Friday, July 29, 2011

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker debut as Cream

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England on July 29, 1966.

Cream, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker

Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker.

Their sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining the psychedelia-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton's blues guitar playing, Jack Bruce's voice and blues bass playing and Ginger Baker's jazz-influenced drumming. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world's first platinum-selling double album. Cream is widely regarded as being the world's first notable and successful supergroup. In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide.

Cream with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker music included songs based on traditional blues such as

"Crossroads" and "Spoonful", and modern blues such as "Born Under a Bad Sign", as well as more eccentric songs such as "Strange Brew", "Tales of Brave Ulysses" and "Toad". Cream's biggest hits were "I Feel Free" (UK, #11), "Sunshine of Your Love" (US, #5), "White Room" (US, #6), "Crossroads" (US, #28), and "Badge" (UK, #18)

Retro History for July 29 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989
1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 Last U.S. Playboy Club, Lansing, Michigan, closes
1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1987 Ben and Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire vs. Lancashire
1986 New York jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
1980 and Bob Lemon will become General Manager

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h 40m
1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings
1978 On Old Timer's Day, New York Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as New York Yankee manager in
1976 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1975 Ford became 1st U.S. President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 Military coup by General Mohammed/President Jakubu Gowon fired
1974 Mamas And The Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England.
1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 St. Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from New York, Hilton
1973 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, New York
1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1972 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 Washington D.C. Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs. Cleveland
1967 The International Love-In Festival took place at Alexandra Palace London with Pink Floyd, Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll, The Animals, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Tomorrow, Blossom Toes, Creation, The Nervous System and Apostolic Intervention.
1967 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock New York
1966 Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England.
1966 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 Wallis and Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 President Eisenhower signs NASA and Space Act of 1958
1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 International Atomic Energy Agency formed by U.N.
1957 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1956 11th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius
1956 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 Smokey Burgess hits 3 home runs to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
1955 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
1953 U.S. bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
1952 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run

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