CREAM were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining psychedelia themes, Clapton's blues guitar playing, Bruce's powerful, versatile vocals and prominent bass playing, Baker's pulsating, jazz-influenced drumming and Pete Brown's poetry-inspired lyrics. The band is widely regarded as being the world's first successful supergroup.
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The 1969 German release of "Best of Cream" on a 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the brilliance of the iconic British rock band. This compilation album features the best tracks from Cream's influential career, including hits like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room." With Eric Clapton's virtuosic guitar work, Jack Bruce's powerful vocals, and Ginger Baker's dynamic drumming, this release captures the essence of Cream's blues-infused rock sound that continues to resonate with music lovers today.
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In 1971, Polydor released "Live Cream II", a 12" vinyl LP album by CREAM, featuring Eric Clapton. The album captured the exhilarating live performances of the legendary rock band. With its powerful guitar riffs, energetic rhythms, and mesmerizing vocals, "Live Cream II" showcased the incredible talent and chemistry of Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker, solidifying their status as pioneers of blues-infused rock music.
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In 1972, RSO and German record label RSO released "Live Cream Volume II," a 12" vinyl LP album by CREAM, featuring Eric Clapton. This electrifying album captured the band's live performances, showcasing their unparalleled musicianship and signature blues-rock sound. With Clapton's soulful guitar work, Jack Bruce's dynamic bass playing, and Ginger Baker's powerhouse drumming, "Live Cream Volume II" remains a timeless testament to the band's musical prowess.
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The French release of "Wheels of Fire" by CREAM in a gatefold 12" vinyl LP album showcased the immense talent of Eric Clapton. This iconic record, known for its fusion of blues and psychedelic rock, captured the band's energy and innovation. With tracks like "White Room" and "Crossroads", "Wheels of Fire" solidified CREAM's status as one of the most influential bands of their time, leaving a lasting impact on rock music.
Eric Clapton (Full-name: Eric Patrick Clapton ) a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He first gained fame as a member of the band The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, one of the first supergroups. Clapton has also had a successful solo career and has released numerous hit songs, including "Layla," "Wonderful Tonight," and "Tears in Heaven." He has won 18 Grammy Awards and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.
Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, in 1945. He showed an early interest in the guitar and began playing in local bands in his teens. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as a member of The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, where he showcased his virtuosic guitar playing and blues-influenced style.
In the 1970s, Clapton launched a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and hit songs. He collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King, and became known for his emotional and soulful playing.
Throughout his career, Clapton has struggled with personal issues, including addiction, and has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. Despite this, he has continued to tour and perform, and has remained a popular and influential figure in the music world.
In addition to his musical achievements, Clapton is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He founded the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and rehabilitation facility for individuals struggling with substance abuse, and has been involved in numerous charitable causes throughout his career.
Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom on 30/3/1945. He is the first child of Edward Walter Fryer 21/03/1920 and Patricia Molly 07/01/1929.
When he was 40 years old, his father Edward Walter Fryer died (15/05/1985). When he was 54 years old, his mother Patricia Molly died (Mar 1999).
His partner is Lory Del Santo. His partner is Alice Ormsby-Gore. His partner is Yvonne Kelly. On 27/3/1979, he married Pattie Boyd in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States. On 1/1/2002, he married Melia McEnery. He was 33 years old when he married Pattie Boyd. He was 56 years old when he married Melia McEnery. He got divorced from Pattie Boyd in 1989. He has three children with Melia McEnery: Julie Rose Clapton 13/6/2001, Ella May Clapton 14/3/2003, Sophie Belle Clapton 1/2/2005. He has one son with Lory Del Santo: Conor Clapton 21/08/1986. He has one daughter with Yvonne Kelly: Ruth Kelly Clapton 1985.