John Simon Asher Bruce was born in 1943 in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. He originally studied cello and played the double bass, before switching to electric bass. He also played guitar, harmonica and keyboards. Bruce played bass in several bands including John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Manfred Mann, before forming Cream with guitarist Eric Clapton, who also contributed some lead vocals, and drummer Ginger Baker. After Cream disbanded in 1968, Bruce played in various other bands, produced solo albums, and worked as a session musician. Cream reunited for a concert in 2005.
Bruce is survived by his second wife Margrit, four children, and a granddaughter.
....and White Room, which in my opinion features one Bruce's best lead vocals.