"Cream" (also ""The Cream"") was a 1960s British supergroup which featured guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker.
Celebrated as one of the first great power trios and supergroups of rock, their sound was characterised by a melange of blues and psychedelia. Cream combined Clapton's blues guitar playing with the airy voice of Jack Bruce and the manic drumming of Ginger Baker.
Cream's music included songs based on traditional blues such as "Crossroads" and "Born Under a Bad Sign," and more eccentric songs such as "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses,", "Spoonful" and "Toad". Cream's biggest hits were "I Feel Free", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Crossroads", and "Badge".
The late Felix Pappalardi, (producer and later member of Mountain), sometimes called the 'fourth member' of Cream, is featured heavily on the ''Disraeli Gears'' album, notable for its striking design by Martin Sharp. British poet Pete Brown wrote the lyrics to many of the band's songs.
In a live setting Cream did extended improvisations, which gained them a reputation (along with The Grateful Dead) as one of the early jam bands. Bruce and...
|years active||1966 in music|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Ginger Baker|