Jack Bruce Best Quotes

John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, composer and vocalist, known primarily for his multi-faceted contributions to the legendary British supergroup Cream, which included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer-founder Ginger Baker. In March, 2011, Rolling Stone readers selected him as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time. “Most musicians would have a very hard time distinguishing themselves if they wound up in a band with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker,” the magazine said at the time, “but Jack Bruce was so gifted on the bass that he did it with ease.” Enjoy Jack Bruce’s best quotes below.

Jack Bruce
“Thankfully I’m not endlessly ambitious, but I have done some crazy ambitious things like buying an island off the west coast of Scotland in the late Sixties.”
“Since I got my new liver, some of my tastes have changed. There are certain things I don’t like anymore. I loved Indian food before but not now.”
“I’ve always been interested in any kind of great music, and African music is, I think, the source of it all.”
“Growing up in inner-city Glasgow, it sometimes seemed to me money hadn’t been invented.”
“Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn’t want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it.”
“Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they’re so big, they need big sales really so they’re not really interested.”
“We all have roles in life. I’m a dad, a husband, this and that, but basically I only feel justified in being alive when I’m on the stage.”
“At the age of 16 I started performing with a dance band in the evenings and began earning more money than my father, but he was pleased for me.”
“I’ve always had money because of my early success with Cream, so I tell young musicians to aim to write their own material, because owning the composition rights makes a very big difference.”
“Well I like everything but my first love has always been piano because when I started out there was a piano in my house and it was there so I just started tinkling on it really so it’s always been my first love.”
“I know he played on the last record but I don’t wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton.”
“Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad.”
“What I’m trying to do, in my own small way, is trying to bring African and Afro-Cuban rhythms into rock.”
“I think I’m an okay parent, but I’d put myself in the category of a musician-who-happened-to-become-a-father. I’m definitely not a father-who-happened-to-be-a-musician.”
“I was 16 when I got a scholarship to study classical composition at a conservatory. By that time I had already listened to Scottish folksong with my mother, sung in church choirs, and had sung solo with Benjamin Britten conducting.”
“I had a lot of vocal problems when I was younger. I don’t know if it’s down to leading a healthier lifestyle or what but my range has increased.”

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