Bruce Arnold, the founding father of the rock band Orpheus and a widely known singer and composer, died presently on the age of 76. Arnold’s demise develop into confirmed by means of his family, consistent with Deadline, regardless that the motive develop to be not disclosed. On his Facebook profile, a memorial submit with a picture of him and the caption:“Bruce Oliver Arnold, 1946-2022”
Arnold’s pal, fellow bandmate, and Worcesterite, Howie Hersh, discovered that Bruce had been unwell for some days and died just some days prior to now, nonetheless his family saved the information hidden until now.
Bruce Arnold widespread Orpheus In the late Sixties Orpheus develop into created in 1967 by the use of Bruce Arnold and rose to prominence contained within the Seventies. The majority of the members acquired proper right here from the individuals scene and had beforehand executed in psychedelic bands that specialised contained in the Bosstown sound.
However, the band’s model develop to be much like Sunshine Pop, which develop into widespread on AM radio contained in the Nineteen Sixties. Stephen Martin, Jack McKennes, Eric “Snake” Gulliksen, (*76*) Sandler, Robert Emmet Dunlap, and Kathi Taylor had been the preliminary members of the band. Jack and Eric had beforehand been contributors of the pop-folks ensemble the Minuteman, similtaneously Jack and Bruce had beforehand widespread the pair the Villagers sooner than turning into a member of forces with (*76*) for Orpheus.
Bruce and Eric wrote practically the entire band’s supplies, and that they managed to launch 3 LPs for MGM contained within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, named Brown Arms in Houston and Can’t Find the Time. Their songs and melodies had been equal to these of bands along with the Fifth Dimension, the Association, and the Letterman.
Bruce Arnold 76, Dies: Founder Of The Soft Rock Band Orpheus. Born in Worcester, MA, Arnold based mostly Orpheus in 1967. his group recorded 4 albums & six singles for MGM and Bell Records, The hit single “Can’t Find The Time,” peaked at No. 80 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.😢 pic.twitter.com/LPRuOIRkcp
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After signing with MGM Records and Bell Records, the band recorded 4 albums and 6 singles. They moreover shared the extent with The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and Janis Joplin. Bruce Arnold mentioned to the Marin Independent Journal in 2012:“However, Orpheus did now not sound just like the music generated by means of the hip companies. “We had long past off on our very own tangent.”
Arnold remained a member of the band whereas their ultimate album develop into launched in 1971. Steve Martin created the songs and sang them, and he moreover contributed to the band’s MGM recordings. In 1995, a set named The Best of Orpheus was issued, which protected their LPs together with beforehand unreleased songs. Walter Crockett, a Worcester observe veteran, talked about Bruce’s voice develop into well-known, silky, and melded accurately with totally different voices.
Twitter prospects pay tributeBruce Arnold has obtained recognition of his work with Orpheus all by means of the years. When phrase of his demise unfold, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
Arnold’s partner Judy Arnold, sons John Mark Arnold, Oliver Arnold, and Gray Ainsworth, daughter Erin Fish, brother Les Arnold Jr., and totally different family individuals survive him.