Blind Faith were an English blues supergroup which consisted of Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream), Steve Winwood (Traffic) and Ric Grech (Family). The group only released one album, Blind Faith, in August 1969 (see 1969 in music) and were often seen as stylistically similar to the bands which Winwood and Clapton had most recently participated in, Traffic and Cream. The band helped to pioneer a fusion of rock and roll with the blues and their album was an early innovative recording in the development of heavy metal.
Blind Faith's beginnings start in mid 1968 with the breakup of Cream. The band had become a financial powerhouse selling millions of records within a few years and raising the group's and each member's repertoire to international popularity. Despite success the band was crumbling from within due to frequent animosity between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker with Eric Clapton as the mediator. The band would breakup that year and Clapton tired of being coerced into playing commercially-driven blues looked to start a new experimental less straight-jacket approach to the genre.
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|music genre|| Blues rock|
|current members|| Eric Clapton|