Cream – A People’s History brings together over 500 fan memories of the Sixties supergroup Cream. It plots the journey of guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bass player Jack Bruce, who many music fans rate as second only to The Beatles in terms of importance, from their formation in 1966 to their split in 1968 with first hand accounts from The Twisted Wheel to the Royal Albert Hall.
Cream achieved trans-Atlantic fame the band, responsible for hits such as ‘White Room’ and ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, but served their apprenticeship in Britain, playing small venues and performing for as little as £75 a night.
The book has been compiled by This Day in Music Books author Richard Houghton. This limited edition hardback is available now.
Richard Houghton said:
‘Cream were one of the biggest bands of the 1960s. Their impact on modern music cannot be overstated. They took American blues, which bands like the Rolling Stones reintroduced to the world, and turned it into the progressive and heavier sounds which spawned progressive rock and bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Without Cream, music today would look and sound vastly different.’
Hardback Price: £19.99 ($24.99)
Publication date: 2 Sept 2021