Cream at Madison Square Garden, November 2, 1968. Stephen Paley's photo (at left) was used for the cover of Live Cream.
Jack plays Traintime at the Garden.|
Interviewed in the year 2000, for Chris Welch's book Cream Jack recalls;
"At Madison Square Garden they brought the Kennedy kids to meet us, and you'de get paraplegics to touch.
It didn't fit very well with my ideals.
We became a sort of show, something that people come to see rather than to listen to. It all sounds a bit precious now, but at
the time there were some ideals going around, about changing the world for the better, and I got caught up in that, I guess.
We did get platinum discs presented to us at the Garden. I remember bringing mine back to England, proudly, and they wanted
me to pay duty on it! Typically British. I did once take down one of our gold discs to see if it would actually play, and it was
Louis Armstrong backwards".