“Jack Bruce – Composing Himself”: Enter to Win a Copy of the New Biography by Harry Shapiro from Where’s Eric! and Jawbone Press

This contest ended on 22 February 2010. Here’s your chance to win a copy of Jack Bruce – Composing Himself from Where’s Eric! and Jawbone Press. Harry Shapiro’s authorised biography of Jack Bruce traces the life and work of legendary musician from his formative years in classical music and jazz through his early success with Manfred Mann to the short-lived but endlessly influential Cream. In the years since, Bruce has continued his musical odyssey with the likes of John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Carla Bley, Mick Taylor and a reunited Cream in 2005. His has been an often troubled life — heroin addiction, management rip-offs, family tragedy, and a failed liver transplant — all of which he speaks about frankly in this authorised biography, telling a story that is sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes bleak, but always honest. The book has a foreword by Eric Clapton.

Harry Shapiro is an author, journalist and lecturer who has written widely on a number of subjects. He is the author of Waiting For The Man: The Story of Drugs and Popular Music, Shooting Stars: Drugs, Hollywood and The Movies, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy, and biographies of Graham Bond and Alexis Korner. Shapiro’s work will be familiar to Clapton fans from articles in Where’s Eric! Magazine as well as his two previous books on Eric – 1984’s Slowhand and its 1992 update, Eric Clapton – Lost In The Blues.

Where’s Eric! is giving away five copies of Jack Bruce – Composing Himself courtesy of Jawbone Press. The contest is open to all individuals around the world who are registered to receive the free Where’s Eric! e-mail newsletter. The occasional newsletter features the latest and most-accurate Eric Clapton news, including one-off concert and tour announcements, performance set lists and more!*

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Contest Rules: No purchase necessary. Registration to receive the free Where’s Eric! Newsletter is required for entry. Individuals can register for the free e-newsletter by adding their email address in the area labeled "JOIN OUR MAILING LIST" at right. Registration will be confirmed to validate contest entry. Contest starts Monday 15 February and ends Monday 22 February 2010 at 23:59 (UK). One entry per person. Multiple entries, the registration of multiple email addresses for one person and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. Contest entries must be sent to with the subject header JACK BRUCE. Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of entry. Winners will be selected in a random draw from all eligible entries on or about 23 February 2010. Winners will be notified by email. If winners cannot be reached within 3 days of notification, alternate winners will be selected. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. All decisions of Where’s Eric! Staff are final. Winners should allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of prize.

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