CREAM IBZIA BOAT CRUISE FOR OPENING CELEBRATIONS
... To celebrate the launch of the Cream
Ibiza season, Cream
have announced their Summer Sunset Cruise. Departing from San Antonio Harbour the 300 capacity boat will travel past the renowned Cala Bassa and Cala Conta beaches toward the Iconic Es Vedra and Atlantis, with Adam Sheridan and Cream
Residents Sean Hughes and Jack Eye Jones on the decks. Passengers will be further invited to relax at the Ibiza Rocks Bar or Tantra where the official Cream
pre-party is due to be held. At 11:30pm boat ticket holders are then invited to hop on the free bus to Amnesia to attend the Cream
Ibiza opening party with an ... [ read more ]
Documentary about Cream drummer Ginger Baker to be released on DVD
... A documentary about Cream
's Ginger Baker is to be released on DVD on May 17. You can see an exclusive poster for 'Beware Of Mr Baker' by scrolling down now. Directed by Jay Bulger, 'Beware Of Mr Baker' captures the 73 year-old rock legend reflecting on his life from his South African home and follows him as he embarks on a 30-date sold-out European tour. The film also features interviews from Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and John Lydon. Best known as the drummer for Cream
and Blind Faith, Baker, who began as a jazz drummer and formed Cream
with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in 1966, claims ... [ read more ]
Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce InTheStudio For Cream Anniversary
... discussing with Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker the tragic sudden death of UK World Tour winner Tommy Simpson as he attempted to defend his title (a first for the UK) in the following year's race. The cause of death would later be determined to be amphetamine overdose, but a Cream
roadie's malapropism after overhearing the band's conversation ended up becoming Cream
's title for their breakthrough second album forty-five years ago. You can stream the special here. Eric Clapton Tour Dates/Tickets Eric Clapton CDs, DVDs and MP3s Eric Clapton T-shirts and Posters Eric Clapton CDs, vinyl and rarities . ...end ... [ read more ]
Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals) 1966-1969
Ginger Baker (drums, vocals) 1966-1969
Jack Bruce (bass, vocals) 1966-1969
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Cream was the first rock Supergroup. Clapton had been in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Bruce in Manfred Mann, and Baker in The Graham Bond Organization.
It was the Cream years when the "Clapton is God" graffiti started showing up around England.
Clapton broke up the band after reading a bad review in Rolling Stone and agreeing that the band had become boring and repetitious.
The band has played together three times since their breakup. The first time was at Clapton's wedding in 1979, the second was when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993, and the third was in 2005 when they reunited to play 4 shows.
Baker and Bruce went on to form a group called BBM with guitarist Gary Moore.
Clapton and Baker formed another Supergroup, Blind Faith
, in 1969 along with Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. Before deciding upon a trio, Cream had considered asking Steve Winwood to join. (thanks, James - Tracy, CA)
Clapton and Bruce played to together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before forming Cream. Bruce was in The Bluesbreakers for about a month, replacing John McVie.
One of the names they considered was "Sweet and Sour Rock and Roll." Clapton insisted they be called Cream because they were the best.
Bruce and Baker did not get along. They would usually either avoid each other or fight. They had played together in The Graham Bond Organization.
Baker and Bruce had a background in Jazz, and like many Jazz musicians, the 3 members of Cream would improvise solos at their concerts, sometimes at the same time. They could get away with it because they were such good musicians. The band would improvise both their set lists and their musical arrangements, sometimes jamming for as long as 20 minutes on one song. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Toward the end, Baker, Bruce, and Clapton would stay at separate hotels, getting together a few minutes before their shows.
Their last 2 shows in 1968 and their final show in 2005 were to sold-out crowds at Royal Albert Hall in London. They broke up two and a half years after forming.
Baker built the studio in Nigeria that Paul McCartney used for the Band On The Run album.
While it's well established that Bruce and Baker didn't much care for one another, they only agreed to play together as a group (at Clapton's urging) as they recognized that the other was immensely talented at their respective instruments. (thanks, Ken - Tuscaloosa, AL)
While Disc 2 of Wheels Of Fire is labeled "Live at the Fillmore," only one track ("Toad") was recorded there. The other live tracks were recorded at the Winterland Ballroom. (thanks, James - Tracy, CA)
There was a great deal of tension between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, which sometime manifested in throwing objects and damaging each other's instruments during performances. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Jack Bruce's real name is John Symon Asher Bruce. He was born May 14, 1943 and plays cello, harmonica, acoustic guitar, piano, upright bass and electric bass. At one point, he quit college because of his interest in Jazz. (thanks, Jordan - Brooklyn, NY)
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
dUg Pinnick of King's X
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."