Cream (1966-1969) is a Hard Rock band from London, UK.
ream were the first ever "super group", consisting of Eric Clapton (Real Name: Eric Patrick Clapp; ex-Yardbirds/ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers; vocals/guitar), Jack Bruce (Real Name: John Bruce; ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers/ex-Graham Bond/ex-Manfrid Mann; vocals/bass) and Ginger Baker (Real Name: Peter Baker; ex-Graham Bond Organization/ex-Alexis Korner's Blues Inc.; drums). They were first carted out to be viewed by the public in 1966's National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, England. The initial 45, Wrapping Paper,released shortly later, gave them a 34 in England. Their notoriety continued later that same year with their debut album Fresh Cream and the psychedelic single lifted from it I Feel Free. The album made 6 UK (39 US) with the single making 11 UK on its own. Along with their original material the record featured updated versions of blues classics like Spoonful (Willie Dixon), I'm So Glad (Skip James) and Roolin' & Tumblin' (Muddy Waters) but over the course of the next six months or so Cream were introduced to the psychedelic blues of people like Jimi Hendrix who were now an the rise to stardom with the resulting follow-up albumDisraeli Gears featuring such Cream classics as Takes Of Brave Ulysses and World Of Pain. Their next set Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio and Wheels Of Fire - Live At The Fillmore was a two album set featuring one in the studio and one live with the former featuring a cover of Booker T's Born Under A Bad Sign, and a rework of Robert Johnson's Crossroads but the album, that was later split into two separate LPs (probably to encourage more sales), failed to get the same attention in commercial circles as its predecessor. After their farewell tour in 1968 culminating in a sold out show at London's Royal AlbertHall the act split with Eric Clapton most notably going on to a very successful solo career.