55 years ago today, legendary guitar and bass players Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce joined drummer Ginger Baker in 1966 to form one of rock’s first power trios.
In their two years as a group, Cream cranked out four LPs and classic songs like “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Strange Brew,” and “White Room.”
Their third album recorded in 1968, “Wheels of Fire,” was the first platinum-selling double album in history.
Like most bands Cream suffered from personnel issues. Clapton wanted out and left to start a new group, “Blind Faith.”
Cream is considered the world’s first successful supergroup.