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Cream Live in Royal Albert Hall


I Cream sono stati una band rock britannica attiva tra il 1966 e il 1968, che, rivisitando vecchi schemi del blues, riuscì ad innovare il rock in generale,[3] influenzando molti artisti, tra i quali Jimi Hendrix,[3] Queen[4], Black Sabbath[5] e Van Halen.[6] Formati dal chitarrista Eric Clapton, dal bassista Jack Bruce e dal batterista Ginger Baker, furono il primo power trio ad aver avuto notevole successo[1][7][8] e uno dei primi supergruppi della storia.[1][3][7][8]

Nei soli tre anni di attività il gruppo riuscì a pubblicare tre album[9] e a vendere 15 milioni di dischi.[3][8] Dopo lo scioglimento del gruppo, i tre componenti ebbero delle carriere molto diverse tra loro: Clapton divenne uno dei musicisti più conosciuti del mondo, grazie a canzoni come Layla e Cocaine, Bruce collaborò con artisti jazz, mentre Baker si dedicò alla world music.[3] Tuttavia, la band si riunì in due occasioni: nel 1993, per suonare alla cerimonia della loro introduzione nel Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, e nel 2005, esibendosi in quattro concerti al Royal Albert Hall di Londra e in due al Madison Square Garden di New York.[8]

In una classifica stilata nel 2003 dalla rivista Rolling Stone, sono tra i 100 migliori artisti di sempre, figurando al 67º posto.[10] L’emittente VH1 ha classificato il gruppo al sedicesimo posto tra i 100 migliori artisti hard rock di sempre.

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Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their unique sound was characterised by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock,[1] combining psychedelia themes, Clapton’s blues guitar playing, Bruce’s powerful, versatile vocals and prominent bass playing, Baker’s pulsating, jazz-influenced drumming and Pete Brown’s poetry-inspired lyrics. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire, was the world’s first platinum-selling double album.[2][3] The band is widely regarded as being the world’s first successful supergroup.[4][5][6][7] In their career, they sold over 15 million albums worldwide.[8] Their music included songs based on traditional blues such as “Crossroads” and “Spoonful”, and modern blues such as “Born Under a Bad Sign”, as well as more eccentric songs such as “Strange Brew”, “Tales of Brave Ulysses” and “Toad”.

The band’s biggest hits are “I Feel Free” (UK, number 11),[3] “Sunshine of Your Love” (US, number 5),[9] “White Room” (US, number 6),[9] “Crossroads” (US, number 28),[9] and “Badge” (UK, number 18).[10] The band made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, and, along with Jimi Hendrix, and Terry Kath of Chicago, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Jeff Beck Group and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The band’s live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush.[11] The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.[12] They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1’s lists of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” at number 67 and 61 respectively.[13][14] They were also ranked number 16 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”

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