Cream Played Their "Farewell Concert": 11/26/68

 

via udiscovermusic.com      Despite having only been an organized band for two years and three albums (1966-1968), Cream managed to take over the World. They became the first successful supergroup in Rock, selling over 15 million records, launching sold-out concert tours and eventually were enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

It was 50 years ago tonight that Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Bruce famously wrapped their Farewell Tour at London's Royal Albert Hall.  The progressive rock outfit Yes opened the shows as well as Rory Gallagher's band, Taste. The axe legend Clapton once went on the record saying that the main reason Cream split up was because “the music was not honest”. It seemed pretty honest that night in November, 1968 as the band ripped through what is now a legendary set.  Director Tony Palmer would release the concert on BBC TV January 5th 1969.

Cream eventually reunited in 1993 for the U.S. Hall of Fame induction and again in 2005 for shows at The Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden.

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