Entries for Januray through March 2005
Time: 7:09:43 AM
happy new year:)))))))))))))))))))
Time: 7:12:02 AM
ha!i,here,in Russia,being 14 years old dream of Cream coming here and having a tour!!!!:)
Time: 5:44:45 PM
Have been a fan for 20+ years -I love your solo stuff and Cream. I'm waiting avidly for tbe reunion -will be a huge excuse for a wild night out!!!
Hope to see you soon
NAME: Doug DeShong
Time: 11:29:09 PM
We are all excited about the May, 2005 CREAM reunion rumors buzzing about. When & where will tickets be available?!I saw Jack & Cream October 11,1968 at the New Haven Arena in New Haven,CT. To see Cream, Jack's powerful vocals, his unforgettable rendition of the blues classic "Traintime" again would be the Ultimate Event!!
NAME: Bryan Browning
LOCATION: Fort Worth,Texas...USA
Time: 1:11:28 AM
I was saddened to learn of Dick's passing.Iwill miss his music.I have been a fan of yours for many decades.You, John Entwistle and Peter Green are my alltime favorite performers.I have never Peter live in concert,but I saw John in fort Worth at Caravan of Dreams and You Leslie and Corky in 1972 in Dallas.Take care of yourself ... I LOVE YOU MAN !!!
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
Time: 10:04:20 PM
Saw Jack and Cream at the Chastain Ampitheater in North Atlanta during the summer of 1969. Still remember that concert to this day! Incredible. I think I got a 4 track player that summer just to listen to Cream!
NAME: Dan Songer
LOCATION: Bradford, Pa, USA
Time: 1:08:16 PM
I am a real fan of Jack Bruce. Follwed him in the 60's with Cream. The best bass player I have ever listened to. Heard of the Cream Reunion that is happening in May of 2005. Hope there will be a CD and DVD.
NAME: matty t
Time: 11:16:31 AM
I hope you are feeling well,and all is good with your family.I really enjoy "More Jack Than God",it is an ample piece to an all ready stellar body of work.I too belive that The late Dick Hecstall-Smith truly deserves a much more revered space in music history.He was an amazing muscian and a wonderful human being.A happy and healthy new year Jack,I so look forward to the reunion of you and Eric and the mystical genius Ginger.I hope that it shall come to pass with out any problem's or egotism getting in the way.I will leave you now as the strains of my all time favorite song of yours plays on my I Pod.Rope Ladder to the Moon. Matty T
NAME: Ondrej Benki Benkovic
LOCATION: Czech republic
Time: 2:12:48 PM
Live in Love and Peace Brother.
NAME: richard Lloyd
LOCATION: sussex England
Time: 8:20:58 AM
We all cannot wait to c you with the gang at The Albert Hall soon! It will be the best day for years Jack for all music fans! Can you tell us when it is yet!!? ook after yourself!
NAME: DENNIS MCKENNA
LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY
Time: 2:15:11 PM
DEAR JACK: HOPE YOUR DOING WELL, LIVE TO BE 100 PLEASE. I AM 52 YEARS OF AGE, AND I STILL LISTEN TO SPOONFUL TO GET MY SORRY ASS MOVING. YOUR THE MAN, BE WELL.
NAME: fabrizio micheloni
LOCATION: são paulo,brasil
Time: 3:58:38 AM
Dear Jack:I hope that you read this personly man,because you gave a direction to my musical life since the first time that I´ve hearded your wonderfull bass/singing lines of many of your achieves.You made me develop my own style,and at this present date,I`m part of a trio here in Brasil,and it`s called Carrobomba(translating:BombCar,a rock`n roll joke to this crazy days,and I REALLY know that you and Pete Brown know what I mean!)Anyway,we are an indepedent band here and we are beginning to be noted by the rockers,music lovers and (un)fortunatelly,by the musical press!Hope you be able to hear our grounbreakin´rock,someday,because I know that GOD will not take you away from us so soon,and YOU and HIM know this,for sure.Jack,when I`ve hearded about CREAM´s reunion,I just could`n believe,man!Do me a favor:COME TO BRASIL,PLEASE!I´M BEGGING YOU!...Otherwise,I´ll have to go to London to see you play at the first line! I just want to know you someday,because your music make clear that you are a great human being.Sorry for Dick`s lost and THE POWERHOUSE SOD thrills me everyday... Lots of love to you and your family... From your undoubtelly number one follower,Fabrizio
Time: 4:41:58 PM
Can't help it, but the magic of "cream" is still out there. I've listened to Eric and Ginger many times but there is always something missing in their performance, and that is that spark and synergy that makes it happen for us the fans. Hendrix said it all when he went "rogue" and played "Cream" on the beeb.
Im still hopeful that one day you will play together one more time If so it would be the biggest gig in the history of music.
Time: 5:33:29 PM
NAME: Paul Rapatano
LOCATION: Boston Ma. USA
Time: 11:52:01 PM
I'm so glad that you have recovered. I'm glad I'm glad I'm glad. I am estatic that Cream will reunite. I don't know if you'll make it to O'l Beantown but one can hope. I have been a fan since I first heard the opening strains of I Feel Free. Cream was a beath of fresh air. So different and ultimately one of the few truely influential musical groups of all time. They are right up there with the Beatles. Cream did for musicianship what the Beatles did for song writing. This is not to sell Creams' (escentially you) song writing short. Though Eric went on to become such a huge international star it was you that was the brains, heart and soul of Cream. It amazes me how important the band is concidering thier short lifespan. What a band! I look forward to the cd and dvd of the concert. How stupid would it be not to produce them! I am saddened to hear of the passing of "your father" D.H.S. A great muscian. I wish you good health and a long life. Keep cranking out the great music. You are unique. Your lifelong fan Paul. PS Your autograph on a brown paper bag (it held beer previously) still hangs, framed on my wall.
NAME: Russell Repp
LOCATION: Los Angeles CA
Time: 3:42:10 PM
Jack is one of my favorite bass players , and I am very excited about the reforming of Cream , certainly one of the strongest , best super rock groups ever ! I need to find out , when in may 05' they will be playing so I can make travel planes . I will need tickets to the event , I miss not miss this event !
Time: 9:38:21 AM
Many of us often (and i'm one of it)talk about what you have done in the past, Jack. But for an artist his last "creation" "tribute" ( to music - in the case of Jack )is the most important. Listening again and again to "more jack than god" let me tell you, Jack, that this is one of the best things you have ever made. Thanks and have a good new year.
Time: 12:45:57 PM
after 37 years at finally we will see cream again.For one day again will love to recove my past with your music. Jimi hendrix and Cream were my fav at the times.Unfortunately no chance to hear jimi but you, wow you're ready again. Hoping to get tickets here in italy, the fly just wait us Stay groovy, jack maurizio
NAME: Glenn Flowers
LOCATION: Hesperia, California USA
Time: 5:38:37 PM
Jack, I can only echo the sentiments of all the others writing here. I was a bassist/keyboardist in'68 when I heard Crossroads from Wheels of Fire. I was never the same again.
You generated within me a freedom and spirit of adventure that has served me very well for near forty years. Everytime I plug in the EB-3 I think about what Jack would do if he were here. I am constantly aware of your ethereal presence, scrutinizing and nodding approval of my performance.
Needless to say, you have been my hero both on and off the stage. There will never be another such as you.
Congratulations in whipping the illness. No, your MD's did not know you very well. I do.
In whatever you choose to do, I pray for your happiness. May you be in Heaven a week before Lucifer hears you've passed.
With undying admiration and love, Glenn Flowers-bassist
NAME: Bill Kutlesa
LOCATION: On a boat in Auckland
Time: 1:59:09 AM
Hi Jack and best wishes to you. Thrilled to hear you, Eric and Ginger are playing together again in May. The only thing better than being there for that is if you and the band could play for my daughter's coming out party? Please let me know A.S.A.P as I'll have to adopt a girl and sell everything I own. The adoption could take a while...
NAME: Steve Gregoropoulos
LOCATION: Los Angeles
Time: 6:28:05 PM
Jack - what a trip to be posting in your guestbook. It actually makes me like the internet. Which is not easy to do.
Anyway, when I was a bad kid skipping school we used to stay up all night and listen to Harmony Row. Now I'm 46. The other night I stayed up all night listening to Harmony Row with my best friend, a 28 year old punk guitarist.
She was blown away and now she plays the record all the time - and she's the hottest guitarist in the city. There you go. It's an immortal album. I hope you read this guest book and feel good about that.
Because you are one of the only people to bring any kind of real classical music sensibility into pop recordings. No pro-rock bulls**t. It's the real deal.
Keep making records. We need 'em.
NAME: Pat Webb
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia
Time: 7:01:55 PM
As the reunion has been confirmed, I would appreciate it if someone in the UK could please advise when & where tickets can be obtained.
LOCATION: deleon springs, fla
Time: 1:06:59 PM
jack, to make any other comments about the reunion of the cream would be redundant but I feel everyone should know the complexity of this group. I probably did more research o the cream than any other rock band and for good reason. You all had a different sound...unmatched. I always wanted to pit your band against the likes of zepplin even though styles were different. Talent has a way to come to the top (ie like cream)...hope you are doing well to really the best bass player I've ever heard. Keep ginger snapping his sticks and let eric follow you every once in awhile...later from the biggest cream fan ever...craig
NAME: Paul Doyle
LOCATION: Larkhall. Scotland
Time: 2:32:50 PM
Its been a long time 35 years to be exact.
I knew your Mum Betty well, who could forget her ! obviously thats where you got your sense of fun and lust for life. I would visit her regularly at her home in Chatham in Eastkilbride. She would give me fizzy drinks and biscuits and let me tickle your piano in the living room. She would then sit me down and play me the cassette session tapes that you would regularly send to her and ask me what I thought. I remember in particular the tapes for Hows Tricks. They were such an inspiration to me at my early age.
I remember your Dad Charlie he was a character and a half, he and your Mum would pop over sometimes normally on new years after the bells your Dad would bring his fiddle and that would be that. I lived with my parents in Chatham across from your parents house.
You and I met on a couple of occasions the last time we spoke you had come up to chatham in your Jag SJX. I told you at the time that your music had inspired my to become a singer song writer. I will always remember your advice to me at the time Dont do it for a living Paul, get a good career and keep your music as a serious hobby
I took your advice and got a job in financial services. Im now 42 and the career that you advised me to get has come in pretty useful to feed my wife three children. However, I have continued to write and record my own stuff at home. I wouldnt mind you having a listen to my stuff and letting me know if I am doomed to a further 25 years in financial services ! ha ha.
I was delighted to hear that you are having a a reunion with Cream as I was a little young first time around and hope to able to get a couple of tickets for the Albert Hall and bring my Son Gregor that would be fantastic !
Well Jack, I will close by saying that I was very sorry to hear how ill you had been last year and I am delighted that you have made such a great recovery. I have so much to thank you for, namely the original inspiration in my song writing which has been the passion of my life. I will never forget and often think fondly of the days spent with your Mum at Chatham.
My very kind regards
NAME: Ria Rogers
LOCATION: S. Rockwood, Michigan, USA
Time: 5:33:58 PM
Read about the Cream reunion at Royal Albert Hall sometime in May. My husband wants tickets. Good time of year to visit London. Please post when tickets are available. Glad you are well. The event will be good for you as well as your fans.
NAME: Chuck Maurer
LOCATION: san antonio
Time: 11:50:01 PM
keep on keeping on. loved your music since the the mid 60's.
NAME: Pete Wilkinson
Time: 2:24:07 AM
i remember the 25th anniversary colosseum gig in london when dick heckstall smith was kind enough to sign his autobiography for me and then managed to round up yourself and gary moore plus the rest of the band to sign. this was an honour for me and dick was a total gentleman who will be sorely missed at future colosseum gigs. RIP Dick!
NAME: Jim Boettcher
LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Time: 11:37:33 PM
Hi Jack, Ok, everybody is waiting on pins and needles to hear news about the CREAM reunion, I have been waiting since '75 for it and all but gave up hope. Is there any possibility that you guys could extend tour to the "states"? I will be very satisfied to see the DVD, but, my son brought up the question "wouldn't it be the concert of a lifetime to see Cream live?" I agree, but can't afford to travel to England. Eagerly awaiting--God Bless, Jim Boettcher
LOCATION: South Shields, Far Far Away from London
Time: 7:03:51 PM
Jack First of all - I hope that you're well and happy with life, which is by far the most important thing. Next: have just added to my collection of your output with Jet Set Jewel (a TRUE jewel), Songs For A Tailor (very cool and incredibly imaginative), and Doing This ... On Ice (nice and loose in parts, so a real concert - and showing how you preserve/augment the past and constantly build for the future). Thank you for your truly astonishing talent and output. I now almost have your complete output (sounds rude to me!!) with just 3 to go. Finally: the Cream reunion. Someone, somewhere is just making an obscene killing with the tickets. Hopefully you, Ginger and Eric will gain financially and musically what you rightfully deserve - but getting a ticket is now beyond a joke. 35 years on and the final Cream gigs will be rembered as much for the sell out of the true fans as for the significance of the group and its reunion. Sorry to end this mail on a down note but this just hasn't been thought through enough. Cheers all the same my friend - you remain an inspiration to many. Rob
NAME: Mandy Wenzel
LOCATION: Iddergem Belgium
Time: 1:27:41 PM
hoi i just read the belgium papers, well my boyfriend did. you are playing in Royal Albert Hall i saw with your two old musiccolleagues. well i will be sitting on the PC first thing monday morning. gotta work anyhow and will book that ticket.and i hope no one dares to stop me. god i love my babes for seeing that. i hope i will be there. god bless my with two ticket. i miss you guys. my hugs and kisses to the kids. love mandy xxxx
LOCATION: Connecticut, USA
Time: 8:53:07 PM
Will you play "Theme From An Imaginary Western" in May - even though it's not a Cream song. I'm amazed by the close history between members of Cream and Mountain - Felix - Leslie - Corky. Hope to see Cream play in NYC!!?? Play on!
NAME: Sveinar Hoff
Time: 11:59:26 PM
takk for at du den dag i dag er stor inspirasjonskilde!
NAME: John Wylam
LOCATION: Bowling Green OH
Time: 2:35:16 AM
All Bright Blessings to this reunion. It's a wonderful thing and I hope that all involved find this a creative period. There's every good reason to imagine it so. I can't help but imagine what it will sound like. The DVD is going to be incredible. There will be one, I trust....
When I first heard Jack's retrospective live 2-CD set, now already over a decade old, amazingly, it was the augmentation that most struck me, how the music did not suffer. Not to say Cream wouldn't still be able to take off at Mach 15 as a trio (one could imagine the "arrangements" to work in such a way, as one example), just that if we consider the possibilities available now -- anyway, this is just one gentle opinion, but the firm truth is I'll buy the DVD on its release date, and hope that the Rock and Roll HoF footage might even be included if possible.
Finally, though, I'm anxious to see what these three musicians will say to each other through music. It's clear their mutual commication hasn't waned one bit. Their experience in the intervening years will mean everything -- Clapton's very public and all-too-genuine reasons for playing the blues, Baker's long apprenticeship in Africa and afterwards (of course his solo discs are also must-haves), and Jack Bruce's dazzling experiments. What will it all sound like, decades and decades on? I'm breathless. Absolutely breathless. And no expectations at all; this is going to be astonishing.
NAME: Martti Turunen
Time: 4:35:36 AM
We are dreaming Here that The Cream Reunion II Will Happen In Helsinki 13th Nowember 2005. We had no money to go to Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki in that evening 1967. Ha Haa Martti
NAME: tom puzio
LOCATION: pequannock n.j.
Time: 10:13:11 AM
let's take bets on whether jack brings out the eb-3 this may.or does he stick with the warwicks? fender just rereleased his old 6 string maybe just maybe he'll bring one of thoseout like the one he used on fresh cream.fender would probably paint it any way and color he would like.haha remember jack fans that's supposidly why he switched to the gibson tacky paint tom.
NAME: Terry Lewis
LOCATION: Alabama, USA
Time: 12:05:14 PM
Mr Bruce I'm so glad...(haha) you're in better health and ready to perform again! Cream reunion very exciting. As a bass player and music affectionado practically all of my life, I can truly say you are in the pantheon of heroes (forgive my stating the obvious, but you've been such an inspiration to so many of us, sir). Best wishes and regards.
NAME: Paul Fuller
Time: 4:10:53 AM
I am so happy that Messrs. Bruce ,Baker and Clapton have decided to play together again. Since 1968 they have all gone on to different things , with various levels of success. Of course , most people that log onto this site believe Jack Bruce to be the influential musician of that band, and to a certain extent , that is true. We all have his solo albums (if we can get them ) . However, we must not forget that a certain chemistry appears when Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker play with Jack Bruce.Clapton said himself in 1993 that he feels "inspired" by Jack Bruce when he plays beside him. And to paraphrase ,as I can't remember the exact quote " there is that special thing that happens when he (Jack) starts to sing". Break a leg Guys . Play it loud. Dick Heckstall-Smith would have been proud to see two London lads and a Glaswegian playin' the Blues. I wish I could be there. Paul.
NAME: MARIE-DO MINNE
Time: 4:14:07 AM
Hello Jack ! I don't know if I will be in london in May, but I wish you (and all of the band) 4 great nights ! Thank you for giving us beautifull moments with your music. and Have a very nice year.
NAME: Lance Armstrong
LOCATION: Plano, Tx
Time: 2:00:25 PM
Jack, Please bring the Cream show to Dallas. If you don't know, in America, Texas is definately GUITAR COUNTRY !!!! Not to be confused with COuntry and Western. I mean.. Rock GUITAR Country. Like as in Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, and so many more influential players as you know. As a minimum, bring it to Dallas and Austin !! Lance Armstrong Plano, Tx
NAME: Rick Gutierrez
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas USA
Time: 7:36:02 PM
Hi Jack, Hope all is well and you are in good health. Thanks to my longtime friend David Spurlock (Hi David, who runs your 'Smiles & Grins' fanzine) I was fortunate to see you twice in Dallas and once in New York City. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to London for the Cream reunion (financially challenged you know). Maybe you, Eric & Ginger can somehow find your way over the big pond and land in Dallas (stranger things have happened right?). Well from my mouth to GOD'S (and yours) ears. Good luck & GOD bless Rick
Time: 7:56:11 PM
THIS TAKES THE CAKE- BLIMEY!! A PUBLIC OUTRAGE!! THE CHEAPEST TIX ARE 434 DOLLARS READ WGAT PEOPLE SAY- I KNOW YOU & GINGER NEED MONEY- BUT AT LEAST DO IT RIGHT AND PLAY A TOUR READ THIS ANYBODY- ABSOLUTLEY OUTRAGED!! http://vintageamps.com/PlexiPalaceUBBcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=16&t=005563#000003
NAME: jave brown
LOCATION: USA, Massachussettes
Time: 12:54:51 AM
I always wanted to play an instument when I was growing up but I was never sure what to play. Then one day after a drunken high-shool party after being totally busted by my mother for being delinquent and drunk I saw a live video of Cream perforiming. Right then and there I knew wanted to play bass. If it weren't for Jack I may have never made that decision. I feel I owe him great thanks.
Thanks Jack for all you have given us! -Jave
NAME: Andie Nelson
LOCATION: Leeds, UK
Time: 5:38:01 AM
which plank decided to put the cream tickets up via one 3rd rate agancy?, 2 hours trying and all i've seen is 'busy' screen' heard 'busy' messages on phone, and watched the ticket options online fall.
still none, well organised guys.
NAME: Andie Nelson
LOCATION: Leeds, UK
Time: 6:13:21 AM
absolutley gutted, over 2 hours on both phone and net getting next to nothing but 'busy' screens & messages. got 'thru' twice on phone only to get a recorded 'busy, this call will now disconnect' damn it, put me in a queue you inept muppetts. got right thru to payment details on site, and then the site locks up with it's black 'busy' screen again. whoever got stalls block Q, 237 & 238, you have no Idea how lucky you are, they were mine till the site gave up. very poorly organised, no doubt some jammy get rang up at 11 for the 1st time and got a ticket straight off.
here's hoping this is rectified later in the year with a proper tour, please Jack, Ginge & Eric?
NAME: andie nelson
LOCATION: Leeds, UK
Time: 6:21:26 AM
is hould say the tickets I almost got (see last post) where for the tuesday, if the lucky buyers reading!.
also, if you remember Jack, I was the long haired youngster running around in front of the stage (when everyone else was still seated!) at Leeds Irish centre back in '94, when Blues Saraceno & Gary Husband completed the band. the hair's gone now mind!. I still have some of the pics on my wall!. £6.50 that ticket, and Labour think they've killed inflation!!!!
NAME: Grant Scale
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia
Time: 7:19:11 AM
Well, After being pumped about booking for ticket/s for the reunion and coming over from Australia, I am sitting here utterly deavastated at midnight after missing out, unable to get through on the web or phone, only to see that they are all booked out. Talk about a feeding frenzy!! Jack and Margrit, if there is any more reunion concerts, is there any way of helping us Aussies get tickets? The Cream would book the 80,000+ venues here in Australia without any trouble - just like Bowie, Van Morrison and the Stones have over the past couple of years. I haven't given up if there's any tickets out there.
NAME: Gies Aalberts
Time: 7:27:00 AM
I've been trying to get tickets, but the booking service is a pain in the ass. To busy to order. I dont mind at whatever price, but sure as hell I'm not going to miss this opportunity. CU in May, mark my words.
NAME: Ross Henighen
LOCATION: Glasgow, Scotland
Time: 9:05:08 AM
Have been waiting so long for the Cream reunion. Me, my dad and brother are big fans and were planning on going to the gig in May. Just got through on the hotline after four hours of waiting to be told everything was sold out, even started at 9AM when it opened. Well disapointed, had no chance on the phone and the web booking didnt even work. Other ticket web sites have them for sale at five times the amount of face value(which is already a rip off)and they have plenty for sale. What kind of joke is that? Just making this rant coz this is truly a one off gig and im sure this happened to many people, this is unfair, anybody should have the chance to go, not just the rich who can afford to blow a grand on a ticket. Why allow other ticket companies to buy all the tickets and sell them for more? Its out of order! I guess thats just the way of the world. Hope you read this Jack, will still continue to love your music. Im sure the gig will become legend. Keep it Real! Ross
NAME: Frank teti
Time: 12:14:49 PM
So I know where I was when Elvis and John Lennon died and now when I heard Cream is Reuniting. I saw Cream when I was 15 in Phila -- Farewell concer. An Paid $5 for a good seat, does anyone know how much the tickets are for this one. Anywho, I have seen some wild numbers.
NAME: Steev Cursons
Time: 12:49:12 PM
Cream are playing The Royal Albert Hall in May this year.
I have been a fan since they formed in the sixties, albeit as a young teenager. This year I am 50. What a present that would be, my sweetheart and I thought.
I saw in the Sunday Times that tickets were to go on sale from 9.00 am on Monday 31st January.
Despite being at work I arranged the net so that I was just into the ticket site, I had 2 mobiles with the number for the booking office at the RAH programmed in. At bang on 9.00 am I hit the dial on both and clicked the right buttons on the net.
Both phones were giving the engaged tone and the net was showing that the site was very busy and to try again later.
I dialled constantly on the mobiles for two and a half hours so much so that I am surprised that the little green and red phones were not completely worn off. Not once did I get anything other than the engaged tone. Colleagues in the office tried, same result.
The net was a no hoper, 'Very busy please try later' was the best I could get for over 2 hours.
Until at 11.30 the net worked I was into the site and there were tickets showing available, until you select how many you want, then the computer says no. It is probably sold out is the best advice the net can give!
However on E-Bay there were tickets being advertised at grossly inflated prices as little as one and a half hours after the lines and net opening. These were the people who stopped me getting through. People who had no intention of going to the concert and their sole aim was to gain.
Well I will not on principle pay those prices, I would hope that they catch a cold but doubt it.
If this is capitalist Britain I am glad that I can retire in a little over 3 years and leave.
I hope some real fans managed to get through and get tickets.
NAME: paul marcovitch
Time: 3:16:24 PM
just to put it in perspective, i've been listening to Cream & solo Jack for around 35 years & when i heard about the reunion gigs,thought yeh at last!!! I'm sure I can voice the huge dissapointment of not only myself but thousands of other real fans,at not being able to obtain tickets!! 2 of us tried from 9am until 7.30pm.PLEASE PLEASE DO MORE DATES!!!
NAME: Jerry Lewis
Time: 5:44:11 PM
I have just spent the whole day trying to book tickets for the RAH concerts in May and could not find any way to get there. I now look on the web & find tickets going for £1,777 on the first available date. Wot's goin' on. I was at the farewell concerts - give us a break. Do we have to succumb to the cynicism of the ticket touts ????
Time: 7:54:37 AM
hi guys i booked myself a ticket for the cream concert in London. god i am happy. i will only be able to see they lil' bum swinging over the stage as i sit behind them somewhere, but hey, so what.. just wish me luck and hope that i do get my tickets. love to all of you. and if you are there too. god bless you for being lucky enough xxx one comment dont you guys think its easier to have the last entry on the top not the bottom of the page? xxx
LOCATION: garden bay british columbia canada
Time: 8:22:57 AM
Very excited,have my ticket and can't wait to be in the presence of our generation's greatest musical genius.Hope you are well and looking forward to the shows.
NAME: Andrew Cross
LOCATION: Bristol. England
Time: 9:03:24 AM
Today I couldn't be more sad and disappointed.I spent from 9am 'til 7.30pm yesterday (31/01/05)phoning the Royal Albert Hall continuously. Only to eventually be told that all the tickets,for all the CREAM concert dates were sold out by 2.30pm. There has got to be a better way to sale tickets.It's so unfair. I've waited 37 years for this (I'm 57)been an avid fan,bought numerous LP's,tapes and CD's and always prayed that CREAM would reform. I was so pleased that Jack was fit enough to perform and I wish him well. I first saw Jack with the Graham Bond Organisation with Dick Heckstall-Smith (now sadly recently passed on),and Ginger Baker. I can honestly say Jack has been a great influence on my musical life. I'm just devastated at not getting tickets. "Hear me calling your name.Won't you come back again"
NAME: mark willshire
Time: 10:00:36 AM
hi jack, i dont know if you get time to read these but i would just like to express my dissappointment at the manner in which the cream royal albert hall tickets were distributed. I am not just bitter about not getting a ticket, i sat at my computer, as im sure thousands of others did, and experienced a waiting time of 2 hours continously using both the net and phone. When i eventually got through to the ticket buying stage i entered in 3 tickets (one for me my mum and dad) for the S section on the monday at £75 each.(these were meant to be a present for my mums 50th on may 31st). I then clicked continue and it said that the site was busy- if this was the case for everybody then no-one would have obtained a ticket at all! this happened upward of 20 times and the dite came across as ill prepared for the massive demand for tickets. It was frustrating to be so close to a ticket so many times and to be let down. The tickets now seem to have found their way into the hands of touts who are already asking up to £795 for them. My point is that although it was no fault of the band or any of its members everytime i now put on a cream long player im filled with dissappointment rather than happiness. Unfortunately the group has been slightly tarred by mismanagement further down the chain. i only picked your site to air my dissappointment because this is the only plausable way i might have of contacting you. mark
NAME: Rob Walker
Time: 10:33:01 AM
Corruption reigns. Seems like Bookingdirect have sold many seats to Onlineticketshop, who are selling from GBp225 upwards to GBP750.00. Altho* max 4seats advertised, they were willing to accept 20+ seats from agencies. I only found out today, 1st Feb,05 that Cream were playing via your site and to say i*m disappointed, well i*ve been waiting since 1968... Sorry about DHS, I loved his playing, seen him many times over the years........
NAME: Bruce Conforth
Time: 4:37:40 PM
Dear Jack, Don't know if you'll remember me but I was the Curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when Cream was inducted. You and Ginger and I sat for a while in my suite at the Century Plaza discussing all sorts of notions about music. It was one of my fondest recollections. But that evening, when you all were on stage again and did Sunshine of your Love, Born Under a Bad Sign, and Crossroads, was the high point of my musical and professional life. Hope to see you if you all make it to the states. Best, Bruced
Time: 4:59:40 AM
Bluesblue really is blue - redialing the Albert Hall non stop Monday morning amounted to nought, and now touts are reselling tickets at over inflated prices - ah well, just have to wait for the DVD ! Good Luck, Jack, hope it all goes off pat !
Time: 10:06:07 AM
hi jack-i would just like to express my dissappointment at the manner in which the cream royal albert hall tickets were distributed. I am not just bitter about not getting a ticket, i sat at my computer, as im sure thousands of others did, and experienced a waiting time of 2 hours continously using both the net and phone. When i eventually got through to the ticket buying stage i entered in 3 tickets (one for me my mum and dad) for the S section on the monday at £75 each.(these were meant to be a present for my mums 50th on may 31st). I then clicked continue and it said that the site was busy- if this was the case for everybody then no-one would have obtained a ticket at all! this happened upward of 20 times and the dite came across as ill prepared for the massive demand for tickets. It was frustrating to be so close to a ticket so many times and to be let down. The tickets now seem to have found their way into the hands of touts who are already asking up to £795 for them. My point is that although it was no fault of the band or any of its members everytime i now put on a cream long player im filled with dissappointment rather than happiness. Unfortunately the group has been slightly tarred by mismanagement further down the chain. i only picked your site to air my dissappointment because this is the only plausable way i might have of contacting you. mark
LOCATION: Cork, Ireland
Time: 12:19:12 PM
Had to pay an agency for my Cream tickets, 2 nights hotel next to the R.A.H. and air fares from Ireland. 1500 euro - worth every penny - see you in May. The concert of a lifetime. Bill
NAME: Bruce Conforth
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Time: 12:43:11 PM
Dear Jack, I hope this finds you doing great and that you remember me... I was the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when Cream was inducted and you, Ginger, and I spent some time during the day before the ceremony in my suite at the Century Plaza talking about all manner of things. I just wanted to let you know that the performance that night of Sunshine of Your Love, Born Under a Bad Sign, and Crossroads still stands out to me as one of the high points of my professional and personal life. I really believed that would be the last reunion of you all, but now I can only hope that you attempt to extend the reunion to the states. I would look so forward to seeing you again. Very best Wishes, Bruce
NAME: Torben Jan Jens R Jens S Claus
Time: 3:20:48 PM
We were so excided about the four conserts in Royal Albert Hall - BUT we did not make it with the tickets - "Completly sold out" - was the answer. When will the dates for some more conserts be announced??? We want a positive answer. Have a good time on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 6th of May. Best regards five Danish Cream-fans
LOCATION: Richmond, Ca. USA
Time: 9:18:29 PM
any chance that Creme will do a tour in the US
NAME: Mauno Keto
LOCATION: Mikkeli - Finland
Time: 8:15:36 AM
Dear Jack !
I have been your fan since 1966, when I heard You and Cream playing! Spoonful and Politician are still my favorites and will remain such also in the future.
I read that you have had very serious problems with your health and that you have undergone a serious medical operation which seems to have been successful at the end, so I have understood. I wish you a lot of health for your future days. And thanks for the good news for all Cream music lovers which tell us that you, Eric and Ginger will give four concerts in May !
Regards to your family too !
NAME: Roger Bono
LOCATION: scottsdale,az usa
Time: 12:01:39 AM
Hello Mr. Bruce. Just wondering what bass rig you like to play through for small clubs when you are playing a Warwick? Also,what amps did you prefer to play through during arena tours in the late 60's? Also, when will your RAH reunion concert be available to us here in the states? Who is going to be playing the kit? Thank you for your time. Roger Bono
NAME: Bill Blunck
Time: 4:15:39 AM
Saw you in Chicago in 1970 and have been a fanatic fan ever since, but never saw Cream - been waiting for 35 years and I'll be there.
Are you gonna play an EB3 with Cream ?
NAME: Stefan Gäfvert
LOCATION: Östersund, Sweden
Time: 4:43:26 AM
Im a 55-year-old music freak and a big Cream fan from Sweden who have been listening to the Cream records from the beginning. I still get as high as ever by this fantastic music and was very pleased to hear about the concerts in Royal Albert Hall. I tried hard to get tickets for my two daughters and me on the Internet but failed. That was a disaster because it would be a highpoint for me to be able hear and see Cream live, especially with my daughters accompanying me. Some things in life can mean a lot to you and Creams music have given me much joy. I get the most kicks out of the live recordings improvised parts, especially in Sweet Wine, Spoonful, Toad and Im So Glad, where the ensemble playing reaches fantastic heights. Thank you for that! I have really been depressed not being able to get any tickets and sincerely hope that you acquire the taste of your playing together again and possibly decide to give some more concerts. That would be heavenly for me to get a new chance to see Cream perform live. I think there are many more people that wish the same. So good luck with your concerts and hopefully it will give you much pleasure to play and perform together again.
NAME: Pete Skjold
LOCATION: Lewisville Tx
Time: 5:12:26 PM
Jack is my biggest influence as a bass player. I have played as a pro going on 18 years. Before I played bass I found a record in my dads collection called " West , Bruce and Laing Live N' Kickin" Well I loved it ! I didn't know that what I was hearing during the solo on Powerhouse Sod was a bass , I thought it can't be a bass ! When I started playing the bass a couple of years later I learned that solo and have not looked back...until just recently when I purchased the reissue of that glorious album. I can't say how much Jack's music and outlook have shaped me as a musician,( for there are no words ) all I can say is God bless you Jack and keep Thumpin out those notes. Thanks for teaching me how to find my expresion on the bass. Have fun in May !!
NAME: Michael Briggs
LOCATION: Mill Valley California
Time: 5:26:22 PM
I am listening to the Manchester '75 2 CD Set and it is incredible... The only number that I truly miss is "Timeslip" as the bass-playing is riveting Please bring the Cream reunion tour to S.F. and L.A. where you once recorded at Wally Heiders: "Out Of The Storm" LP(1974)... Also,It would be great if Cream would do some newly written freshly Pete Brown/Jack Bruce/Eric Clapton or Ginger Baker/Mike Taylor new Material as you once mentioned back when you did the '89 Tour with Blues Scarceno and Ginger Baker...for the "A Question Of Time" LP/CD. My favorite tunes on "Out Of The Storm" are "Golden Days","One" "Timeslip",etc. "Timeslip" should now be done by the New CREAM as it is so drenched in Organic Raging Creamy jamming syncopated blues/jazz-jamming rock that it's unbelievable that no one hardly ever remembers it...It could be a new Smash Hit as it hits home in a very blisteringly intensely outrageous unbelieveable reminiscent of CREAM way! Long Live The CREAM....God Bless The Musical Genius Felix Pappalardi. Who Eric Clapton claimed would be the only Producer who would ever Produce THE CREAM...
Time: 9:16:20 PM
Jack...I love your performance on "Sitting on top of the world" & "Passing the Time" I never tire of hearing those songs.
NAME: Frederick Wickman
Time: 6:07:20 AM
Cream was a band that inspired me in music way back in their begining. Saw Jack Bruce live once in Germany with Ian Hammer about 1979/80 or 81, great bass player
Time: 7:04:07 AM
Hi Jack, I'm glad about the reunion shows. But I'm really pissed about the ticket situation. No chance to get a ticket via internet or phone. Seems that tickets have been gone to scalpers only (see ebay and other ticket agencies). If this was you intension of reunion I'm really sad. I was thrilled to come to London and visit at least one show but I think I can't (and also not willing) to afford 1700 GBP for a ticket.
My Best from Germany Ruediger (still using "Bluesbass" to learn some of your licks)
NAME: Chris Robinson
LOCATION: Lincoln, England
Time: 7:18:29 PM
Just hope the Cream concerts are a great success, and remind the world who really were the originators of heavy metal/jazz rock and music that lasted longer than 3 minutes. I've never doubted !!!
Time: 6:38:10 AM
Hi Jack, two hearts are beating in my chest: On one hand I'm glad that finally there is the Cream reunion. On the other hand I'm really angry about the ticket sales. I don't know what was going on there. But at least there was no chance to get a single ticket for any show. When I'm looking through the net and see that the scalpers are asking up to 1700 GBP for a ticket and even on ebay the tickets are going for over 1000 GBP.
As you wrote here on your site: Unless someone hands over tons of bucks to Eric there will be no reunion. As to say it with Zappa: "We're only in it for the money!" What a shame!
Regards from Germany Ruediger (still using your Bassbook)
LOCATION: New Ipswich,NH
Time: 11:30:36 AM
Hi-Ho-Jack-- BTL Rocks and your voice is one of a kind--keep it up---Oh ya sounds awesome
Time: 11:39:10 AM
Hope you are getting better, J
NAME: Angelo Alencar
Time: 9:21:21 AM
jack eric ginger thanks for your reunion and music Angelo from Rio de Janeiro Brazil.PS: 05/03/2005 it´s my birthday it´s a pitty that London is very far from Rio.
NAME: Wiggy Wigstaff
Time: 10:23:13 AM
What will the newly reunited Cream play or sound like at the Albert Hall? For an authentic touch, will they do lots of one chord BLooZ jammin at ear shredding volume in an environment with no fold back but with big stacks, tiny PA and the inability to hear what each other was playing? (Which seemed to be the way they did it nearly forty years ago and presumably led to the free and innovative way they did it) or will they attempt a rather more grown up sound utilizing a modern system with modest stage amps, up to date monitors and perhaps additional session/ sidemen musicians thus being able to play the more musical studio stuff live? It would be easy for them to play Spoonful, Im So Glad, Politician et cetera but it would be great to see and hear material like Pressed Rat and Warthog, Anyone For Tennis? Wrapping Paper and the more psychedelic bits of Disraeli Gears done live. Perhaps theyll do both. First set: long Marshall stack on full tilt jamming versions with no foldback and one overhead drum mic through a museum piece PA (400 watt Watkins?). Second set: Badge, Passing the Time, Deserted Cities of the Heart, As You Said, Blue Condition, Doing That Scrapyard Thing, The Clearout, Dance the Night Away and so forth with Jack on cello and added acoustic guitars, keyboards, brass, strings woodwind, backing singers, percussion and a state of the art sound system (with a modest FOH sound please!). Last set: Back to the authentic 1960s equipment, Sunshine of your Love/ White Room/ Crossroads and general playing to gallery type stuff.
Time: 12:18:51 PM
News of DHS has hit us hard here in Birmingham,the Art School Dance is slowly becoming empty.Have you seen the musical section of 'Gonks go beat' yet. Could you rehearse some GBO stuff? ,or even Labio Dental Fricative...Eric Clapton played on this Vic Stanshall's very first single,back in '69 '70 Regards
NAME: Mandy Wenzel
Time: 1:58:34 PM
YEEEEEESSS; i got a ticket; only one.. MY OTHER HALF IS WATCHING THE KIDS WHILE I AM CATCHING CREAM. GOD I CANT WAIT; GOING FRIDAY THE 6TH. anyone that got a ticket that day, let me know... since i am going alone, i will need some company to have a drink up front. this just made my year. see you soon folks... xxxx
NAME: old muthfuka
Time: 2:52:02 PM
u sorryazz sonofabitch. u mean we had to wait 40 fucking yrs to for creme to get back together after all that bullshit u put out since?
u know bruce, clapton and baker were the rockest sonofbitches ever invented and all that shit after creme was shit shit shit.....
nothing can touch your vocals on sitting on top of the world or politican
clapton sux and cant sing worth shit
claptop is the only one who made worth a damn although he sux except on a few songs
you little sonofabitch and creme have gone on and been bigger than the fucking suckazz stones or any other others
hell u didnt even wait for fucking woodstock
goddam what a fuckin waste and now 100 million are dead that used to listen to u bastards cuz u were so fucking good
look ath the shit that came out after u split
damn u fuckers pissed a lot of people off
so goddam ahead of youe fukin time and u didnt even die like hendrix or joplin or moon or bonham or morrison or all the others and all that punk shit came out...damn u fuckers piss us off......
NAME: sammmy g
Time: 5:25:53 PM
im going to see the cream reunion on the 2nd of may and cant wait, just being in the same building as "jacky-b", "clappy" and "ging" is cool. its gonna tottaly rock. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!
NAME: Per Kjellin
Time: 2:56:19 PM
Great to see Cream play again. I wish I could be there...Maybe it's possible to buy a reunion CD?
Per K from Sweden, 25 yrs with cream
NAME: johnny cats
LOCATION: the view
Time: 9:20:10 PM
Bruce is one of the best out there. No one can come close to the way he puts life to words.
NAME: Phil Watson
LOCATION: Sydney Australia
Time: 1:14:03 AM
Jack, I love the CREAM...always have! 37 years down the track I hope every loyal fan who manages to see the 4 shows leaves with the warm feeling that the gig was THE SHOW of the past 37 years...it's going to be tough to live up to the live shows when you were all younger but whatever happens, this is THE gig.
Good luck and have a great 4 night's with Ginger and Eric.
Being in Sydney we have no chance of getting over to the shows so I assume the gigs will be available on DVD in the not too distant future.
Dick will be looking down with interest I'm sure!!!
NAME: jeff g
Time: 10:40:20 AM
best music news this century. i hope you can squeeze in one of jimi's tunes cause he always would do one of yours after you guys split in 68. possible to do "as you said" as well, a pleasant tune for old ears. good luck
NAME: Dan Cox
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8:14:39 PM
So jazzed about the upcoming concerts in London. I guess I will have to be content with the dvd since you won't be hitting the States(I heard Ginger isn't allowed back in America...IRS B.S. I guess. Anyway, my first concert when I was 15 was the Farewell Cream concert at the Forum in Los Angeles back in 1968. Deep Purple opened for you guys. It changed my life forever. I have seen you and Eric since that faithful day many, many times. At the Roxy here in LA, you blew the roof off the place with Simon Philphs on drums...still remember it like it was yesterday. And of course I have seen EC many time and even saw GB when he played drums for Sam Kinison at the Universal Amp!!! Last saw you with Ringo at the Universal Amp. You have touched so many souls, have provided such joy and happiness to people throughout the world. Thank you and stay well. Dan Cox Los Angeles
NAME: Bill Blunck
Time: 10:49:01 PM
Jack - the plot thickens - saw Big? Leslie West the other night and he sounded great. He's doing a Cream tribute in his set - a great warmup for May - says he'll be there. Oh yeah - as I'm sure you know - he ain't so "big" anymore (a good thing).
Time: 8:01:31 AM
What bass or basses will you use? Speaking from the viewpoint of a guitarist, I don't think fretless will give the definition a three-piece needs.A bit of distortion wouldn't go amiss either.
NAME: Chris Poust
Time: 5:16:10 PM
Hi jack I'm the One man Band you met at The Maison kammerzell in Strasbourg busking in 1982 and jammed with you at The Irish Pub later on. Glad to hear you're OK. Any chance of tickets? Kind regards Chris Francis
NAME: dave anson
Time: 1:18:12 PM
The ticket scam warrants a full investigation and i would hope that there is an investigative jounalist out there who has the balls and resources to get to the bottom of this rip-off. In the meantime i see that the promoters have stated that they "are monitoring all tickets being offered for sale on e-bay and similar sitesand cancel bookings where tickets are being offered for sale in this way." I would like to think this staement is true but I'm afraid i don't believe a word. Come on Sunday Times Insite Team get cracking and expose the crooks.
Time: 8:41:49 AM
I return to Oz thinking the few years I was there I did all I wanted to and I now find out about the reunion... BASTARDS!!! Guess I better buy a bigger TV, wait for the DVD and pretend I'm there.
NAME: Dick Stam
LOCATION: The Netherlands
Time: 2:21:47 AM
Hi Jack It is absolute great that you match up with Ginger and Eric for this reunion show. Ive been a fan since 1969 and just miss Cream in concert. I was just to young to go to concerts.=(((((. So I was very excited about the reunion. I was on the phone redialing the bookingnummer over and over the whole mondaymorning. Even on the net I couldn't get through. My question: Why don't you do another week in the RAH and I'm sure that its gonna be sold out and than you can give the real fans a very good change to see the long waited concert. I phoned from The Netherlands to get a ticket. But friends of mine in the UK also can't get through to get tickets. And there is so much sorry for real fans to go to the reunion show. Thanks for listen Dick Stam.
Time: 9:17:28 AM
Shame the reunion did n't take palce in 93
well better late than never
LOCATION: Sedona, Arizona, USA
Time: 11:33:07 PM
Cheers Jack, Margrit and kids!
Geez, after reading all the recent posts from disappointed fans, I'm almost embarrassed to admit I actually got two tickets off of the Bookingsdirect website. And I'm in Arizona. It took an hour and a half of constantly trying to get through with the mouse in my right hand and speed dialing with a phone direct to RAH with my left hand. How truly fortunate I feel.
Perhaps everyone who missed out might get a second chance if the management announcement is true; that bookings will be cancelled for those caught trying to resell them. Maybe the management could give these faithful fans first crack at those tickets?
I can't stop thinking about this event. How will they play the break in Badge, a guest guitarist perhaps to play George Harrison's part? Maybe Dani Harrison? What about Steve Winwood for keyboards on a song or two? Or do they go it alone as a three piece? My wife and I will find out May 3rd. I truly wish all of you could be there too!
NAME: Ricardo Baerga
LOCATION: Puerto Rico, US West Indies
Time: 12:43:58 AM
Hi Jack! Great site! "I'm so glad" Cream has reunited for some live shows; I've been waiting for this ever since your last interviews for a Cream video almost 10 years ago where all 3 members were up for it schedules permitting. Why not do a studio album with new songs? EC has developed into a good songwriter and now all you 5 (that includes Pete Brown and Janet)can collaborate and I know you can come up with some gems. It would be tops, probably along the lines and a little better than BBM's Around the Next Dream, which I absolutely love by the way.
For the live shows, I hope you guys kick some serious booty! Turn up that bass and get that distorted, aggressive and powerful tone that only guys like you, the Ox (may he rest in peace)and Mel Schacher (from Grand Funk Railroad)can get!!
I didn't know about your illness until I checked out this website. May God give you many more years of a healthy, happy, loving, prosperous and productive life.
God Bless from your fan and friend in the Caribbean!!
NAME: Rajshekhar Saha
LOCATION: Bombay, India
Time: 6:04:36 AM
Its terrific to know that Cream is reuniting for a few concerts. Cream had started and opened the road for brilliance in musicianship in rock music. It would be a treat to listen to them after all these years after so many technological developments in audio amplification and delivery systems. Waiting for Jack's bass lines and whether Eric picks up a 'Gibson' for the performance!!
NAME: Tom Toronto
Time: 3:41:25 PM
Dear Jack, Very happy to see that you are back in good spirits, and good health. Fear not a bit of the single malt, and NAE SKINKING WARES to keep you strong. A humble thought to share with you. Want to hear a roar from the crowd that will bring down the roof at Royal Albert Hall? Try surprising everybody with your fine rendition of MOTHER'S LAMENT - no performance royalties needed ! Oh, and please tell Eric that when he was trying to find the 1,3 beat on his Wheels of Fire Crossroads solo, but he ended up on the 2, 4 beat - it's SYN - CO - PA - TION - I hope I never hear him say that he can't take listening to that great solo - we should all be so lucky in our musical journeys. If you want to sell out another solid 4 shows, just come over here to Toronto, and pack 'em in at our SKYDOME ( holds about 59,000 - now called Rogers Centre). You'll get everybody up here from New York City to Montreal to Chicago coming up here, and they'll be glad to open the clamshell roof on a nice June, July or August summer's evening. We'd love to see you in Canada. Give my best to the greatest drummer in history, and that guy who plays a mean guitar. Keep practicin' boys. Tom Toronto Canada
LOCATION: Ayrshire Scotland
Time: 1:33:02 AM
Greetings ! Do you remember playing with my brother Harry in pollock ?
NAME: John Flanagan
LOCATION: Calgary, AB., Canada
Time: 2:52:09 AM
Greetings to Jack the Bruce: Praise God, Jack! The fact that somewhere between sessions with Cream you will read this note, is in itself reason to shout, 'I'm So Glad.' 'More God than Jack' your presence with us is a great kindness not only to yourself but to all of us who love you and your music. It seems only fitting that if one of your forefathers, Robert the Bruce,so titled due to fighting for political freedom, then like title befits one also who has fought for artistic freedom. Congradulations, mission accomplished.'Jack the Bruce' is well deserved. Not that the battle is over but this one thing you do, forgetting those things of the past,you press on engaging in the good fight of faith and musicianship. In like manner,passionate as well about musical excellence are your bandmates,Eric and Ginger. The synergy in Cream is clearly unequalled by any other band, then or now.The friendship formed decades ago stilldraws a total effort from each musician when playing together.Hence, the quality in music is magnified,not by the Marshalls but by the Spirit. Yet there is this growing attitude in each player-to extoll the talents of his bandmates more than his own.The Cream Team thereby propels itself to greater heights than ever before. " Do you see one gifted in his craft, he will stand before kings and not mere men." From all corners of the earth people of reknown will come to the Royal Albert Hall to enjoy the liberation of their spirits through Cream. Even Mickey the Fiddler, would trade in his violin to hear this band but once. The new material joining the old will, like Bach's works, go down in musical history as the best in its category. The early sellout testifies to the global thirst for original music and talent. Ticket Agencies recognized the huge potential for concert demand. Not surprisingly, sales even at 10times the RAH price are doing very well. A credit to Cream if not to the rapacious scalpers. I wish Jack, above all else, that you continue to prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers. May you, Eric and Ginger have the best of times together.
Gratefully, John Flanagan
NAME: Richard Millard
LOCATION: California, US
Time: 4:18:42 PM
I read the announcement from the promoters regarding ticket sales for Cream and I have to say that it infuritated me. I spent three solid hours [from 1am till 4 am California time] trying to book by the internet and phone and was unable to get through - ditto for my brother, brother-in-law and daughter who all tried as well.
I've since gone to eBay to try for tickets, and now it seems that the smug bastard promoters who ran such a poor process the first time around are going to try to take away the tickets I finally managed to acquire that way.
People are buying tickets on eBay because they desperately want to attent and there is no other recourse. Why in the world are you trying to frustrae and disappoint the most ardent and committed fans?
Time: 5:19:25 PM
i alsoplqce you amongst the most achieved human beings i willever know
NAME: Craig Hudson
LOCATION: Baltimore, Md.
Time: 1:55:03 AM
I'm 52 and used to try to play like you in the 60's. After seeing your tape "The Cream of Cream" i found my old bass and started playing again. You are an inspiration to me and other senior citizens. You have more talent than any of these modern music kids will ever know. Get your buddies Gary and Gary, go on tour and give the world a reality check,or at least put out more video tapes.
NAME: Greg Stewart
LOCATION: Forreston IL. USA
Time: 5:39:27 AM
I think some of Jacks best work was with West, Bruce & Laing. I have been searching for a CD to be released of "Whatever turns you on". "Like a plate" is an excellent song. Thanks to you Jack for all your music.
NAME: Robert Tebbe
LOCATION: Detroit (not too far from Grandy Ballroom location and the old Gibson plant)
Time: 11:06:42 PM
Dear Jack, "Dancing on air well be there 'till the end of the sky...." That is so wonderful!!!! Creams established standards will liver 4ever! Love your BLT stuff too! (Wont let U down....etc... but that goes without sayin'.) All -n- All....Thank you forever for all your music. From many bass players far and wide, Robert T. from Detroit
NAME: James C Cook
LOCATION: Bayonne, Nj USA/In NYC backyards of rock and roll(s)
Time: 8:49:01 AM
The waiting game is about to end and alas the real music begins...............cream
I only wish i could be there, but! oh well, I guess thanks to all those Jack Bruce gigs over the years it will have to do.
I am thankful that Jack Bruce did continue to play the music of cream. All you need is a little spoonful-spoonful
Jack and co-horts should at the very least have the shows made live worldwide, BB king's NYC would be a great place to have it on a large screen with a sound system worthy of Jack Bruce and the rest of Cream.
I wish the Cream a good time indeed....rock on!
Like millions. I wish I to be there......oh Well keep creaming on and on.....
anyway.....good luck to the CREAM (one of the best damn jam bands in the world)
Maybe CREAM would like to play at the Jammy awards in NYC mmmmmmmmmmm......
LOCATION: MI, USA
Time: 9:07:42 AM
i was excited when i heard about the cream reunion concert in May, but i was kind of let down by the fact that theyre only playing in europe they should tour in the U.S. also.. but w/e cant always get wut u want
NAME: Steve Raynes
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
Time: 8:02:59 AM
Hi Jack, Longtime fan checking in again....what a long strange trip this last year must seem like to you. From your illness, transplant and recovery to the reformation of one of the greatest bands of all time. Sitting here on the outside, I would never have thought it possible; I can't imagine what you must think!! If time allows, it might be interesting if you could update us via the diary section here on your site as to how things are going leading up to the shows, your observations, thoughts, just a backdrop to a piece of musical history for us all to enjoy in anticipation. Thank you so much for all of the great music, I know you'll all set the music world on it's ear again, and hey, any chance of pay per view here in America? It would be great and you know we'll still jump on the CD's and DVD's.....might ease the ticket pains... Go get 'em Jack!! I've seen you live a number of times...the general public is in for a great musical treat.....once again.
Always your fan, Steve Raynes Chicago.
NAME: Grant Scale
LOCATION: Victoria, Australia
Time: 3:34:33 PM
After a mishap on the opening day of sales, I have secured tickets for the 2 and 3 May through RAH bookings (hospitality tickets). Very excited about travelling over form Australia to see the shows. I'm in London between late April and late May and am looking to rent a room in a shared house or with someone who may be looking for a boarder for a month. Want to soak up the London scene and music to make the big trip worthwhile. I'd love to hear from anyone who may be interested and can help.
NAME: Kristoffer Gredsted
LOCATION: Copenhagen, Denmark
Time: 6:41:44 AM
I love you music Jack, especially your work with Cream. Have you got any plans to release a music book of all your songs in notation and tab? I'd really love to learn your bass lines!
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:12:29 PM
PLEASE HAVE A RUNION SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NAME: Michael Briggs
LOCATION: Mill Valley,California
Time: 7:08:19 PM
Bright British Bayonets Bringing kingdom come to the beat of a dark drum Their work is not forgotten Red is always shamed Only playing games Hallo Jack: Would love to hear the new version of "Hey Now Princess" that Cream had never played live? Also can't wait for new versions of "Those Were The Days","Deserted Cities Of The Heart" "Timeslip" and if you could also include a new Creamy version of "Why Does Love Have To Go Wrong" BBM's best tune ever! "Obsession" from "A Question Of Time","Out Into The Fields" with Clap etc.I would feel very very blessed indeed Hopefully you'll work out the immigration problems with Dear Ginge! The Best From The West: Michael
Time: 1:42:22 AM
didnt have time to buy shadows in the air yet. just read some of the lyrics. got totally drowned by Windowless Rooms. will have to go now, just to see how he translated this into music. cant wait.
NAME: Steve Erie
LOCATION: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Time: 10:56:07 AM
I'm about a decade younger than you, but I remember Cream in the mid/late 1960's, although I was too young to appreciate the music at that time.
Interestingly, when I thought of Cream over the ensuing years, I usually figured it was an "Eric Clapton band;" I knew your name and Ginger Baker's, of course, but more or less thought of Clapton when I thought of Cream.
Anyhow, I very recently picked up the 1991 DVD Cream retrospective and I've very much enjoyed watching and listening to the music, conversations, and insights.
There's no question Eric Clapton's a tremendously gifted guitarist, and I have a new and great appreciation for Ginger Baker and his work - but it's now clear to me that Cream was your band, from start to finish.
Your vocals (wailing and all) are so expressive that I can listen to them over and over; your bass guitar playing is very, very impressive, indeed; and your charisma and stage presence are riveting.
What particularly strikes me, however, is what you've done for the past almost four decades with your music - I found your website and read with great interest the different musical genres you've been involved in; you deserve much credit for being the truly great musician that you are.
Like everyone else, I'm certainly curious and excited to see what I hope will be a DVD from your 2005 Cream Reunion - and I'm sure it'll be wonderfully enjoyable for all.
But you are much, much more than Cream from a musical standpoint - and for that you should be honored and congratulated.
Very best personal regards.
NAME: Brad L
LOCATION: Orange County, Calif
Time: 1:46:44 PM
At 51 years old Jack I bring up your web site and up pops this Deja Vu graphic that stopped me dead in my tracks!!! I stared for moments in disbelief before I scrolled down cuz I'm thinking nah....couldn't be!!! Then I saw the dates and the venue. Life does have its truly special moments and this ones a real Peach. I won't go into particulars and specifics on musicianship,contribution and such, Its so way cool to see that after all these years there are so many other folks out there who already have, and are truly in the know about this Band. Of all the reunions that have come and gone this is THE ONE I have been waiting for!!! Truly SWEET WINE.
NAME: Suavek Zaniesienko
LOCATION: Pennsylvania US
Time: 2:29:04 AM
Hey Jack. What a great choice with Warwick. It's got that punch, that compliments your heavy duty techique. I wish to hear you play live some day.
NAME: GEORGE KELLY
Time: 9:07:20 AM
Hi Jack, I been a BIG BIG FAN for many years. I been waiting for the re-union for years....The price for tickets...All I could say is "WHAT A BRING DOWN"
Good luck with the show. Long time fan George
Time: 7:25:55 AM
Jack, Finally, Eric will get back his testicles for four days in May. Always been a fan of yours and Ginger, but Eric has been hit and miss and many times disappointing. Together you guys are the best. Man, I wish I could be there when you play in May.
LOCATION: Berkeley, California
Time: 3:53:18 PM
Jack we are all psyched about the reunion except that us in the states won't be able to see it. Maybe you would consider a date at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee in June. There are 100,000 people who would totally flip out if you were to play there! Love you guys! www.bonnaroo.com
LOCATION: Manchester, NJ USA
Time: 2:27:56 PM
I so wanted to see you this May!! I got up at 3:30 am....and tried for tickets....almost!! Wishing you would come to New Jersey soon.....you are just amazing!! Take care now...and thanks for reading this!
NAME: jim brooks
LOCATION: bossier la.
Time: 6:02:58 PM
Mr. Bruce: Hello my name is jim and i am a big fan.I truely think that you and Ginger and Eric were the best,truely the CREAM.I have recently taken up the bass an eb-o in fact,and i was wandering were to find bass tabs for your music because i would like to be able to learn and pass on your work.Tell Ginger and Eric hello and i wish them well and i hope you all cream the audiance at Royal Albert Hall.Keep rockin sincerely jim brooks
Time: 2:27:36 AM
One question about the upcoming Cream reunion:
Nostalgia is for those who cannot handle reality and the present. Who wants to see 3 old men try to recapture musical magic that they cannot possibly capture? Not me! I'm so glad the Beatles broke up when they did and never reunited. Cream should forever be a memory. There, I said it.
Time: 11:45:59 AM
Oh well, now I'm really down as I'm in real trouble. First, I got no ticket in the ticket presale because all went to the touts. Then I won one for me and my friend each on ebay for the 6th of May, booked flight and hotel and no we won't get the ticket because the management together with ebay sorted those people out who sold their tickets on ebay so they won't get their tickets. Would have been better to get a travel insurance... NOW I'M PUNISHED TWICE!
Time: 1:18:27 PM
jack bruce you rock. i play electric bass to. i started i august do you have any sugestions
NAME: Mark Albertson
LOCATION: Norwalk, Connecticut
Time: 9:49:10 PM
Dear Mr. Bruce, It is great to see that the greatest trio ever is getting back together. I hope new albums will also be a result of this new association. Music has certainly stagnated. I myself write. And I see a distinct lack of appreciation in the power of the written word. Too many artists it seems have prostituted their talents to produce subpar work for popularity and a quick buck. And for many it seems that popularity is fleeting at best. This cannot be said of Baker, Bruce and Clapton. The work produced here was certainly of creative high quality, unique and enduring. The best of luck. Sincerely, Mark Albertson
NAME: Jacques James
Time: 1:50:49 AM
though i finally got shadows in the air, i have little time to hear it. currently trying to catch up on my Cream knowledge. well, my car is hopping along the highway and i think even other people with they windows closed and other music on, are having a taste of it too.. fav song currently... Thales of brave Ulysses. i hope the play Mothers Lawnment (or what ever the title was again) as well on the concert. its the perfect pub song.. with a good pint in ones hand and a table full of friends.
LOCATION: Pennsylvania, right near Philadelphia
Time: 4:32:24 AM
Hey Jack, Boddah here, just wanted to let you know that I'm still out here. I love your solo work a lot, especially Jet Set Jewel, you have such a way with words. Anyway, rather than sounding all ambiguous and cryptic I just like to know if you could contact me. You know how you had the wavy "In" t-shirt and Eric had the "the out" t-shirt, Wow I still actually remember that. Oh another stream of consciousness ... remember Roger Water's "The Body" album where he says "his future is your past" ... that's very strange indeed. Really, any sort of contact would be greatly appreciated.
NAME: Terry Gruber
LOCATION: West Virginia USA
Time: 2:49:34 PM
I have aspired to acheive your excellence on the bass ever since I heard you as a new 11-year-old bassist in 1966. Though my quest never took me to your heights, the effort put me in the "pretty damn good" range. Thanks, teacher.
NAME: Jackie Turner
LOCATION: Fresno, California USA
Time: 7:08:31 PM
Hello Jack. I hope CREAM extend the reunion to the USA. Would like to see you all one more time. Thank you. Regards, Jackie Turner
Time: 1:34:42 AM
to Roger from Englang: Klugscheisser x
Time: 7:26:34 PM
After all that days...jack, now that i`ive lived nearly 35 years with your music, thank you very much.It`s not that I`m hanging on that old stuff, it`s Intensity and it grows...just pure music
thanx a lot!
NAME: Louis Borenius
Time: 8:19:25 PM
Dear Jack used to see you at Klooks Kleek with the GBO in the early 60's and thought then and still think now that that was one of the greatest bands ever-Dick and Ginger and Graham and you were huge influences on me and when I later got the opportunity to tour Eastern Germany with Dick and John Etheridge and Henry Thomas and Diana Wood Iwas ecstatic. Almost as amazing was the chance to play in a band with your son Malcolm-hope the reunion gig works out and will be there if at all possible.
NAME: Ron Dolce
LOCATION: Evanston, Ill. U.S.A.
Time: 11:15:45 AM
Jack: I've oftern said that the only rock reunion concert I'd ever want to attend would be Cream's and for precisely the reasons that a Cream reunion would probably never occur. The thought of three of the music world's most forward thinking artists getting back together just to bang out old hits and make a pile of money doesn't quite connect. However, the thought of those artists bringing thirty-seven years of musical and life experiences to their performances and possibly creating something really new is incredibly exciting. Having read some of your and Ginger Baker's comments and having heard your evolution as musicians I have to believe that your reunion concerts will be artistic achievements beyond belief. Circumstances do not allow me to attend but I can wish the three of you the best of luck than and always.
NAME: Patrick Breen
Time: 2:23:38 PM
Glad to hear about the Cream reunion shows. Also, I love listening to all Cream and solo stuff. I am a bassist/vocalist havily influenced by you and always am encouraged to play after hearing the music. Thank you and I hope you are well.
NAME: DAVY RENNIE
Time: 3:52:23 PM
JACK,TYPICAL glaswegian,GALLUS,FORWARD,BUT AN ADMIRER AND LIVE CLOSE TO YOUR OLD HOMETOWN.FLYING DOWN TO SEE YOU MAY 6TH,STAYING IN KENSINGTON,BY THE WAY,SO GONNI BE CHEEKY ,N,NAT,KNOW?WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO SAY "AWRIGHTNATKNOW" AFTER THE SHOW AND MAYBE GET YIE A BEER, AND A PHOTO?AH KNOW,JACK,CHEEKY AS F$&*,BUT I LOVE YOUR MUSIC!D RENNIE,TAKE CARE BUD!
LOCATION: my computer
Time: 6:02:35 PM
Jack Bruce is God!! and will cream be playing here in america. somewhere like the continental arena or something that would be great.
NAME: Mike Rich
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
Time: 9:33:30 PM
Jack, I am glad you are feeling better and it is really exciting that you, Eric and Ginger are going to play the 4 concerts at Royal Albert Hall. I know it probably will not happen, but if Cream decides to play any dates in the USA please play Atlanta. I last saw you play with Ringo at the Chastain Amphitheater a few years ago. Unfortunately, I never got to see Cream when I was a young man, I grew up in the Richmond, VA area and Cream never played Ricmond. However, Cream was the first rock band to play at Chastain Park hear in Atlanta, I have heard Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon the local promoters talk about it. That must have been some concert as Chastain only holds a few thousand people. Since there are so many people that would like to see Cream live and so few available seats to these concerts, could you guys put together a simulcast of the concert to be broadcast to local theaters. Yes, performed a live simulcast for the release of their latest project a year or so ago and it was pretty cool. At least please release a DVD & CD of the event. A life long fan, Mike Rich
NAME: Steve Grasser
LOCATION: Salluit, Quebec, Canada
Time: 8:59:00 PM
I've had many favourite musicians over the years, but none have been as consistent in their sense of exploration, commitment to excellence, and going down that "road less followed". Heh I can follow . . .
NAME: Mark Arbogast
LOCATION: St Louis Missouri
Time: 1:30:47 PM
Im hoping that the Cream Reunion will be filmed and recorded so as to be shared with all of us who could not attend. This is a great thing!!! www.markarbogast.com
Time: 12:57:20 PM
Jack - Hope you guys are easing into this slowly with plenty of time beforehand to reflect. pLee PS: Can't get a seat unless Ging stomps off - Derek can attest :)
Time: 1:28:53 PM
I'm thrilled to hear of the reunion because I have been hoping to hear what you old guys will sound like together now. I'm 26 and have been listening to Cream since high school. I just wish I could go to London for all of the shows. I definitely am looking forward to the DVD. I hope a deluxe box-set will be offered. I saw Phish's last concert ever at a movie theater because there was a live link. If Cream offered the same option for fans far away I would be much appreciative. I can hardly wait to hear what Tales of Brave Ulysses will sound like. Rock it!
Time: 3:01:30 PM
Cream reunion!! Nice!! Next, how about a West Bruce and Laing Reunion? I would love to see you jammin out "Why Dontcha" with Leslie!
Take Care Jack
NAME: Art Greinke
LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Time: 1:01:59 PM
Nice web site! Very glad to hear of the reunion and I hope that it will be documented to a DVD so that those of us who are unable to attend in person can enjoy the performance. (smile)
Last saw you perform while on tour with Ringo at the Rave in Milwaukee. What a great show!
So glad to hear that your still around!!
Thank you for the many great tunes that augment the soundtrack of my life. Take care.
All the best, Art Greinke
NAME: Jim Horn
LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio U.S.
Time: 11:04:54 PM
My wife and I were very concerned to hear of your illness and the complications that followed. It was a relief to read that you've recovered, and we hope you're as strong as ever. We see you every time you come to Cleveland and you always remember us because we named my oldest daughter Victoria Sage.
We're very excited about the Cream reunion, but missed our opportunity to buy tickets before they sold out. We're willing to pay internet scalpers prices, but after reading statements from management we're affraid these tickets might not be issued.
If tickets are not issued to scalpers caught on the internet will they be available again for legitimate box office sale? And if so when? I'd hate to miss a second opportunity to purchase them. Can someone please let us know?
You're in our hearts Jack, be well.
NAME: ian davey
LOCATION: althorne essex uk
Time: 11:29:56 AM
Dear Jack, If the Cream's re-union concert is to be filmed, plaese don't let Tony Parlmer have anything to do with it!!!!!!!!! See you on the 6th. I. Davey
LOCATION: New York
Time: 9:53:16 PM
Come to the states for a few shows.