Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm So Glad...

Today in rock history, Cream played their final two concerts in 1968 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Over 10000 fans attended while thousands more were turned away. British groups, Yes and Taste were supporting acts. It seems odd to fans that Eric Clapton didn’t think very highly of the music created by his band with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Maybe Eric was "so glad" that the band had run it's course... Well, he must have seen at least the commercial value of those tunes because they did get back together back at the same venue in 2005 for a reunion. Here's "Crossroads" from that concert; not the version we're used to hearing, but a good one nevertheless. Thanks to for the info, and keep on rockin'!

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Thanks for the find, CharlieMac and i'm going to steal that vid for my Top Ten Cream list. I watched that concert when it was first broadcast on New York TV in 1970 or so. We know this clip is authentic because it's got that era's in 'n out-of-focus "special effects" going on that you once pointed out in another context.

Have a great Thanksgiving -- I'm heading back to Chicago Sunday, returning to sunny Minnesota late Tuesday.