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Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 27 Apr 2015, 05:56
by Mallard No. 22
Yes indeed, you don't always get such good photos from that period.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 05:49
by KingLouieLouie76
Mallard No. 22 wrote:Yes indeed, you don't always get such good photos from that period.

Agreed....the band seemed so happy together during those photos...Wish we could have bottled that and they remained that way forever! Just unfortunate differences between Jack and Ginger was one of the primary reasons of their break-up and then that later conflict between Eric and Ginger which prevented them from reuniting (just prior to Jacks' death)....

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 26 Jul 2015, 21:12
by AdvertBreak
Eric Clapton question: I don't suppose anyone here as heard TDF's Retail Therapy? I haven't but I've heard good and bad things about it.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 13:37
by tom_cas1
Some sad news to report, doesn't sound good. :(
"To all fans; it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of all shows. Ginger's doctor's have insisted that he have complete rest due to diagnosis of serious heart problems. We hope you will all join with his family in wishing him well. God bless Ginger Baker. " Team Baker

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 15:49
by KingLouieLouie76
tom_cas1 wrote:Some sad news to report, doesn't sound good. :(
"To all fans; it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of all shows. Ginger's doctor's have insisted that he have complete rest due to diagnosis of serious heart problems. We hope you will all join with his family in wishing him well. God bless Ginger Baker. " Team Baker


Oh no....wish him the best and a full and quick recovery.....

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 04 Mar 2016, 06:49
by Mallard No. 22
Sorry to hear this. Wishing him well.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 05 Jul 2016, 22:51
by KingLouieLouie76
Let's wish Ginger a rapid and complete recovery! http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-n ... es-8348095" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 06 Jul 2016, 07:13
by Mallard No. 22
Didn't know about this. Wishing him well.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 06 Jul 2016, 08:43
by tom_cas1
He's getting on in years now, must have been serious for him to have that surgery. I hope he makes a full recovery.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 02:14
by tom_cas1
Wanted to share some photos. I love these two, taken at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Saturday, May 18th 1968.

Note the second photo...an acoustic guitar. VERY rare to see photos of Cream live with an acoustic guitar onstage. The photo was taken during a performance of their song As You Said, the only time it was played live supposedly. No recording exists though sadly.

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Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 14 Jul 2016, 22:30
by KingLouieLouie76
tom_cas1 wrote:Wanted to share some photos. I love these two, taken at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Saturday, May 18th 1968.

Note the second photo...an acoustic guitar. VERY rare to see photos of Cream live with an acoustic guitar onstage. The photo was taken during a performance of their song As You Said, the only time it was played live supposedly. No recording exists though sadly.

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Thanks for sharing those photos! Just depressing there aren't any existing recordings though! I was trying to search the 5/18/68 setlist, but unfortunately no songs were documented. The closest setlist was for their 5/12/68 concert and that included "We're Going Wrong" which I was always shocked on how they were able to replicate live the dynamics exhibited during the studio version. I wish they performed "Wheels of Fire" from start to finish!

Also, I often what would have transpired if they didn't break-up due to the interpersonal conflicts of Bruce and Baker. I know Blues infused Rock was starting to fade some, but I believe they were really expanding their sound on "Goodbye Cream" and even some leading-up to "Wheels of Fire".... "Anyone For Tennis" clearly demonstrates that then I like what they did on "Passing the Time" "Those Were the Days", and especially on "Deserted Cities of the Heart. Those latter tracks contained a more progressive sound than they ever had before. Clapton somewhat established that on "Blind Faith" in some fleeting instances, but of course he was more into the Southern Rock of Delaney and Bonnie, and he reverted back to Blues obviously with Derek and the Dominoes.... But yet.... just imagine if Cream had evolved more further together during their prime.. it's honestly quite scary to think about, but in the most positive way!

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 21:32
by tom_cas1
My 11th CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES article focuses on Cream's 1966 album 'Fresh Cream', which was released 50 years ago today. Check it out!

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Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 07:59
by Mallard No. 22
:D The start of a fascinating period. The classic period of rock music was emerging.

'I'm So Glad' springs to mind as a favourite track off that album.

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 07 Oct 2019, 03:07
by KingLouieLouie76
RIP, Ginger! Now only EC remains!

Re: The Cream Thread

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 07:43
by Mallard No. 22
R.I.P. Ginger.

I think he had something of a crazy life.