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London, England (1966 – 1968)

Cream was a 1960s three-piece British band consisting of bassist/lead vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker, having formed in London, England. They were known as one of the first great power trios and supergroups of rock. Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of , and . Cream combined Clapton’s blues guitar playing with the powerful and airy voice and intense bass lines of Jack Bruce and the manic drumming of Ginger Baker. They have sold over 35 million albums worldwide. Wheels of Fire was the world’s first platinum-selling double album.

Baker, Bruce, and Clapton named their band “Cream” because they thought themselves as the “cream of the crop” of their respective instruments.

Cream’s music included songs based on traditional blues such as “Crossroads” and “Spoonful”, and modern blues such as “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “Outside Woman Blues” as well as more eccentric songs such as “Strange Brew”, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and “Toad”. Cream’s biggest hits were “I Feel Free” (UK, #11)[4], “Sunshine of Your Love” (US, #5)[5], “White Room” (US, #6)[5], “Crossroads” (US, #28)[5], and “Badge” (UK, #18).

Cream, together with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, made a significant impact upon the popular music of the time, providing a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed the emergence of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and The Jeff Beck Group in the late 1960s. The band’s live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush, jam bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead and Phish, and heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath.

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  • FilipeMatos4004

    (1966 – 1968) 3 magic years

    Yesterday 4:18am Reply
  • ovuervoqavtalmo

    Dance the Night Away

    13 Sep 8:08pm Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    Ginger Baker is one of my favorite drummers of all time...however...I would have loved to hear what Cream would have sounded like with John Bonham instead.

    13 Sep 9:23am Reply
  • menswear2112

    Ginger Baker looks like Rocky Dennis from the movie Mask.

    17 Aug 11:21pm Reply
  • Spontanya

    Please give me love.

    12 Aug 2:09am Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Люблю на гитарке с утречка пораньше рифф Sunshine of Your Love погонять.

    22 Jul 5:22pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    VasilySavush, иди батарейки менять.

    21 Jul 1:55am Reply
  • Pollepard

    Psychedelic

    9 Jul 1:08am Reply
  • VasilySavush

    Эта музыка будет вечной)

    18 Jun 7:15pm Reply
  • shangoyal

    Not to forget Ginger Baker... a very equal band I guess.

    15 Apr 12:11pm Reply
  • gr4peface

    Interview: What would you say is the biggest misconception about Jack Bruce? Jack”Probably that I never really got enough credit for Cream. A lot of people think that Eric was the lead singer and he wrote the songs and all that stuff (laughing)but it was me. That can be a bit annoying sometimes. That’s the way that it goes. Somebody gets the credits…”

    13 Apr 1:38pm Reply
  • olujni_mornar

    What Clapton did here, and with Blind Faith was just soo out of this world. Infinite respect and admiration.

    5 Apr 9:36pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    nice crew !

    26 Mar 10:15pm Reply
  • HardRokas

    Ginger Baker tho.

    26 Mar 5:03pm Reply
  • AMSRSWT

    Disraeli Gears где скачать

    9 Feb 9:05am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    идеальный классик-рок, сейчас малость подзабытый. а ведь их двойник ничем не хуже лед зеппелин.

    31 Jan 10:53am Reply
  • Dolivetro

    This is the meaning of rock n' roll.

    30 Jan 1:12pm Reply
  • gr4peface

    Jack Bruce; what a great musician. people often tend to think of Cream as "Clapton's band" but it definitely isn't.

    6 Jan 4:23pm Reply
  • vivalamamma

    Yeah !!!

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AllanMenezes

    I been looking at the messages below and see "old people get off the Internet". Man, I'm 17 years old and I listen the british Cream, shut the fuck up and puts the "JAPANESE CREAM" in your asshole

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
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