Photo: Christian Sahm

Photo: Christian Sahm

Eric Clapton has written a new song dedicated to his late Cream bandmate Jack Bruce (pictured right) who died on October 25, aged 71.

Titled ‘For Jack’, the short instrumental follows a statement which Clapton released on hearing the news of Bruce’s death. In it, he said his former collaborator was a “great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me”.

You can listen to Eric Clapton’s tribute track ‘For Jack’ HERE …

As well as being one of the most gifted and influential bass players in rock history, Jack Bruce also co-wrote most of Cream’s singles (with lyricist Pete Brown). His songs included the classic hits: ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, ‘White Room’, and ‘I Feel Free’.

After Cream split in 1968, Jack Bruce maintained a solo career that spanned several decades. Although famous for his work as a vocalist, bass guitarist and songwriter, Bruce also played double bass, harmonica, piano and cello. He was trained as a classical cellist and considered himself a jazz musician, although much of his catalogue of compositions tended toward blues and rock.

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