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.
Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker, famed for his work with Cream, Blind Faith and Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died peacefully in his sleep.
Feelings were bittersweet when the band arrived on stage in America in October 1968.
“The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital”
20 September 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.
Eric Clapton joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then quits to form Cream, but first he records the Beano album, a classic.
Words are by Ginger Baker's oldest daughter Nettie, and the foreword by Tony Palmer, who directed the 'Cream's Farewell Concert' film.
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.
Located in west London, W5, The Ealing Club was once home to The Rolling Stones, The Who and more, and is the iconic birthplace of British rock’n’roll.
The classic 1969 album has been carefully selected by UMC to be part of the half-speed master series.
On 26 November 1968, Cream played their farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall with Yes and Taste as the opening acts.
In December 1967, a "nervous" British guitarist was drafted in as a guest on the 'Lady Soul' album.
Eric Clapton is heading back to Hyde Park, topping a bill that also stars Steve Winwood, at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018.