Guide to British Music of the 1960s

 

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Guitar/vocals- Eric Clapton, bass/vocals- Jack Bruce, drums- Ginger Baker

In just three short years the first so-called "supergroup" produced some iconic music that has stood the test of time. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce had already made their names through groups such as The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and the Graham Bond Organisation so they really were considered the "cream". They made their debut at a time when rock music was evolving fast from the blues and pop of the early to mid-1960s towards a heavier and more album-oriented sound. While their sound leaned on their blues influences in a major way, they took the sound forwards fusing elements of psychedelia and showcasing the individual members through extended, every extended, drum and guitar solos.

Jack Bruce died on 25 October 2014 aged 71.

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