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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.

Polydor
Polydor

50 Years Ago: Cream Release Their First Album, ‘Fresh Cream’

When drummer Ginger Baker, bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton first got together as Cream in 1966, there was already some history among them.

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Polygram
Polygram

Cream’s Debut Album to Be Reissued in Four-Disc Deluxe Edition

Cream's 1966 debut album will celebrate its 50th anniversary a month late with a four-disc deluxe edition set for release in 2017.

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YouTube
YouTube

50 Years Ago: Cream Play Live for the First Time

Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton appeared for the first time as Cream on July 29, 1966 at a Manchester nightclub.

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David Redfern, Getty Images
David Redfern, Getty Images

Top 10 Ginger Baker Songs

Our list of Top 10 Ginger Baker Rock Songs highlights a career that was about much more than lengthy excursions behind the drum kit.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

When Cream Said ‘Goodbye’

The supergroup's last album was released on Feb. 15, 1969.

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Ron Galella, Getty Images
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
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
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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