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Jack Bruce Net Worth

Jack Bruce Net Worth is
$20 Million

Jack Bruce Biography

John Symon Asher Bruce was born on the 14th May 1943, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and was a musician, singer as well as songwriter who was most famous as a member of British supergroup Cream, alongside Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. Jack is still considered as one of the greatest bass guitarists of all time as well as one of the most powerful jazz vocalists. Apart from bass, Jack also played harmonica, double bass, piano, guitar and cello. Jack passed away in October 2014.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi-instrumental music legend accumulated during his life? How rich Jack Bruce was? According to sources, it is estimated that the total size of Jack Bruce’s net worth, as of early 2017, would be over $20 million, acquired through his 52 year-long music career which was active from 1962 until his death in 2014.

Jack Bruce Net Worth $20 million

Jack was born into a family of musicians Betty and Charlie Bruce. During his childhood, and due to the nature of his parent’s profession, he changed schools14 times before finally matriculating from Bellahouston Academy in his hometown. Although he enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, from which he was even rewarded with a scholarship for cello and musical composition studies, Jack left the Academy at the age of 16 due to disagreements with his professors – Jack performed with Jim McHarg’s Scotsville Jazzband while his professors disapproved of playing jazz. Immediately after, Jack began touring Italy with the Murray Campbell Big Band, but in 1962 he became a member of Alexis Korner’s London-based blues band – Blues Incorporated. These engagements provided the basis for Bruce’s net worth.

In 1963, Jack – alongside Graham Bond, Ginger Baker and John McLaughlin – formed the Graham Bond Organization which released two studio albums, however, due to open hostility between Bruce and Baker, Jack left the band in 1965, and soon after released his debut single “I’m Gettin’ Tired” before joining John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers band, where he met Eric Clapton. After several performances, in 1966 Jack Bruce joined Manfred Mann with whom he scored more notable commercial success, but then in July of the same year, Bruce teamed up with Clapton and Baker to form the super-group trio Cream, which later gained significant commercial success and marked a more lucrative period of Jack Bruce’s music career. It is certain that all these ventures helped Jack Bruce to add considerable sums to his net worth.

Before Cream broke-up in 1968, with Jack Bruce as their lead singer they released four studio albums which sold over 35 million copies. Apart from singing, Jack also co-wrote several of their hit singles, including “White Room”, “I Feel Free” and “Sunshine of Your Love”. In 1969, Jack Bruce officially began his solo music career with the release of his single “Songs for a Tailor”, and later an eponymous solo album which was quite commercially successful.

Despite a bright music career, in 1979 Bruce’s drug habit reached its peak causing him to lose almost all of his money. However, by the late 1980s he had managed to recover, and with his career back on track, he formed the band Jack Bruce & Friends. From then on, Bruce founded and fronted several of his own bands, making special and unique music, mixing genres such as jazz, rock, blues and even Latin music, and releasing several hit albums including “Out of the Storm”, “I’ve Always Wanted To Do This” as well as “A Question of Time” and “More Jack than God”. Apart from these, Bruce also collaborated with numerous big names of the music industry, which doubtlessly, helped him to increase his revenues and so increase his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Jack Bruce was married to Janet Godfrey between 1964 and 1980, with whom he had two sons. In 1982, Jack married Margit Seyffer with whom he had, two daughters and a son. Jack passed away on the 25th October 2014, in Suffolk, England at the age of 71, due to liver disease. To this day, Jack Bruce is still considered as one of the greatest bass players of all time, as well as the man who changed the way that instrument is played.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJack Bruce
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1943
DiedOctober 25, 2014
Place Of BirthBishopbriggs, United Kingdom
ProfessionBassist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
EducationRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
NationalityBritish, Scottish
SpouseMargrit Seyffer (m. 1979–2014), Rosie Miller (m. 1977–1978), Janet Godfrey (m. 1964–1973)
ChildrenAruba Red, Corin Bruce, Kyla Bruce, Jonas Bruce, Malcolm Bruce
ParentsCharlie Bruce, Betty Bruce
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JackBruceMusic/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bruce
Music GroupsCream (1966 – 1968), more
MoviesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His parents traveled extensively in Canada and the USA, and Jack attended 14 different schools. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition.
2He left Scotland at age 16, and eventually went to London where he became a member of the influential Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, where Charlie Watts, later to join the Rolling Stones, was the drummer.
3Recovers from liver transplant he underwent 19 September 2003. [March 2004]
4Played bass (as did fellow bass player Percy Jones) for the Liverpool Group, The Scaffold, comprising of Mike McGear (Paul McCartney's brother), Roger McGough (the poet) and John Gorman who recorded the hit record, "Lily the Pink".
5Was the only member of Cream not to be from England; he was born in Scotland.
6Cream Reunion Concert (2005) was the first time Cream had played together since their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
7In May of 2005, reunited with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker for a Cream reunion concert.
8Cream were voted the 66th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
9He was in a super-group in the seventies: West, Bruce & Lange with Mountain members (drummer and guitarist) Corky Laing and Leslie West
10He was an influence on acclaimed Level 42 bassist Mark King, who paid tribute to Bruce by covering Cream's "I Feel Free", on his solo album, "Influences" (released 1984).
11Also a successful solo artist since the 1960s.
12Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Cream) in 1993.
13Bassist and vocalist for Cream.
14Member of 1960s bands John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream.


Quotes

#Quote
1Would I do another [Cream] reunion? Sure, I'd be there like a shot. Ah, but... you know how these things are.
2There are some of my peers - and I'm not going to name names - who have been awful fathers. You could argue that it's the nature of the business, but I wouldn't agree with that. Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad. You wouldn't think it, but, if times were tough, you could be sure Keith would be there. If you needed somebody to do the school run, Keith was your man.
3Unfortunately, I also had to spend long periods away from home. Because of some problems I'd had with managers and record contracts, touring was the only way I could make any money, so I was always on the road. My first family suffered even more from this, because of the madness that surrounded Cream and the aftermath of Cream, but I was doing my best - with Margrit's constant vigilance and assistance - to have a proper relationship with my family.
4If there is such a thing as an addictive gene, then I had it. I had been getting through vast quantities of heroin for several years. Not sniffing, snorting or smoking it - I was mainlining. When the doctors saw me, they said I was one of the worst cases they'd ever seen. Obviously I tried to get off the stuff - I'd done acupuncture, cold turkey, rehab, sleep therapy, you name it - but heroin gets you like that. It steals your soul and takes its place. And let me tell you, it's not a particularly good substitute.
5I'd already been through marriage and had two kids by the time I met Natascha's mum, Margrit. We met in '79 and suddenly I had this whole new life. I moved to Margrit's house in Germany, we got married and Natascha came along 13 days after the wedding. We just got down the aisle in time.Because I'd already been a dad and my boys were quite grown-up, I foolishly thought that I knew all there was to know about being a parent. Well, I didn't. No parent does. You make all the same mistakes. And you make some new mistakes, too. But, let's be honest here, I've never claimed to be a "great" parent. 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.
6Most rock stars are very good at one thing, and no disrespect to that. But I would have been bored in five minutes if that was all it had been about.
7Asked whom he regards as the best bass players in pop and rock history: "If you're talking electric bass, it's very, very simple: James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorius, me."
8Even Eric Clapton, with his tremendous solo success - it's still Cream that people want to talk about. He complains about it too.
9I was working in Italy on an American air base, and I got very friendly with a lot of the black guys there. And that was when I first heard Charles Mingus. I immediately realised that that was what I wanted to be: a bass player who composed. I knew that I wanted to write, but I hadn't put the two things together. As soon as I heard him, that was it.
10When he joined Blues Incorporated they played a lot of "society gigs: Lady Londonderry's ball, stuff like that - because Alexis Korner was a hooray. We'd do things like Lord Rothschild's party: that was quite a gig. Ginger Baker, who was using a lot of dope at the time, ended up asleep in Lord Rothschild's bed, and I remember flouncing off down the drive and his lordship running after me going, 'Please don't go.' And the Duke of Edinburgh [Prince Philip] coming up and saying: 'Could you play a waltz?' 'No we fucking can't.' "
11I honestly think that if it hadn't been for that band [Cream], I would have had a perfectly respectable career in perhaps a more esoteric way.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mafia III2016Video Game writer: "White Room" - uncredited
The Simpsons1995-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Rack Pack2016writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love" - uncredited
Joy2015/Iwriter: "I Feel Free"
The Brink2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
HelixTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Lilyhammer2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blood Ties2013/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Top Gear2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sparkle2012/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary writer: "N.S.U.", "White Room"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Shameless2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "The White Room"
Once I Was2010writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Tooth Fairy2010/Iwriter: "SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE"
Pirate Radio2009music: "I Feel Free" 1966 - uncredited
Life on Mars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Secret Diary of a Call Girl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Entourage2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Heaven1998-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gymnaslærer Pedersen2006writer: "I Feel Free"
Life on Mars2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Great Performances2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Festival Express2003Documentary writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love" - as Bruce
School of Rock2003as John Bruce, "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Travelling Light2003writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
The In-Laws2003/Iwriter: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 20012002Video documentary writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Sopranos1999-2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
El cumple2002writer: "White Room" - as Bruce
Futurama2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
La bande du drugstore2002writer: "Sunshine of your love"
Freaks and Geeks1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua1999TV Movie documentary writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
La Femme Nikita1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '60s1999TV Movie writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Without Limits1998writer: "I Feel Free"
Wild Flowers1997writer: "In a White Room"
Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park1997TV Movie documentary writer: "White Room"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
True Lies1994writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise1993Video documentary writer: "I Feel Free"
Absolutely Fabulous1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer1992Documentary writer: "Sunshine of your Love" - as Bruce
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary writer: "White Room", "Sunshine of Your Love"
Backdraft1991writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Goodfellas1990writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentary writer: "I Feel Free", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room"
Road House1989writer: "White Room"
New York Stories1989writer: "Politician"
The Wonder Years1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
19691988writer: "White Room"
License to Drive1988writer: "I FEEL FREE"
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentary writer: "White Room", "Sunshine of Your Love"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "White Room"
The Breakfast Club1985writer: "Sunshine Of Your Love"
Uncommon Valor1983writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Purple Haze1982writer: "I Feel Free"
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper1981writer: "White Room"
Saturday Night Live1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Coming Thing1970writer: "I Feel Free" - uncredited
Omnibus1968TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
No More Excuses1968music: "I Feel Free" 1966 - uncredited / writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Romp!!!1968TV Special writer: "Sunshine of Your Love'
Adam Adamant Lives!1967TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2005TV Series 1 episode
The Slab Boys1997

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lisztomania1975musician: bass guitar
Rockpalast1974TV Series musician - 1974-2000

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
White Rooms and Imaginary Westerns2015Documentary post-productionHimself
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club2014Documentary post-production
The Making of Silver Rails2014Documentary shortHimself
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
Artworks Scotland2012TV Series documentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2001-2010TV SeriesHimself - Interview / Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimself
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Seven Moons Live2009VideoHimself - Guitarist
Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cream: Royal Albert Hall, London May 2-3-5-6 20052005VideoHimself
Great Performances2005TV SeriesHimself
Classic Artists: Cream2005VideoHimself
Jazz Britannia2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivian Stanshall: The Canyons of his Mind2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
Fresh Cream - Live1993Video documentaryHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cream: Strange Brew1991VideoHimself (Bass, Vocals)
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1990TV SeriesHimself
Celebration Jazz: The Charlie Watts Orchestra1987TV MovieHimself - Cello
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kloden rokker1978DocumentaryHimself (as Jack Bruce Band)
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Omnibus1968-1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Supershow1969Himself
Det var en lørdag aften1968Himself (as Cream)
Bouton Rouge1967-1968TV Series documentary
Hör hin, schau zu!1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Ready, Steady, Go!1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Gonks Go Beat1965Himself - bassist (as Graham Bond Organisation)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentaryHimself
Bye Bye Star-Club1987TV Movie documentaryHimself (Cream)
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (Cream)
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