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Janet Godfrey was the first wife and some-time writing partner of bassist Jack Bruce. Together, Godfrey and Bruce had two sons, Jonas (Jo) Bruce, who grew up to play keyboards in his father's band and formed a band AfroCelts, and Malcolm Bruce, who grew up to play the guitar with his father and played with Ginger Baker's son, Kofi. Jonas died in 1997 from respiratory problems, many years after Janet and Jack had ended their marriage in 1980.

Writing partnership

During Bruce's tenure with Cream, Godfrey co-wrote two songs that were included on their debut album Fresh Cream. She wrote "Sleepy Time Time" with her husband Jack, and "Sweet Wine" with drummer Ginger Baker. Of the writing partnership, Bruce later remarked "Ginger and Pete were at my flat trying to work on a song but it wasn't happening. My wife Janet then got with Ginger and they wrote "Sweet Wine" while I started working with Pete."

"Sweet Wine" has since become one of the most widely recognized songs in Cream's repertoire and has remained a fan favourite, as evidenced by its inclusion on numerous compilation albums. Cream also performed both of Godfrey's co-compositions at their 2005 reunion concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

After the breakup of Cream, Godfrey and Bruce, together with Pete Brown, also co-wrote the songs "Morning Story" for Bruce's 1971 album Harmony Row and "Running Through our Hands" for his 1974 album Out Of The Storm.

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