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Cream was a British power trio formed 1966 in London by drummer Ginger Baker, guitarist/singer Eric Clapton and lead singer/bassist Jack Bruce. They were regarded as the world's first "supergroup" with Clapton coming from the Yardbirds and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Bruce from Graham Bond Organisation and Manfred Mann, and Baker from The Graham Bond Organisation and Alexis Corner before that. The band went into the studio immediately and released their debut Fresh Cream in late '66, which went to number 6 in the UK charts. The hit single "I Feel Free" was included on the US release but not on the UK album. They went to New York in '67 and recorded their next album the superb Disraeli Gears which was produced by Felix Pappalardi, future bassist for heavy rock trio Mountain. Disraeli Gears is regarded as one of the greatest psych/blues/rock albums of the late sixties and was enhanced by the involvement of Pete Brown on the lyrics and the iconic psychedelic cover designed by artist Martin Sharp. Their third album Wheels of Fire came out the following year with one disc of new studio work and another disc of live material. Wheels of Fire is also a superb album which contains the worldwide hit "White Room", however it's spoiled somewhat by the 15 minute drum solo "Toad". Cream released two more albums; Goodbye and Live Cream then split in November '68. Thirty Seven years later they released the one-off comeback performances Royal Albert Hall: London May 2-3-5-6 2005. Outstanding albums include Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire and Live Cream.
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