Bruce Arnold, founder of Soft Rock Band Orpheus Passes Away at age 76
Bruce Arnold, best known as the lead songwriter and vocalist for the soft rock band Orpheus, is no longer with us. The singer died at the age of 76. Losing a loved one is never easy. Send love and light to the singer’s friends and family.
His family members shared the sad news of Bruce Arnold’s passing. Keep scrolling to find out why the founder of rock band Orpheus, Bruce Arnold, passed away.
How did Bruce Arnold die?
Bruce Arnold died at the age of 76 in Marin County. His family announced the sad news of the singer’s death, but they did not reveal the cause of his death as well as the date of his death.
For those of you unaware, let us tell you, the rock band Orpheus is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, made up of 4 members including Bassist Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen, Bruce Arnold, Drummer Harry Sandler, and guitarist Jack McKennes.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bruce Arnold
Bruce Arnold was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He founded the rock band Orpheus in 1967. The group dropped four albums and six singles via MGM and Bell Records. Hit them smash one Can not find time It peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.
The band’s first album Orpheus He saw the light in 1968. Their song Can not find time He was also revived in the 2000 comedy film I, myself and Irene, Starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger. At the time, the song was covered by the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.
Back in the day, Orpheus did a lot of great work like Who and Cream, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Lovin’ Spoonful, Blood, Sweat & Tears. During an interview with the Marin Independent Journal in 2012, Bruce said, “We were right about it. But Orpheus didn’t sound like the music that hip bands make. We were far from our own shadow.”
Apart from this, Bruce was also pastor of the Open Door Church congregation in Point Reyes Station from the year 1975 to 1987. American artist and actor Chuck Norris issued a statement to Marine Independent magazine regarding Arnold’s death.
Norris wrote, “His God-given talents in writing, singing and playing guitar were matched only by his ability to spread the gospel of Christ. We will cherish our memories and know that his loving family will continue his music and message.”
Bruce Arnold is survived by his wife Judy Arnold, sons John Mark Arnold, Oliver Arnold and Gray Ainsworth, daughter Ireneish, brother Les Arnold Jr., and his extended family. Up to this point, plans for his memorial have not been revealed.
We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Bruce Arnold during this difficult time. And God’s mercy on the departed soul. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the latest updates from the showbiz world.