In the formative days of heavy rock, a young blues guitarist named Eric Clapton grabbed the British audience by the tail, shook it and never let go. First, with stints in the ground-breaking group The Yardbirds, then John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Clapton earned the pretentious nickname “god” for his searing abilities as a lead guitarist.
But when Clapton joined Cream in 1966, it forever cemented “god’s” place in elite rock history. The iconic power trio, considered the world’s first supergroup, included two other virtuosos – the late bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, a Scotsman, and the late polyrhythmic English drummer, Ginger Baker. They were, at the very least,
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