Cream (band)

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Cream in 1967. From left to right: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton
Cream in 1967. From left to right: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresRock, Psychedelic rock, blues-rock, hard rock, acid rock
Years active1966 (1966)–1968, 1993, 2005
LabelsReaction, Polydor, Atco, RSO
Associated actsPowerhouse, The Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Bruce-Baker-Moore
Past membersJack Bruce
Eric Clapton
Ginger Baker

Cream was a British rock band in the late 1960s. They played and recorded together from 1966 to 1968. The members of the group were Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. They were called a power trio, as there were three musicians, who all played essential roles in the band. Their sound of heavy blues-rock was a great influence on many other bands. They were one of the most skilled rock bands of all time; the guitarist and bassist were capable of soloing at the same time. Clapton helped pioneer the use of the wah-wah pedal and played a famous guitar called The Fool. Clapton developed what he called the "woman tone" on his guitar, while Bruce played a fretless bass guitar, and Baker played unusual rhythms on drums to create the band's distinctive sound.

Cream's hit records included the songs "Strange Brew", "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "White Room". Their last album, titled Goodbye, included a song called "Badge", co-written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison of The Beatles.

Albums[change | change source]

  • Fresh Cream (1966)
  • Disraeli Gears (1967)
  • Wheels of Fire (1968)
  • Goodbye (1969)

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