Cream Returns to Stage After 37 Years

Published: 2005-05-04
Cream played their first show in 37 years at Royal Albert Hall in London, England this week. The very same venue they played their last show on November 2, 1968. As reported by Rollingstone.com, the eager and enthusiastic crowd applauded feverishly as members Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker walked out on stage and kicked off their first concert of four shows to be played at Royal Albert Hall this week.

Cream formed in 1966, releasing their debut album Fresh Cream that year. Fighting and constant touring caused the band to fall apart at the height of their power in late 1968 with each member, most notably Eric Clapton, going on to experience varying degrees of success.

Cream kicked the night off with "I'm so Glad" and went through most of their well known songs including "Crossroads" and "White Room". Though the concert did not compare to the Cream of old, the band still showed that they could put on a solid gig.

The band ended the concert with an encore playing the classic "Sunshine of your Love". They than waved and thanked the crowd after the show was done.

Cream plays the Royal Albert Hall for the rest of the week.

Writer: Trent McMartin

   

 

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God Bless Eric Clapton!
Posted by: Anonymous on May 04, 2005
As someone who has seen Clapton a few times, (also at the Albert Hall) I was disgusted the way, yet again, the true fan cannot purchase tickets for these gigs without paying touts, so-called ticket agencies or being ripped off from e-Bay for hundreds of pounds...tickets should be limited,allocated at the venue on the night, and collected in person....the whole debaucle is a scam, and needs to be stopped
Posted by: Anonymous on May 04, 2005
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