The world’s first Supergroup!
Supergroup (all members were previously famous) Cream was a ’60s British band that Eric Clapton joined after John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers.
Cream’s sound could be described as a hybrid of blues, pop, and psychedelic rock.
At the time, Cream was a phenomenon that giants like Jimi Hendrix looked up to during their active time, they have also inspired countless bands since.
Jimi even interrupted Hey Joe in favor of Sunshine Of Your Love on a TV show, having found out earlier in the day that Cream had split up.
Baker & Bruce
Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker was a drummer best known for co-founding Cream.
Before the supergroup, Ginger had two relatively successful bands Blues Incorporated and the Graham Bond Organisation. In both these bands, he played with Jack Bruce on bass.
After Cream, he joined Clapton in another supergroup, Blind Faith.
Ginger Baker’s drumming style was revolutionary at the time, blending Jazz and African rhythms, he became known as rock’s first superstar drummer.
John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce was the bass player and co-lead singer of Cream.
As well as the two aforementioned bands with Ginger Baker, he also played in John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, before setting up Cream.
Unfortunately, internal conflict between Ginger and Jack led to the breakup of the band.
As Eric moves on to Blind Faith, taking Ginger with him and then onto an enormously successful solo career, Jack too goes the solo route.
Perhaps not as successful as Clapton (but then again, who is?!?) Jack Bruce was ranked #8 in Rolling Stones Magazine as the greatest bassist of all time.
In 2005, Cream reunited and played, once again, in Madison Square Garden (New York) and the Royal Albert Hall (London).
Cream tunes | Related pages
Learn how to play Cream’s live version of Crossroads using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.
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I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knee…
Sunshine Of Your Love
You can learn how to play Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and Spytunes video guitar lessons.
| D blues scale riff | D blues scale riff |
It’s getting near dawn…