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Cream was one of rock’s first supergroups, pulling together guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. Baker and Bruce had played together in Alexis Korner’s Blues Inc. and the Graham Bond Organization; Clapton and Bruce were in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, after the former left the Yardbirds. The group released only a handful of albums before they split up due to tension between Bruce and Baker. But their thunderous trio approach to electric blues influenced everyone from the Jimi Hendrix Experience to Led Zeppelin. After they broke up, Clapton and Baker formed Blind Faith.

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Ron Galella, Getty Images

Robert Stigwood, Former Manager of Cream and the Bee Gees, Dies

Robert Stigwood also briefly lured the Who away from Brunswick Records long enough to record the hit "Substitute."

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YouTube

The Story of Cream’s Initial Farewell Concert

After just two years together as Cream, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce finished their last tour together on Nov. 26, 1968.

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Atco Records
Atco Records

The Story of Cream’s Crowning Achievement, ‘Disraeli Gears’

Disraeli Gears was the second album Cream released in their short career, and all these years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement.

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Universal

Cream’s Singles Collected in New Vinyl Box

Cream's singles are getting the vinyl reissue treatment with a deluxe box featuring new artwork and remastered mono sound.

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Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone

The Concert Review That Ended Cream

In the spring of 1968, Cream were sitting on top of the world.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

10 Years Ago: Cream Stage Reunion Concerts

Cream began their short-lived 2005 reunion on May 2, 2005 with the first of four concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Vintage Cream Movies Getting Boxed on New DVD Set

A trio of Cream-related films from the late '60s and early '70s will be collected on a new box set next month.

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Michael Ochs Archives / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Ginger Baker Vs. Neil Peart: March Drum Madness

Neil Peart and Ginger Baker have made it to the second round of our March Drum Madness bracket.

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Phil Rudd Vs. Ginger Baker March Drum Madness
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Phil Rudd Vs. Ginger Baker: March Drum Madness

The opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition is a contrast in styles, with AC/DC’s Phil Rudd taking on Cream’s Ginger Baker.

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Cream vs. the Moody Blues – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

The Rolling Stones may be known as the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band, but apparently there's another band out there more worthy of the title.

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