It was today in 1966 that an English rock trio made a new name for themselves when they released their debut album Fresh Cream. The band called Cream consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, who had already made a name for himself in The Yardbirds and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, bassist Jack Bruce who was the primary songwriter and vocalist, and drummer Ginger Baker.
The extraordinarily talented group of three seemed to be creating a new sound with Fresh Cream that fused blues, pop, and rock all into one psychedelic experience. Often referred to as “acid rock,” Cream was full of energy and excitement that was clearly demonstrated through their first album. Although they parted ways only 2 years later to embark upon new bands and solo careers, Cream’s impact on late ’60s blues rock could be felt for decades later.
Watch Cream perform Spoonful live here: