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Dio, Whitesnake, Scorpions Vets Leading Cream Tribute Concerts

Former members of Dio, Whitesnake and the Scorpions will take part in a four-day, two-city music event, with special shows focusing on the music of Cream and the Scorpions.

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Cream Collaborator Martin Sharp Dies at 71

Martin Sharp, who collaborated with Cream in the '60s, has died of emphysema. He was 71.

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45 Years Ago: Cream Perform ‘Farewell Concert’

After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a head, as Eric Clapton was losing interest in the band. They embarked on a 'farewell tour' of 19 cities in the U.S. before the two-night stand finale, Nov. 25 & 26, at the Royal Albert Hall.

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46 Years Ago: Cream Release ‘Disraeli Gears’

'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 46 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues roots of their 1966 debut.

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47 Years Ago: Cream Play Their First Show

On July 31, 1966, the Sixth National Jazz and Blues Festival was held at the Royal Windsor Racecourse in England. Among the usual assortment of artists you find at things like this was a new band called Cream, who were making their debut performance.

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45 Years Ago: Cream Break Up

The working relationship among the three members of Cream was never an easy or uncomplicated one. The egos involved in keeping one of the world's first supergroups powered was astronomical. One guy was a cantankerous madman, another continuously tried to wrestle control of the group and another was called "God" by his fans. Did anyone really expect the band to last more than a couple of years?

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45 Years Ago: Cream’s ‘Wheels of Fire’ Album Released

When Cream got set to record their third album in mid 1967, they probably had no idea the course 'Wheels of Fire' would take before its release in July 1968. Sessions were divided into two parts -- first in London and then in New York. But because the trio was on the road so much promoting 'Disraeli Gears,' they didn't feel that the material they had was sufficient for an LP.

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Cream to Release Live Triple Vinyl Set for Record Store Day

 

Cream have become the latest classic rock act to announce that they will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 20. The famous supergroup will release a three-LP of 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' in an extremely limited run of only 1,500 copies.

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Cover Of The Day- Cream Covers ‘Crossroads’ [VIDEO]

Basically every musical style in the world can somehow be traced back to Blues. And, in my humble opinion, the granddaddy of the Blues scene is Robert Johnson.  Dude was a genius, and so before his time. The mythology behind him is super interesting too. Did he ACTUALLY go down to the crossroads and sell his soul to the devil? We'll never know. But his song, 'Crossoads,' is one of the greatest blues songs of all time.

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