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John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (born 14 May 1943) is a Scottish musician, composer and singer. Born to musical parents who moved around a lot, resulting in the young Bruce attending 14 different schools, ending up at Bellahouston Academy. Bruce took up jazz bass in his teens, and won a scholarship studying cello and composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, while playing in a dance band to support himself. The Academy disapproved of its students playing jazz, however. "They found out," Bruce told Musician correspondent Jim Macnie, "and said 'you either stop, or leave college.' So I left college.
"He is best-known as a bass guitarist, harmonica player and pianist, and was most famous as vocalist and the bass guitarist for the 1960s rock band Cream. He lives in Suffolk, England.
The London Sunday Times stated "... many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of all time."