On this day, July 16th, 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream. Widely regarded as being the world’s first successful supergroup, Cream sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining the psychedelia-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton’s blues guitar playing and vocals, Jack Bruce’s voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Baker’s jazz-influenced drumming.
Cream’s biggest hits were “I Feel Free” (UK, number 11), “Sunshine of Your Love” (US, number 5), “White Room” (US, number 6),”Crossroads” (US, number 28), and “Badge” (UK, number 18). As a band, Cream made a significant impact on the popular music of the time.
Enjoy this video of Cream performing their hit White Room at their Farewell Concert in 1968. Did you have a Cream album? What was your favourite Cream song?