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On June 11 1966, Frank Sinatra was on top of the record charts with
"Strangers in the Night" and this announcement appeared in Melody Maker:

A sensational new 'groups' group' starring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker is being formed. Top groups will be losing star
instrumentalists as a result. Manfred Mann will lose bassist, harmonica player, pianist and singer Jack Bruce; John Mayall will lose brilliant
blues guitarist Eric Clapton; and Graham Bond's Organisation will lose incredible drummer Ginger Baker. The group say they hope to start
playing at clubs, ballrooms and theatres in a month's time. It is expected they will remain as a trio with Jack as featured vocalist.

Cream was about to be born, and the world of music would never be the same.

Ginger Baker

Jack Bruce Eric Clapton



Jack Bruce (1943-2014 )


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