Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce
1943 - 2014
Jack Bruce  Scottish Bassist

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Jack Bruce was previously married to Janet Godfrey (1964 - 1980).


Scottish Bassist Jack Bruce was born John Symon Asher Bruce on 14th May, 1943 in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland and passed away on 25th Oct 2014 Suffolk, England aged 71. He is most remembered for Bassist for rock band Cream. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Jack Bruce is a member of the following lists: 1943 births, Organ transplant recipients and British blues musicians.


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First Name Jack
Middle Name Symon Asher
Last Name Bruce
Full Name at Birth John Symon Asher Bruce
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th May, 1943
Birthplace Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Died 25th October, 2014
Place of Death Suffolk, England
Cause of Death Liver Disease
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Text Musician And Composer
Occupation Bassist
Claim to Fame Bassist for rock band Cream
Music Genre (Text) Progressive rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blues-Rock, Jazz, Hard Rock, Rock, Blues, Jazz-Rock, Latin
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1962–present, 1962–2014
Music Style Prog-Rock, Album Rock, British Blues, Regional Blues, Jazz-Rock, Blues-Rock
Music Mood Theatrical, Refined/Mannered, Cerebral, Quirky, Complex, Whimsical
Instrument Bass, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Leader
Instrument (text) Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Harmonica, Cello, Upright Bass, double bass
Record Label EMI, RSO, Polydor, Atco, Epic, CMP, Sanctuary, Esoteric
Associated Acts Cream, Blues Incorporated, the Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, The Tony Williams Lifetime, West, Bruce & Laing, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Kip Hanrahan, Bbm, Gary Moore, Rocket 88, The Graham Bond Organisation, Bruce and Laing, Robin Trower, West, Bruce and Laing
Official Websites Jackbruce.com, http://jackbruce.com

John Symon Asher Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish bassist, singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He gained popularity as the co-lead vocalist and bass guitarist of British rock band Cream. After the group disbanded in 1968, he pursued a solo career and also played with several bands.

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Hailey2009Hailey2009May 14, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jack

CliveNov 11, 2013

Jack Bruce had an affair with Mary Ambrose, Robert Palmer's housekeeper and sometimes lover from 00 to 01. I worked for Robert as a houseman, and was witness to the affair. Robert and Jack were great mates. Mary dated a lot of men, revolving door comes to mind, many Robert's mates. Seeing this, Jack thought he could have a no strings arrangement with Mary, as he was married. It backfired. Mary formulated the idea Jack was going to marry her, of which he had no intentions. Mary became ballistic, then vitriolic when it became evident no nuptials were forthcoming, made a good deal of trouble for Jack. Robert had to call her off, Jack was his mate after all. It was an unpleasant situation.

AlohaNov 9, 2013

I worked for Robert Palmer as a part time bookkeeper. He was very good friends with Jack Bruce, who was a frequent house guest of his. Robert was friends with and sometimes dated a woman named Mary Ambrose, who also worked for him as his housekeeper and PA. Although Jack Bruce was married to Margrit Seyffer, he was like a lot of men who thought it was okay to date while married. He became involved with Mary Ambrose, who took things the wrong way thinking she was going to be the next Mrs. Jack Bruce. When Jack Bruce dissuaded her of this notion, she became livid. I knew the woman, and she tended to be narcissistic. Very publicly at a party she screamed at Jack "How dare you not divorce Margit! I'm better than her." After that, she attempted to enact a campaign to ruin Jack Bruce's life, which failed naturally. She even tried to sever his relationship with Robert Palmer, who advised Mary that that if it came down to a choice between her or Jack, he would choose Jack.

MartyJul 11, 2011

You forgot three wives. Jack Bruce was briefly married at age seventeen and had one son from that marriage. He has failed to mention the name of that wife publicly citing the short time they were married. He married Janet Godfrey in 64 after living with her. They divorced in 73. Jack Bruce then married Rose Millar in late 75. They divorced. And he married Margrit Seyffer in 1980 and is still married to her. The maenids comment is correct. In more than one interview Bruce, while inebriated, I am guessing, joked about his maenids. I guess by referring to groupies by a different name he thought he was not cheating on his wives. It did not work. A few "maenids" spoke openly of their relationships with good old Jack. Why did he think these women were going with him in the fist place? They managed to get a little publicity for themselves. They sure were not with him because of his swell personality and great looks.

LolaJul 8, 2011

Jack Bruce has been married since 1980 to his current wife, Margit Seyffer. Janet Godfrey divorced him in 1973, and he was married on two more occasions. Although consistently married since the age of seventeen, Jack Bruce was known to love the groupies, which in his case he referred to as his "maenids" the name ancient Greeks used to describe the followers of Dionysious, the God of Wine. His infidelity was the cause for the crash of his marriage to Janet Godfrey, who was married to him in 1964. A person can only take so much. On several occasions, because of the same problems and Jack Bruces substance abuse problems as well, Margrit has separated from him, however, since they do have four children together she always took him back. Jack Bruce and sometimes more than one of his maenids have been seen in public together, loud and obvious. It is a good thing that his wife is an understanding woman. Some men do not know when to call it a day and calm down. Jack Bruce is one such man.

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