September 20, 1969 marked a transatlantic triumph for the short-lived but fondly-remembered quartet.
Musical highlights from the multi-faceted and always eventful career of a seminal drummer.
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.
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.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
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?
Gary's death at just 58, on 6 February 2011, came as a great shock, but he left a legacy of nearly 40 years’ worth of recording.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
Daniel Estrem's version is a new take on the song from the band's 1968 album Wheels Of Fire.