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The founder of the soft-rock band Orpheus turned 76 years old – the last term

Bruce Arnoldbest known as the main songwriter and lead singer of a soft rock band Orpheus, died at age 76 in Marin County. His family confirmed the death but did not give a date or cause.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Arnold founded Orpheus in 1967. He recorded four albums and six singles for MGM and Bell Records, including . This is the hit single “Can’t Find The Time”, which reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.

“Can’t Find the Time” was revived when Hootie & the Blowfish covered it in a 2000 comedy Me, Me and Irene starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger.

Orpheus has performed with bands such as the Who, Cream, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Lovin’ Spoonful and Blood, Sweat & Tears.

“We were in the thick of it,” Mr. Arnold told the Marin Independent Journal in 2012. – But Orpheus did not sound like music created by hip groups. We went on our own tangent.”

Arnold also pastored the Open Door Church in Point Race Station from 1975 to 1987.

Actor Chuck Norris released a statement to the Marin Independent Journal on Arnold’s death

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

At the time of Arnold’s death, work was underway on the first Orpheus album in more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Arnold, and sons, John Mark Arnold, Oliver Arnold and Gray Ainsworth; his daughter, Erin Fish; his brother, Les Arnold Jr.; and extended family.

No plans for memorials have been identified.


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