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Bruce Cameron
« on: October 15, 2017, 07:26:54 PM »
Bruce Cameron (1955 October 16, 1999) was a guitarist who managed to attract a number of famous rock-and-roll musicians to record his 1999 debut and only album, Midnight Daydream, released by Brain Cell Records (North Carolina).

The unlikely cast of supporting musicians for this seemingly obscure album included:

Jack Bruce (Cream, B.L.T., and solo career).
Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, and Ramatam).
Buddy Miles (Band of Gypsys, Electric Flag, Buddy Miles Express).
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, Blackfoot).
Harvey Dalton Arnold (Outlaws).
Neal Smith (Alice Cooper).
Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper).
Bunk Gardner (The Mothers of Invention).
Billy James (Ant-Bee).
Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows).

The entire album was self-recorded and engineered by Derrick Acker of Quetzal Recording and Cameron at his own home studio in North Carolina. It was seemingly self-funded and promoted based on the quality of the website, advertisements and production quality. Funds were available due to Cameron's family wealth, allowing him to bring together talent and production for his dream project.

A press conference concerning the release was held at the Hilton Hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina, on September 15, 1999. Those present included Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Cameron, and Cameron collaborator Billy James. Publicity material touted the group of musicians as a reunion of the famous Hendrix band, The Band of Gypsys, on the then Cameron-run website. Full page advertisements promoting the album had been run in a nationally distributed guitar magazine.

Within a month of the press conference, Cameron committed suicide, ending a rather curious and short high-profile career of recording with world class greats known to millions. The album has been under-represented to the public by its artists, who have tended not to list them in any public forums (with a couple of exceptions). But, the fact remains that the record is a notable one due to the involvement of so many Jimi Hendrix alumni players along with great bassist Jack Bruce among others.

The record itself was a "buffet" of styles that mirrored the past releases of the guest talents involved. For example, the title track, "Midnight Daydream," which featured Band of Gypsys singer/drummer Buddy Miles, sounds like a Hendrix guitar-driven song. He has a son, Riley Cameron, who is determined to become the guitarist his dad wanted to become. Riley is the guitarist of a band that is currently recording their first album. He lives in Rocky Point, North Carolina.

Bruce Cameron - Midnight Daydream       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC4pUZOuhpQ

Bruce Cameron - Doctor Please    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhT2AjjQbEo

Bruce Cameron - Miles Away     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvymZ0qEruk

Bruce Cameron - Born To Lose   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYcYpk--BvI

Bruce Cameron - I Want To Be Late    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsqNUTvVnZI

Bruce Cameron - Just Like A Spaceman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20ip4-uT4q8

Bruce Cameron - She's So Gone      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34g8B6mlU4c

Bruce Cameron - Rainning the Blues     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRUzqtEDwdk

Bruce Cameron - Day After Yesterday   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbolQo5o8bY

Bruce Cameron - So, Aliens Have Been Here   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joYBTV-deaU

Bruce Cameron - Falling Up A Mountain    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOogumZCGeg

Bruce Cameron - A Thousand Moons   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI6yoBdAlBY

Bruce Cameron - Mind Gardens    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQ8OJRPJxE

Bruce Cameon - Forever Rebel Girls     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DhC7G5IUEs





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Re: Bruce Cameron
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »
ROCK GUITARIST COMMITS SUICIDE LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER RELEASE OF HIS ALBUM 'MIDNIGHT DAYDREAM.'

MTV NEWS STAFF
10/29/1999
Less than a month after the release of his album Midnight Daydream, North Carolina rock guitarist Bruce Cameron shot himself to death on Oct. 16, a representative from Brain Cell Records said Friday (Oct. 29). Cameron was 43. Midnight Daydream is packed with guest artists including ex-Cream bassist Jack Bruce, Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, Alice Cooper's original band and others.

 Bruce Cameron gave the ultimate gift to his music and his fans: his life. Cameron, who is probably now jamming with his musical heroes -- Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Glen Buxton, and Jim Morrison -- can be best remembered by the words of legendary Buddy Miles, "He's a gypsy. He's one of us."

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Re: Bruce Cameron
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 11:59:30 PM »
I've listened to about four tracks so far, this sounds like a damn good record. Hell of a supporting cast of players on this album. Released in 1999?, this album would have killed if it was released back in the late sixties or early seventies. Definitely good shit though.

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Re: Bruce Cameron
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:50:34 PM »
Who knows what would have been if he didn't take himself out
3 weeks after the album release.

Riley cameron is the son of bruce cameron and this is the band midnight daydream that is in the process of creating an album.  The band is names after Riley's dad's album midnight daydream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWORDzXpLAk