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Bruce Arnold, Founder of the Soft Rock Band Orpheus Passes Away at 76

Bruce Arnold, most noted as the chief songwriter and singer of the soft-rock band Orpheus, is no longer with us. The singer passed away at the age of 76. Losing a loved one is never an easy thing. Sending love and light to the friends and family of the singer.

The sad news of Bruce Arnold’s death was shared by his family members. Keep scrolling further to know the cause behind the death of the founder of the rock band Orpheus, Bruce Arnold.

How did Bruce Arnold die?

Bruce Arnold passed away at the age of 76 in Marin County. His family announced the sad news of the singer’s death but they didn’t disclose the reason behind his death as well the date of his death.

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, the rock band Orpheus originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, consisted 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 the year 1967. The group dropped four albums and six singles via MGM and Bell Records. Their smashing hit single Can’t Find the Time peaked at No. 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the year 1969.

The band’s first album Orpheus saw the light of the day in the year 1968. Their song Can’t Find the Time was also revived in the 2000 comedy film Me, Myself & Irene, starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. At that point in time, the song was covered by the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Back in the day, the band Orpheus performed with many great acts such as Who, Cream, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. During an interview with the Marin Independent Journal in 2012, Bruce said, “We were right in the midst of that. But Orpheus didn’t sound like the music being made by the hip groups. We were off on our own tangent.”

Apart from this, Bruce was also the pastor of a Church of the Open Door congregation in Point Reyes Station from the year 1975 to 1987. American martial artist and actor Chuck Norris has issued a statement to Marin Independent Journal on Arnold’s passing.

Norris wrote, “His God-given talents of writing, singing, and playing the guitar were only matched by his ability to spread the gospel of Christ. We will cherish our memories and know his loving family will carry on his music and message.”

Bruce Arnold is survived by his wife Judy Arnold and sons John Mark Arnold, Oliver Arnold, and Gray Ainsworth, his daughter Erin Fish, his brother Les Arnold Jr., and his extended family. As of this moment, the plans for his memorial have not been revealed.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of Bruce Arnold during this difficult time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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