The Music Of Cream lives again through a special tour coming to Australia in May featuring the bloodline of Cream, the original rock supergroup. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream is Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack), Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger), Will Johns (nephew of Eric Clapton and son of Zeppelin/ Stones engineer Andy), plus guitar great Robben Ford and special guest “The Voice of Rock”, and stunning bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple).
Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more. The fiery union of blues guitar god Eric Clapton and the jazz skewed rhythm section of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce caused a psychedelic sensation that rang loud from their ’66 debut to their fourth album of ’69, “Goodbye”. The sad passing of Jack Bruce in October 2014 marked an official end to a legend that gave us Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Badge and definitive, powerhouse versions of trad blues staples such as Spoonful and Crossroads.
Now, fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Spoonful, Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Badge and more will be performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy. This is a very special concert tour that celebrates the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.
Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with drummer Kofi Baker via Skype to chat about the tour.
MUSIC OF CREAM. 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Tuesday, May 23: Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Thursday, May 25: State Theatre, Sydney
Friday, May 26: Concert Hall, Perth
Monday, May 29: QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
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