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All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

Jack Bruce

Almost a year to the day after Jack Bruce’s death, musicians will gather at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate the music of the late, great bassist best known for his work with Cream.

Bruce’s influence as a rock bassist and songwriter can’t be overestimated. He wrote Cream songs like “White Room,” and former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters once stated in Rolling Stone that Bruce was “probably the most musically gifted bass player who’s ever been.”

Level 42 bassist Mark King is set to appear at the Oct. 24 show (Bruce passed away Oct. 25 at age 71), along with Bruce’s Cream bandmate, drummer Ginger Baker. Others set to participate are singer Joss Stone, guitarist Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Jack Bruce’s Big Blues Band. More players and guests are expected to be announced.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, which was Bruce’s favorite charity.

Only a few tickets are left for the show, so if you plan to be in London that day, snap up your tickets now on the Roundhouse website.

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David Porter-Davies

Sunshine of your Love has been a ‘strange’ staple of Level 42’s encores for years now. It makes sense as Bruce is a hero of pretty much every bass player, but it’s not really in 42’s main genre!