CREAM - UK

Fresh Cream - 1966 - Reaction
Disraeli Gears - 1967 - Polydor
Wheels Of Fire - 1968 - Polydor
Goodbye - 1969 - Polydor
Live Volume I - 1970 - Polydor
Live Volume II - 1972 - Polydor
BBC Sessions – 2003 – Polydor
Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005 – 2005 - Reprise

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Members
Vocals
John Mayall's Blues Breakers, Roosters, Yardbirds>>ERIC CLAPTON [ERIC PATRICK CLAPP]>>Blind Faith, Solo

Guitar
Blind Faith, Solo>>ERIC CLAPTON>>Blind Faith, Solo


Bass
Graham Bond, Manfred Mann>>JACK BRUCE>>Bill Ward, West Bruce And Laing, BBM

Drum
Graham Bond, Masters Of Reality, Alexis Korner>>GINGER BAKER [PETER BAKER]>>Blind Faith, Solo, Baker Gurvitz Army, Alexis Korner, Masters Of Reality, BBM





History & Biography
The band was formed in London, England in 1966 and by the time of its demise, only four years later had managed to lay down tracks like I Feel Free and Sunshine Of Your Love that are considered as first examples of real heaviness, albeit with much bluesiness. The group, much like their contemporaries Deep Purple, was comprised of experienced musicians. The band’s first single was Wrapping Paper, which was issued on manager Robert Stigwood's Reaction label. Much like Led Zeppelin, the band was more successful in the USA than in its homeland. As is obvious from the title the band had decided to split up before the release of the Goodbye album. Bruce and Baker did not get on.

Eric Clapton went on to lead a productive solo career. Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton regrouped for one show at London's Royal Albert Hall in May of 2005. This turned into four shows. The band subsequently added a couple of USA shows. This constituted the band's first live show in 36 years. The reunion of Led Zeppelin two years later attracted a much bigger audience. Jack Bruce called Led Zeppelin’s reunion show of 2007 “crap” in an interview in May of 2009 and garnered some attention. He later would claim to have received death threats for expressing his opinion despite being somehow unserious about it all.

Bassist and singer Jack Bruce died on October 24th, 2014 as a result of liver disease. He was 71 years old. Ginger Baker termed heavy metal music as "an abortion" in an interview with Forbes in 2015. The drummer expressed his hatred at the music and imagery. Ginger Baker died on October 6th 2019. He was eighty-years-old.

Ozzy Osbourne released a music video for One Of Those Days featuring a guest guitar solo from Eric Clapton in 2022. The song was taken from the band’s Patient Number 9 album. Clapton, formerly of Cream, was a musician known for racism and conspiracy theories.


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