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Cream’s Farewell Concert Was 40 Years Ago Today in London

Posted by jhochstat on November 26, 2008

On November 26, 1968, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker took the stage for the final time as Cream at London’s Royal Albert Hall.¬† It is amazing to think that Cream only recorded and played together for 24 months (2 years).

The setlist for that day’s show was:

01. Sunshine Of Your Love
02. White Room
03. Crossroads
04. Politician
05. Stepping Out
06. Sitting On Top Of The World
07. Toad
08. I’m So Glad

1. Sunshine of Your Love

2. White Room

3. Crossroads

4. Politician

05. Stepping Out



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Rock Book of the Month-Clapton

Posted by T Rex on February 24, 2008

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With Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood playing three nights at the Garden this week I thought the timing was perfect for this book of the month. In related¬†music news Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records. His label debut, “Nine Lives,” will arrive April 29.

I recently finished Eric Clapton’s autobiography and came to the conclusion that he needs to write another one. The music is almost secondary to the main story of the years Clapton spent in addiction and then his amazing recovery. It’s powerful how he cleaned up his act after years of debauchery and maintained his sobriety even when he lost his son in a tragic accident. Cream was one of the first bands I ever listened to with Disraeli Gears still one of my favorite albums. My high school senior picture has the caption “In the white room with black curtains” that was in 1994. I have no idea the message I was trying to get across back then except the fact I loved Cream. Now that Clapton has had the opportunity to get his personal story out I hope he goes back and writes even more about his time in The Yardbirds, Derek and the Dominos, Blind Faith, Cream and his solo work. For a music junkie like myself these just wasn’t enough details about these bands and the music they created.

Next up-Rock Book of the Month for March: Rock On by Dan Kennedy

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