The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
The band's first performance was not, as often reported, at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, but two days earlier in a famous north of England club.
Eric Clapton joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then quits to form Cream, but first he records the Beano album, a classic.
On 10 July 1968, Cream confessed their "loss of direction" and announced that within a few months, they would go their separate ways.
Nearly two years after their split, the British trio were still a chart force to be reckoned with.
A dazzling array of British stars played on Billy's stirring Apple single of 1969.
Words are by Ginger Baker's oldest daughter Nettie, and the foreword by Tony Palmer, who directed the 'Cream's Farewell Concert' film.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
On Saturday 7 June 1969, Blind Faith played Hyde Park in front of 120,000 people including Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
Nettie's story assumes a “distinctively dark, degenerate and punk-ish hue” in this second volume of her memoirs.
A "secret" appearance by a Beatle buddy helped the band's last UK top 20 hit.
The album was a brilliant combination of the blues, jazz and rock resumés of all three members, in a line-up that introduced and defined the concept of the power trio.
Some of the finest recorded work by one of the most distinguished British writer-performer-producers of them all.
'Goodbye,' the last album by Cream, had three runs atop the UK chart in March and April 1969. But which easy-listening LP did it incongruously do battle with?