If there ever was a central figure in classic rock, it would be Jack Bruce.

The mystique that surrounds Cream for 50 some odd years, Jack Bruce's lifespan is tiny in proportion.

Jack is very polished and innovative as a professional, gained fame from the band Cream and spent many years as an artist in almost every genre one can think of.

Aside from Cream ( where he was most visible), Jack has a lot on his resume' including stints with John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, the Graham Bond Organization (he met Ginger Baker then) and Manfred Mann.

Jack co-wrote, "White Room", "Sunshine of Your Life", and "I Feel Free."

Jack recorded 14 solo studio albums after the end of Cream (1969), he also has five 'live' albums under his belt plus many collaborations with other artists from a variety of genres.

His latest album, 'Silver Rails' features a combo of metal, rock, soft rock,a taste of psychedelia and a story song titled, "Industrial Child."

Jack, like a lot of aging artists today has lost some of that upper vocal range yet his bass playing and songwriting skills are as strong as ever.

Jack Bruce's catalog of music is loaded and features genres of some good hard rock, soul, world music, classical, blues and jazz. That's how diversified he is.

Jack Bruce and Gary Moore, "Sunshine of Your Love" (1998):