i was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind and key of harmonica Jack used when he jammed "Traintime" on "Wheels of Fire". Thank you, Donald
NAME: Alexis Roman
LOCATION: Valparaiso, Chile
Time: 6:07:34 PM
I did not know about your desease, I am a big fun of you. I play the bass, guitar and keyboard. also I sing my own music in a trio, just like CREAM. I know how hard can be being in contact with you. Please remember that I am writing from a little country called CHILE, in South America. Here there is so much people who like your music, specially when you were one CREAM. Don't forget that, forgive me for my english, thank you for your music.
NAME: Michael Sherrer
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Time: 5:36:14 PM
Jack,how about an autobiography that tells the real story of your years in the music business, personal life experiences and observations of a period in history that affected so much of pop culture. From jazz to Scotland-and everything in between. Please get it down on paper, or disc-so that we have a record of your life and the times you influenced in such a major way.
LOCATION: BOSTON, MA
Time: 11:24:02 AM
Jack Bruce. Where do we start. The man that RULES the bass and still does.
Cream was just the best. He early solo stuff was just as great. I owe alot to Jack. His music made me who I am. Thanks for all the great music, man. Don't ever stop !!
PS: Hey, Jack fans check out www.jiyamusic.com for a new CREAM style band.
Time: 4:56:16 PM
best wishes Jack
LOCATION: Sheffield, UK
Time: 5:44:24 PM
Hey! I, like Stacy previously put, am 16 yrs old and both my dad and I love your music and have seen you play on several occasions. We have all your Cream lp's on original vinyls which my dad queued up to buy when he was 17! You, like Eric and Ginger are a musical inpiration to us all.
NAME: Frank Young
LOCATION: Perth, Western Australia
Time: 10:22:42 AM
I found your site while I was doing a Google search for the greatest rock guitarists and thought I had to write. As much as I hate when "old" people proudly (or sympathetically) state their age, I'm 55 and wanted to let you know that Cream was an inspiration to me when I was at Uni doing architecture.
I was a lad from the country and had my first taste of new music as a big Beatles fan, then got exposed to very different music when I hit the big city. Cream really hit a nerve for me and I couldn't believe that 3 guys could make so much sound.
I played "Spoonful" so many times and was inspired by how you all seemed to go off on your own tangents, do your own virtuoso things then it all came back together for "the finale". I think I even started to appreciate bass guitar through that piece of music. To me it was enormously creative and obviously because I liked it so much, it has a similarity to what I like to do in my architecture -a sense of chaos, but with an underlying structure and pattern (not always obvious to the untrained eye/ear).
When I found this site, I was shocked to hear that you had had a liver transplant. I went to a concert in Perth a few years back where the Bill included Roger Daltry, Peter Frampton (big fan of his), Gary Brooker etc, etc and one of the main people I went to see was Jack Bruce - and he didn't appear!!!! That really took away a lot from the concert and I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that a few people around me said "Where's Jack Bruce?" I thought I'd be the only old bastard to know who you were!! I guess the liver transplant explains your absence.
Something I've got into in recent times is how wonderful live DVD's are to display the talents of artists and one I've got is David Gilmour's. I love seeing guys of my vintage displaying how brilliant they are and have said a few times to my kids "Take a look at that guy, if you passed him on the street, what would you think?" I then suggested "Would you just think he's an older generation guy? Check out his talent" and hope that it gets through that they shouldn't take people of the older generation for granted. Believe me this is not a preachy thing, hopefully it's an awareness thing which will help them.
Enough rabbitting on, one request which no doubt has crossed your mind - if you're up to it - why not do at least a one off live concert with Ginger and Eric where you do your great numbers (definitely an extended version of Spoonful). I've seen so many reformations of groups recently and they've performed extremely well (the concert for George Harrison - wonderful and very touching, especially with his cloned son - that was spooky). All I ask is a one off to put on video the talent you guys have (there is almost nothing on video/DVD from your heyday). You deserve the chance to immortalise yourselves. I'd be very surprised if you didn't play and sing as well (it's amazing how powerful adrenaline is :-) ).
So there's my request and my tribute - I hope you think about the former and enjoy the latter.
PS Another connection - I was born in Scotland and although I feel very Aussie, I still feel a tie to Scotland and am proud to admit to my Scottish heritage.
Time: 12:19:24 PM
Hello Mr. Bruce, just discovered your great site :) I love your music and your voice
NAME: Richard Baker
Time: 4:28:34 PM
Hello there Jack. Just to say that I think you are the best bass palyer in the world and certainely have been an influence on my playing. "Sunshine Of Your Love" is the best song in the world in my opinion. I think Cream was an excellent group as well. I recently went to see Eric who I think is the best musician in the world and also Nathan East is a great bassist. It would be great if yourself Eric and Ginger got together to peform six one-off concerts at the Royal Albert Hall or something.
NAME: Jan Fix
LOCATION: Ottawa, Canada
Time: 3:17:55 PM
Jack you are an inspiration to me !! You probably get this all the time but, I have dedicated my life to being a musician because of the music of your era. Cream is one of my biggest influences and I even bought a bass in hopes to pull off those runs in Crossroads. Still working on it... If you are ever in Ottawa you should come check us out. www.clockworkband.ca
NAME: Jens Axelsen
Time: 4:42:15 PM
Somehow I've known you quite some time. Were but a teenager, when I first listened to "I feel free" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses", which turnes my head completely and made me and a couple of friends go see Cream live in Copenhagen. Since those days I've been hooked! For many years now (long time before the e-mail came around) I've wanted to tell you how your work has been inspiring me, and how great an impact your singing has made on me - like no other vocalist. Saw you last time in Copenhagen autumn 2001 - what a pleasure!! That's pretty much what I like you to know. Your integrity and devotion has been setting a standard to which I´ve always been referring, whereever I was engaged.
My best wishes for a long, productive future Jens
NAME: Buddy Keffer
LOCATION: Caledonia Mississippi
Time: 11:44:11 AM
Keep on Rocking Man.
Time: 11:35:34 AM
Was reading a Clapton interview in current issue of Guitar Mag (or some such), and he absolutely shat on Cream's live rendition of Crossroads, saying he was out of synch with "1" during his second guitar solo and other disparagements. No word on the contributions of Jack & Ging.
Is this guy a jerk or what?
LOCATION: F.T. Worth Texas
Time: 9:25:57 PM
Happy Birthday Jack!
Time: 12:20:26 PM
HAPPY NATAL DAY JACK!!! HOPE YOU'RE FEELING BETTER AND GETTING BACK IN THE GROOVE.
QUESTION FOR YA...DID YOU ANDY AND DENNIS (HOT FLASH) EVER RECORD ANYTHING THAT WAS RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC????
PEACE AND HAPPINESS
ED FERGUSON / CLEVELAND OHIO
NAME: Anton Müller
LOCATION: Gothenburg, Sweden
Time: 8:05:41 AM
I'm listening to Cream right now, oh my god! What a bassplayer and a singer you are! I too play a SG-bass, don't know if you do anymore but what an instrument that is... Happy Birthday, man!
Time: 4:06:07 PM
Hello Jack, hope your keeping well and are fit to tour soon, my son is now a keen fan since he took up the bass,and is now keen to see you live as well.
Your the best Jack,
NAME: Martin Eberstaller
Time: 8:37:33 AM
happy birthday and all the best for you and your family. My wishes come with all my heard, besause your music has always meant so much to me most time of my life and has given me so much pleasure. (My absolut favorit is still „Harmony Row“. I have seen you several times on stage – the first time in 1972 in Frankfurt with Graham Bond, John Marshall, Chris Spedding and Art Themen, last time was in Mainz near Frankfurt about three years ago.)
Many thanks for all, good luck to you and I hope to see you soon on stage again.
NAME: Howard Johnston
LOCATION: Wirral - England
Time: 9:29:31 AM
Am I the first to wish Jack a happy birthday? - 61 today and decidedly still rockin'........long may you continue to do so sir!
It's actually also my son's 6th birthday today so it's easy for me to remember both.
For British viewers it is also apparently Eric's birthday too...
No - not that one!
The great and sadly missed comedian Eric Morecambe of course (or so my diary's useful daily event says here).
I hope the recovery is continuing well Jack, and I look forward to your return to recording and performing.
NAME: Lenny Jordan
LOCATION: Atlanta, Ga USA
Time: 10:31:44 AM
Happy Birthday Jack - and many more. . . . . . . .
NAME: ernie weiss
LOCATION: philadelphia, pa
Time: 1:22:47 PM
sorry it took me so long to write. i have been a big fan for many years. ever since i heard "sunshine of your love". as a bassist you are my biggest influence. keep making legendary music. hope you come to philly soon .would love to see you live. maybe we can meet as fellow bassists. best wishes always, ernie weiss
NAME: Harry Rowe
LOCATION: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 1:32:39 PM
Happy Birthday Jack! Listening to Wheels of Fire as I type. Turned 50 and decided to take up Blues guitar.
NAME: JULIAN STANLEY
LOCATION: NANTUCKET MASS.
Time: 2:40:59 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON THIS 14TH DAY OF MAY. GOD BLESS YOU JACK! HOW ABOUT MORE ''WEST BRUCE&LAING? I remember talking with you about this the last time I spoke with you at the ABBEY ROAD concert in HYANNIS, MASS. ALL THE BEST JACK!
NAME: Alex Fielden
LOCATION: Northwich, England
Time: 3:04:28 PM
Hope your recovery is going well Jack, you are my greatest musical hero and teacher. Thanks you for so many lessons and so much musical pleasure. Pleasure, now THERE'S a GREAT rock n roll number!! Alex
NAME: Dan Keegan
LOCATION: Cheverly Md
Time: 4:17:44 PM
Happy Birthday Jack. Hope you have many more. Happy as hell you are still walking the earth.
Time: 5:16:16 PM
Happy Birthday, thanks for the gift of your music. Be well and hope to hear more from you soon.
NAME: John Burrell
LOCATION: Harrogate, England
Time: 5:17:11 PM
Happy Birthday, Jack.
I hope you are well on the road to recovery. We are all looking forward to more of your music, especially live performances. Get well soon. Love JB & family
NAME: Bob Goodchild
LOCATION: Reading, England
Time: 5:34:40 PM
Happy Birthday Jack! The word unique must of been invented for your voice.Look foward to hearing you sing One Word live again, like I did on your Scottish tours of the early 80's!
NAME: Glenn Gage
LOCATION: Monterey, CA
Time: 7:12:16 PM
Happy Birthday Jack! So great to hear that your recovery is going so well! Yeah, we definitely loaded the ether for you:) Always great to hear from you on the diary....Happy Birthday again and many, many more! Cheers! Glenn
NAME: Tom Frazier
LOCATION: Columbus,Ohio USA
Time: 7:41:23 PM
A very happy birthday sir! Here's to good health and happiness. Thank you for the influence you have provided on my journey as a musician.
NAME: Mitch King
LOCATION: Rockland County, New York
Time: 8:33:32 PM
Happy Birthday Jack !!! I wish you all the best and a full recovery along with wishes for a wonderful birthday! We do need "More Jack"! Looking forward to bringing the family out to see you perform again.
Best wishes, Mitch King and Family
Time: 8:55:45 PM
Happy Birthday! How odd that I should happen to find this website on your birthday! Last week I was listening to Take It Back while driving around Scotland and I had to keep playing it over and over. I wish I knew for sure what 'It' was. Your voice is outrageously original and will go down in history as one of the true vocal delights. Let's get you playing in Gloucestershire! Jen
NAME: DAVID STEELE
LOCATION: EASTPOINTE, MI
Time: 1:44:50 AM
Best wishes & Happy Birthday. Thanks for the music. I wish you peace and good health.
NAME: Jens Hoppe
LOCATION: Hinte, Germany
Time: 5:43:48 AM
Happy birthday and greatest wishes to you and your family!
Perhaps I have the luck to see you in one of your concerts in the future!
A great fan from germany!
NAME: EMEKA LOME
LOCATION: TX USA
Time: 10:25:21 AM
I LOVE YOUR SITE.I DON ENTER,KEEP IT UP.
NAME: Mike Moran
LOCATION: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Time: 11:16:19 AM
Happy 61st! You continue to be a great inspiration as demonstrated by your music and by your determination, spirit, and strength. As you continue to gain back your good health, please remember that there are many who care deeply about your continued recovery and who are "in your corner." You've given us so much wonderful music, and we offer our prayers and best wishes in return. Frankly, we -- your fans -- get the best of that deal! Thanks for everything.
Mike - A fan since '67
NAME: Pam Stoltz
LOCATION: West Hartford,Ct.USA
Time: 11:24:41 AM
Hey Jack ! Pam Stoltz here! Wishing you a great Birthday and say hi to your family for Dave and I . If we are ever back in the U.k.[ITS BEEN SINCE 1994]we would love to see you if you are home. Looking forward to some more great music of yours and sending our love and much gratitude for your life and contribution to the music world ! Love, Pam
NAME: Richard Baker
Time: 4:06:09 PM
Happy 61st birthday Jack me old bass player. You're still young at heart no doubt.
LOCATION: Long Island, NY USA
Time: 4:15:30 PM
Jack you are so missed, please hurry back to USA for a tour. Fan for 36 years, please - quick recovery -you are my idiol.... happy birthday - 61 is young....
LOCATION: Toms River, New Jersey
Time: 8:39:36 PM
I am 15 years old and I have been a huge fan of Cream for a couple years now. I just wanted to tell you that you still have one of the greatest voices I have ever heard, and your influence as a bassist is still being felt today. I have a band of my own, and we do primarily blues-rock. As a matter of fact, the first song we ever played together was Sunshine Of Your Love. I am a guitar player and of course Eric is one of my idols, but I am just as much influenced by what you and Ginger did also, both with Cream and in other musical pursuits.
Anyway...happy birthday and best wishes!
NAME: MIKE KERPER
LOCATION: PHOENIX ARIZONA
Time: 10:15:22 PM
SO GLAD YOU MADE IT THRU, I HADNT HEARD. I JUST WOKE FROM A NAP TODAY, DREAMING YOU HAD A NEW ALBAUM, AND NOW I FIND YOU'VE GOT TWO, AND A LOT OF REISSUES, JOY!
I FINALLY GOT TO SEE YOU TWO YRS AGO, ON THAT RUNDGREN TOUR BEATLES THINGY. AT OUR ROUND THEATRE. MY FRIEND GOT TO SHAKE YOUR HAND WHILST YOU WERE UP THE STAIRS - AND OUT IN THE AUDIENCE.
GOD BLESS YA KID, AND THANKS FOR WHAT YAH DID, AND STILL DO. I THINK I'LL HOIST A PINT OF MCKEWINNS ALE -TO YOUR HEALTH. MIKE [ I USE PHILASTUS T HURLBUT AS A NOME DE PLOOOOM. ]
NAME: Lonesome Larry Dove
LOCATION: Arizona USA
Time: 6:04:04 AM
Your work is OUTSTANDING! I was reminded of this fact upon finding your website and playing the snippets from your solo albums.
I think Sting should pay you a royalty for every recording he sells.
Also, STELLAR work in "Cream". (understatement) You guys influenced a gangly fourteen year old kid (me) to fall in love with music and take up the guitar.
I still play for a living today at age 48.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for helping me find my life's work.
Get well, Jack. You mean much more to us than you'll ever know.
LOCATION: Highland Lakes NJ
Time: 9:18:52 AM
Happy Birthday Jack - Feeling your energy over here in the USA.
Celebrate The Day !
NAME: Mike Moran
LOCATION: Fall River, Massachusetts, USA
Time: 10:02:40 AM
Happy 61st. Thanks for your music and for your remarkable example of courage, strength, and determination. As you continue to get well, please know that there are so many of us that are "in your corner." We look forward to your next 61 years. Thanks for eveything.
Mike - a fan since '67
NAME: Dave Black
LOCATION: Madison, WI
Time: 11:23:04 AM
Happy 61st birthday. I (and surely many others) think about you and your recovery every day. All the best to you and your family this fine spring and I hope to see you performing in 2005 at the latest.
All the best,
Time: 1:20:33 PM
Best wishes , Jack and happy happy brithday.i'm at the crossroads of my age too but you're still "the sunshine of my life". "i feel free" and "i'm so glad" while listening to you. Life is then an "harmony row"...
NAME: Mike Tivas
Time: 2:46:48 PM
Dear Jack, I was just forteen when I first heard you in CREAM,and decided that that was how I wanted to play bass. I have followed you through your years after CREAM and saw you twice(Roxy Theatre,L.A.). You are still an inspiration,looking forward to seeing one more CREAM tour.(please) or atleast a BBM tour. Thanks for continuing to share your musical emotions with the world.
NAME: Lawrence Ghent
LOCATION: Lake Wylie SC
Time: 6:11:12 PM
Jack, old boy, are you really sixty one? Well my old friend you make sixty one look pretty damn good! I have noticed a strong directness to your voice in the past few recordings. No doubt about it! Your voice has a stringth these days that is nothing short of operatic. As I said to you once before, even the best of your music will not surpass what you are about to do. Do it for yourself, do it for your familey, or the rest of us but do it! I await your next masterpiece.
More than a fan,
NAME: Gail Finlay
LOCATION: Colorado Springs Colrado
Time: 10:01:30 PM
Dear Jack, Happy Birthday to you ! We are all so glad that you were re-born this last year. May Fortuna smile and grin with you and good health abound. Blessings. love to you and yours, Gail
NAME: Robert Noble
LOCATION: Simsbury US
Time: 11:06:32 PM
Happy Birthday Jack! Hope you are feeling well. Been re-immersing myself in your great voice and bass playing agin - Thanks for the inspiration...
Time: 12:49:05 AM
Happy birthday. Thank you for all.
NAME: Ed Super
LOCATION: Bridgeton, NJ, USA
Time: 9:21:23 PM
Jack; your music is nothing short of philosophy set to sound. My life has been enhanced because of your music. Many have written "songs"; but you have composed a "music." Bach has nothing on you! Thank you and Happy Birthday!
P.S. Come back to Philadelphia.
NAME: Bev Da Bronxbabe
LOCATION: Boca Raton, Fl.
Time: 10:52:58 PM
You are the BEST!!!!!! www.bronxbabe.com
NAME: Mitch Talavera
LOCATION: Los Angeles California
Time: 11:39:19 PM
I have been a Cream aficionado since I was in high school so when I found that Jack Bruce had many solo albums I just had to check them out. What I found was truly amazing inspirational music. What I heard blew me away because of how different it sounded not only from music of its own time but from todays music as well. Jack Bruce has demonstrated a unique quality that only the most brilliant musicians have, which is the ability to surpass his own best to continually reach new levels of musical and artistic greatness. Thanks for the inspiration Jack and keep those great songs comin'
Time: 1:01:04 AM
I'm so glad you're still with us. I'm going to be there when you come to town. The last two times were excellent. In spite of things, you haven't aged.
Time: 8:13:59 AM
Hi Jack! Congratulations with your 61st birthday and even more congratulations with your continued recovery. Hope you had a good day.
Best regards Søren
NAME: Sherry Salzman
LOCATION: Lancaster county PA.USA
Time: 11:26:28 AM
happy 61st b-day Jack!!! you are the most innovative musician i have ever heard-no one combines chords the way you do or gets moods in a song like you, as a singer-i have never heard anyone use their voice to convey so many colors as you-i use your recordings to keep my vocal chord warmed up and sing along with you to maintain them- not to mention being the baddest bassman who ever lived!!!!!! you are a musical treasure-!!!!! love,and good health to you!!!! Sherry Salzman
Time: 12:38:17 PM
Best greetings and Dear Jack you're really "out of the storm"
LOCATION: melbourne australia
Time: 3:19:33 PM
To Jack, I trust you had a great birthday. Logged on a little late 19/5/04. Been a big fan since I was 16 am now 52. Wishing you many more birthdays.. JM..
NAME: Jenne McClure
LOCATION: Central Scotland
Time: 4:07:55 PM
I first heard your music rather late in life - 10 years ago at the age of 34 - introduced by my husband-to-be who's a bit older and a longstanding fan. Wish I'd heard you sooner but it was all classical music in my early years (sound familiar?) and so I missed out on a lot of good stuff in the 60's! I now have a 15 year old son, Adam, who is learning to play bass and for whom you are a role model, as Ginger Baker was for my husband with his drumming. I was hoping you might play at the Scribbler's Picnic but realise now that that isn't possible - so I'll just have to hold out for next year!! It has been good to visit your website. Love,
NAME: Chick Todd
Time: 7:41:36 PM
I'm so glad . . . for you Jack
NAME: Stig Andersen
Time: 7:32:15 AM
NAME: Gary Conard
LOCATION: Northern Michigan
Time: 11:10:59 AM
Happy Birthday Jack!! Many more to come. Love (a devoted fan) Gary Conard.
NAME: Allan L Tribandis
LOCATION: Methuen, MA
Time: 1:43:39 PM
Jack, Happy Birthday mate! Sorry I'm a little late but my wishes for you and my prayers for a complete recovery are no less had I sent them to you on time. Keep on getting stronger cos we need your music in outr lives. It's YOU that keeps US strong. love ya man, Allan L. Tribandis Methuen, MA USA (Boston)
Time: 9:53:56 PM
jack, you're the best. you're a great musician and singer- i wish you all the best......
LOCATION: Phoenx, AZ, USA
Time: 12:37:15 AM
Happy B-Day Jack. You are, and always will be, my favorite bass player. Rock on, Bob
NAME: Keever Wallace
LOCATION: Houston, Texas
Time: 8:31:50 PM
Happy birthday wishes to you from Texas! Life must be very rich and sweet when you've looked at death in the face and lived to sing about it. I am 51 and have enjoyed your music since Cream days. I still remember first seeing you perform at the Music Hall in Houston in 1970 when you were touring with "Jack Bruce and Friends" after the release of Songs for a Tailor. Your recent music is wonderful and your band kicks ass! My life has been greatly enriched by your music. I look forward to your future work with great anticipation. If you ever get to the states to tour again, I would travel a good mile to witness your resurrection in the flesh. Keever Wallace
NAME: robert taylor
Time: 10:10:08 PM
Many Happy Returns and wishing you nothing but good health. You are the reason I picked up a bass. Cheers and Respect
NAME: Chuck Page
LOCATION: Toronto, Canada
ADDRESS: chuckpagetwo@yahoo .com
Time: 10:51:36 PM
I first started listening to Jack Bruce and CREAM in 1967..and it changed my life forever..they always will be the best 3 pce. band of all time...and thats why I got into music.cause of..Jack ,Ginger and Eric..thanks guys ..will love you always..Chuck Page.
NAME: Mike Dial
LOCATION: Odenton, Maryland, USA
Time: 2:39:42 PM
I'm playing "Sunshine of Your Love" for my guitar recital tonight. I've got the lead part down, but singing with the power and clarity that you did is the biggest challenge. The lyrics are poetry; a real man's love song.
Happy Birthday, Mike
NAME: Sigurdur Sverrisson
Time: 7:20:22 PM
NAME: Robert Crowe
LOCATION: Dallas, TX
Time: 10:35:21 PM
Jack Bruce...what a player and composer...always have enjoyed your music...Hope you are able to get here for a performance soon...you have some really loyal hard-core rabid fans here and I'm glad to be one. Take care.
NAME: John R Mortslake
Time: 9:22:21 AM
Greetings on your birthday!! Had no doubts on that you would make it here!!! Can´t wait hearing from you in the future.........
LOCATION: Las vegas
Time: 9:45:05 PM
61 YEARS YOUNG!! AND MANY MORE TO COME FOR SURE KING OF ALL BASSISTS!! YOU GOT ME THINKING NOW JACK (AND I AM SURE MANY OTHERS AS WELL) BY YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT SOMETHING BIG TO HAPPEN NEXT YEAR. COULD IT BE?? NO, NO IT COULD'NT. BUT MAYBE, YES, G-D HAS HEARD MY PRAYERS ABOUT A CERTAIN RE-UNION OF THE WORLDS FIRST SUPER GROUP!! OH PLEASE LET IT BE!! AFTER ALL, WE ALL LOVE THE ICEING ON THE CAKE WITH THE CREAM FILLING.....................WAITING TO HEAR YOU PLAY AND SING....................HOWARD
NAME: jason jones
Time: 12:04:57 AM
jack you are the man. you have given all of us such great music over the years. both live and recorded. wishing you good health and many more years of music!@
NAME: JIM SOWDER
LOCATION: Herndon, Virginia U.S.A.
Time: 10:38:58 AM
Happy Birthday JACK!, I'm so glad that you're recovering. We love you and we need you. The gifts you give to the world are priceless. May there be many more to come!
NAME: Rob Faircloth
LOCATION: South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Time: 6:09:56 PM
Congratulations on your birthday and on your continued recovery. We need you back in the studio and on the road, man. I saw Clapton at Newcastle Arena 2 weeks ago: what a flat show, no atmosphere and he didn't acknowledge the crowd once, only playing 2 encores and leaving without playing a further 4. And the point? Well - I've seen you play 5 times in the last 4 years and EVERY time you played and sang with great enthusiasm and like you were 25 years old. Couldn't fault your talent of course, and your attitude was even better. After waiting 26 years for a Cream re-union I've finally realised what I suspected for too long - that you're the driving force and frankly Eric and his laid-back approach just doesn't deserve you! So keep the Bruce flame burning and make sure you keep rocking.
NAME: PauloR Zago
Time: 7:11:14 PM
Caro Jack, aqui todos torcemos pela sua recuperação. Sou seu admirador desde os tempos de Cream. Você é meu baixista predileto. Tenho um Warwick, 5 cordas e um amp Hartke Systems. Parabéns pelo seu aniversário. Que Deus o abençoe e proteja. Um grande abraço... PRZ
NAME: Michelle Galerkin
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
Time: 2:02:29 AM
Dear Jack, Belated Happy Birthday wishes and the joys of restored great health. You have so much inner strength and such a big heart. I'll bet that is the key to your wonderful recovery! Please come back to L.A. and sing your heart out. Peace & Love.
NAME: hans rudi mueller
Time: 4:08:20 AM
my best wishes for your recovery, there are things to com...!!!
NAME: MANUÉ Y ANTONIO
LOCATION: SEVILLA (THE BEST)
Time: 10:13:23 PM
JACK HAS SIDO, ERES Y SERÁS EL MEJOR CON TOTUS MUÉ. ESPERAMOS QUE GRABES AL MENOS OTROS TROPECIEN DISCOS Y NOSOTROS QUE LOS COMPREMOS NOS ALEGRAMOS QUE ESTES RECUPERADO Y QUE NO TENGAS NINGUN CONTRATIEMPO.!ANIMO!
NAME: Richard Cooper
LOCATION: Colchester, England
Time: 1:39:16 PM
Happy Birthday Jack! Being a bassist myself, your music and awesome standard of playing have been a major influence. I think I practically bumped in to you a couple of times when I used to shop in sudbury Somerfields years ago and never had the courage to tell you - (you are a rock god afterall!!!)that your song writing and playing leaves me awestruck! How do you always produce such surprising and challenging stuff? Keep writing / playing (and stay well!)
NAME: Jorge Alberto Marçal de Carvalho
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Time: 9:35:34 PM
Hi, Jack! You and Chris Squire are the best bass players in the world, in my opinion. When will you come here, in Brazil? I would like very much see you playing your bass in Rio de Janeiro. I play bass guitar too and the Cream records are my favorites. I have an Epiphone EB-3 bass (unfortunately, I don't have a Gibson EB-3 bass guitar). I am looking for your new record ("More Jack than God"), but here, in Brazil, we have some dificulties to find some records. I like West, Bruce & Laing very much too and I have some records of them. Thank you for you attention and we are waiting your visit here. Regards.
NAME: John Thomas
LOCATION: Seattle, Washington
Time: 12:31:35 AM
1967, I first heard Jack (and Cream) is Seattle, and I've never been the same. Thanks for being such a powerful, positive influence in my life. Your music has sustained me for over 30 years! My best to you and your family. - John
NAME: Jim Lochead
LOCATION: Sarasota, FL
Time: 6:16:47 PM
I was fortunate to have caught CREAM on their first tour of the US at the Murray the "K" show in NYC. Never before was there such powerful music that the seats vibrated. While I was familiar with Eric Clapton from his Yardbird days, I always considered Jack to be the heart of the band. I still consider "Songs for a Tailor" to be one of the finest albums ever. Not bad when you're supported with the likes of Jon Hiseman and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Thank You.
NAME: Fabrizio Ciampi
LOCATION: Milan - Italy
Time: 8:50:13 AM
happy to be with you in a new life - I've seen you in concert about 30 years ago in Milan (after the Cream) my best wishes
NAME: Don Stewart
LOCATION: Argyll, Scotland
Time: 4:36:18 PM
Dear Jack, Best wishes for a full recovery. Thanks for all your brilliant bass playing and vocals. All the best. Don Stewart, Cream & Jethro Tull fan.
NAME: Thomas Mc Donnell
LOCATION: Dublin, Ireland.
Time: 9:49:55 AM
I'm a big fan, From cream onwards you've always shown an amazing ability at what you do, your a huge hero of mine, both as a bassist and a singer, A Living legend
Happy birthday. Thank you for the inspiration along the years Tom
NAME: Doug Hemphill
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Time: 11:16:19 AM
Picked up a copy of your instructional video. Really loved it. Many thanks for many things.
Your fan, Doug
NAME: debbie ritchie
Time: 9:57:53 AM
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NAME: Phil Atkinson
LOCATION: Victoria, BC , Canada
Time: 9:04:58 PM
I was pretentious enough to compare my voice to yours when I was a kid, Jack. I didn't really come close. It goes without saying you're a virtuso on the bass, but I still enjoy your singing as much as ever. Still fascinated at the things I keep discovering in "Consul at Sunset." Bless you mate, keep it coming.
NAME: Gary Lewis
Time: 6:55:44 PM
Thank you so much for years of innovation and creativity. I've been inspired for four decades and anticipate several more. Best wishes and continue to push the limits. Gary
NAME: d edmondson
Time: 7:00:28 AM
been a fan since the victor brox days and jack just gets better and better ( and in health terms) even better and better
so chin up head down and keep rocking we all look forward to seing and heraing you live again very soon
Time: 2:47:56 PM
How do you do Mr.Bruce.I worried about your disease.But I think so happy,cos you are healed perfectly.I am looking forward to playing in japan again.Please playing your own,favorite music!If you were playing what music it is,it is so happy for me to listen to your music.Please take care of your health and I hope your happiness.
Time: 7:44:49 PM
Happy Birthday, Jack!
I'm only 51 (saw you in Detroit 30 some years ago-a great memory), and I nearly died 2 years ago from a fungus in my head. At each day's end I now look back at the wonders I received that day. Sometime's it's just a child's eyes, or a black bird's song. I treasure things more. Make sure I really see them, hear them, feel them - storing them up as complete memories. I'm so glad you've survived , too, and I hope you'll have ever so many more birthdays, all more fun than the last. XOX Karin Sue Hoppe Holloway
NAME: James Thomson
Time: 7:15:57 PM
NAME: John Barnes
LOCATION: West Drayton Middx
Time: 8:00:01 PM
We are all with you. You've contributed to the music industry more than most people realise today. The songs you wrote were very original and fresh considering what is put on the table today. Write a book There would be many who would q up to buy it.
Every good wish.
NAME: AJ Rocans
LOCATION: San Mateo, CA
Time: 8:50:51 PM
Jack, I'm so glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. You've been great musical influence on my life from the beginning , and I'm still playing, though I switched to guitar. I'd love to hear and see you again in the San Francisco area. Best Wishes--A.J.
NAME: Dennis Lawrenson
LOCATION: Wallabi Point Australia
Time: 10:18:38 PM
Hi Jack, I saw on you home page a personal note from you to your friends last week on you Home page. Great to read something in your own words.You sound really positive about the future and looking forward to your surprise in 2005! All the best Dennis
NAME: Jesse Wertheim
Time: 10:51:04 AM
Happy belated birthday, and a firm congratulations on your recovery from a member of your new generation of fans!
NAME: Jim Noble
LOCATION: Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
Time: 9:51:02 PM
Happy Birthday Jack!
NAME: Bill Wright
LOCATION: Bassist "Roost" Glasgow
Time: 7:16:28 AM
Your'e the reason I started playing Bass in and around Glasgow when I was 16.
Now 49 years old and gigging in and around Glasgow and various Blues festivals with Blues-Rock Band "Roost" I am still inspired by Jack Bruce on a daily basis, as indeed I know many others on the Glasgow Blues and Rock scene are.
At a recent gig in Glasgow's "Rockers" I changed the EQ setings on my "Hartke" to emulate the "Growling" punchy "Middle" - type sound that's so much a Jack Bruce trademark.
Just as a "One Off" and as a tribute to the great survivor of our times you understand, but to great effect.
Thanks for everything.
Love and best wishes.
Bill Wright (Bass-Player, Roost, Glasgow) www.roost-online.com
NAME: Jeffrey Pierce
LOCATION: Semi-permanently in transit
Time: 9:24:21 PM
I'm a first-time visitor to your website, but your music has always been a source of great inspiration to me -- probably one of the main reasons why, at the rebarbative age of 50, I have the nerve to be setting up my own recording studio to immortalize some ditties (were I a painter, I would call them "daubs") of my own.
By the way, I'm in the process of ordering an Epiphone Elitist EB-3 bass, one of the chief recommendations for which was that it was "made famous by Jack Bruce".
It's good enough for me.
Wishing you all the best,
LOCATION: Brescia/ Italy
Time: 7:43:41 PM
God bless you,Jack. You're great
NAME: Karsten Soerensen
Time: 5:22:55 AM
I know you are all right - God can't have all the best in his band. we must have some too! And you are picked up - We want you here! becauce we love you, and we also want a great rock player/singer/maker - here. Great love to you - and thanks for the music you made in the first 61% of your life - But I want from you: Mr. Bruce will you take a talk with Mr. L. West. - And do something worldwide - Live! or CD. Just let the hungry fans be filled with pleasure - of you work With great love!
NAME: KAIREN KEMP
LOCATION: WEST SUSSEX
Time: 11:14:48 AM
Hi Jack - So pleased that you are well on the road to health again. A very (belated in this case) happy birthday. Thanks for the help on the book - God was it really that many years ago? I've still not found time to hawk around the publishers but who knows! I'm in radio now! Much love Kairen Kemp.
LOCATION: Mpls MN
Time: 2:32:22 PM
NAME: James F Mills
LOCATION: Savannah Ga
Time: 4:23:06 PM
Wow, This is a neat Web Site!In 1978 I asked my dad to help me find a hobby ,somthing to help get my head clear,stay in high school,you know focus.After asking for either a Enduro/motorcross bike or a bass rig. Dad Took me to the music store .Got a gibson EBO Bass/Peavy TnT 100 combo amp.Thanks Dad !!!I was Blessed Aftre several garage bands Trying to cover Cuts off of Santana,Mahavishnu orcestra ,Zappa,Jeff beck ect..... began gig w/Local jazz t-bonist Teddy Adams.But I'm still need to relisten to on of my all time favorite Lps Johnny McGlaghlin Electric Gutarist.Jacks bass on that lp Was inspirational And helped shape my feel for the bass. Forever greatful To your'e skill and inovative bass lines Jack Bruce ! Thank You ,James P.S. i'm currently W/The Greg Williams Band,Playing My first love Original Rock And Roll Tunes Later all!
NAME: Gerry McFadden
LOCATION: Toronto, Canada
Time: 7:36:33 PM
Great to hear you are doing well Bruce and belated happy 61st!! I will be looking for the new CD with anticipation.
All the best, Gerry.
NAME: Frank Howell Jr
LOCATION: Godeffroy NY
Time: 11:34:50 PM
Jack, I saw you and Ginger play in 89' at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY-Great Show.
NAME: Giuseppe Orsati
LOCATION: Santo Andre - SP
Time: 1:35:12 PM
Hey Jack, seu som viverá para sempre.
Time: 6:56:57 AM
first time finding you in internet I will send you my best wishes for the future. You must know that you was it who made me loving the bass! Since the late 60’s I always listen in every piece of music for the bass! But at least I reached to buy me a bass in 1997 - when I was 49 years old! In between I own three basses and two amps with one speaker. But sadly this don't mean that I can play really the bass. There's less of time to learn powerfull.
Hope, you will do some concerts here in Germany in the next time.
Good luck and best wishes!
PS: In the background is playing "I Feel Free" from your "More Jack Than God".
NAME: Stephen Lang
Time: 5:09:46 AM
A fellow Taurean myself, I understand about the responsibilities placed upon us. You have been and remain one of the last few role models left to guide the next generations. I grew up on your contributions in the musical sense, later I've learned to appreciate the person behind!
My dear brother, hang in there! There is a new wave coming, searching for credible guides. I wish you'd remain in the race for the sake of all!
My love is with you.
Stephen Lang (48) a "child of the revolution/rainbow".
LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona
Time: 11:42:45 PM
Jack you are the greatest. CREAM is my all time favorite band. Crossroads, SWLABR, Tales of Brave Ulysses, Sunshine of your love, Badge, and White room are my favorite CREAM songs. You are an awesome lyricist. I hope you get this message.
NAME: gordon the biker
Time: 3:03:19 PM
I have just recently been given a pirate copy of songs for a tailor and was so impressed that I went straight out and bought a legit copy and also got harmony row at the same time, honest, i'kept the reciept in case you send the music polis to my door. I first heard songs for a tailor when i was about 18, some 30 odd years ago. I cant believe that i left it so long to get into jack again but i have been side tracked by the works of E.L.P especially Greg Lake whose voice, bass playing and lyrics I thought were and still are incredible but at the moment all i can play is J.B i.e when you awaken at 5.00am, go down stairs slap on the headphones and play songs for a tailor before going to work, i think that classes you as an admirer of the man (or a looney).Remember, nae polis, rock on Jack, best wishes, gordon the biker.
NAME: Ian Purves
LOCATION: Loughton, Essex
Time: 5:27:35 AM
I wish you well. I have been influenced by your bass playing, your powerful voice on your recordings and in your song writing. I love the work you have done with Kip Hannaran. I shall be playing my bass on saturday at a gig to raise money to help in the fight agains cancer, my inadaquate fumblings will be driven on by example. Thanks
NAME: Greg Whittier
LOCATION: Brookhaven, Mississippi
Time: 1:31:44 AM
Cream was my youth!!! I'm 55 and love the Cream classics to this day! Bass power!
NAME: David Richards
LOCATION: Newy York, U.S.A
Time: 8:22:47 AM
I had been a fan since the days of Cream - I stumbled upon this site quite by accident. I had no idea that Jack had been suffereing from liver cancer. Congrtulations on a battle well fought. May you enjoy many many more years!
NAME: Ray Burke
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Time: 4:28:56 PM
Time: 4:53:51 PM
I just received harmony row. I feel nineteen again. Thank you. Ken
NAME: Dave Wilder
Time: 12:38:52 PM
Hey Jack, good to see your doing well after your surgery and I wish you nothing but the best in your hopefully speedy recovery. And happy Birthday, a little belated :)
Its all about the deep end!
NAME: bob spitzbarth
Time: 2:08:37 PM
Happy Birthday, Jack!!!! I have always respected your work and found inspiration and solace in your music. Thank you. "Driving in my car, smoking my cigar,the only time I'm happy's when I play my guitar."
NAME: fred wooten
LOCATION: greenville,sc USA
Time: 8:18:49 PM
I am a fan since 1967. Play in a Cream based rock band called Moonfish. Jack is my favorite bass player, and one of my favorite writers. We always use Jack as one of our references when we write.
NAME: Chris McManus
Time: 4:37:27 AM
I had no idea you were in poor health! You are are definatly one of my faviort bass players and I too play bass. My style of playing was influenced by you tremendously and I hope you keep playing, as I will too. LETS JAM SOMETIME!!!!!!! E-mail me if you come to philly, lol. CHRIS
NAME: jan maillard
Time: 2:19:20 PM
bueno,jack,tengo aqui la reedicion de songs for a taylor y es increible.quiero que sepas lo mucho que influiste en mi estilo.aprovecho para preguntarte si alguna vez te veremos por aca...
NAME: Dan Seal
Time: 10:11:02 PM
Hope you're OK, first picked up on you at the age of 11. (1972),heard you'd been in some band called Cream, found you were playing with Carla Bley etc, then saw you with Charlie Watts at Bracknell 1979 playing a double bass. Great musical education for any teenager. When I was young I didn't realise rock musicians could actually play Jazz! Saw Jeff Beck last week at the Apollo in Manchester do some amazing stuff, a week from his 60th birthday. Any chance of a gig there sometime with one or two special guests?
NAME: Philip Fried
LOCATION: Minneapolis MN
Time: 2:13:35 AM
I just wanted you to know how important you are to the history of music and not just popular music either. Not just to me personally thought you are a major influence to me. I've seen you perform many times. Anyway If you want to look at what happened for me take a look http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/PHILJANET/philcomp.html
Dr. Philip Fried
and feel better!!!!!!!!!
NAME: alan harding
LOCATION: Southampton England
Time: 3:12:12 PM
No - Hendrix invented the stuff although Pete Townshend might disagree!!!!
A fan of JB for nearly 40 years - Cream are the only intacto(all still alive) great band/only band of the later 60's as far as I am concerned - can they not create the magic once more for us all? The heart and soul of the band was JB.
NAME: Tim Tucker
LOCATION: Arizona, USA
Time: 7:59:42 PM
Good to hear that you are doing well. You are truly one of the Great Ones! I wish you the very best. Your long time fan. Tim Tucker
NAME: Hopper Dowler
LOCATION: South Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Time: 10:14:46 AM
Hope things are good! The music is great!
NAME: Tony Brennan
LOCATION: Greengairs, Airdrie
Time: 6:07:12 PM
If it was'nt for a mate called Bladesy I would never have heard of Jack Bruce and never have fallen in love with your style of bass playing.You've made your mark in this life, and on Me.