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On October 6, 2019.

On October 6, 2019, Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker died aged 80. He was drummer, credited as pioneer of drumming in rock, jazz fusion and world music, with reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer”. He was member of Blues Incorporated and Graham Bond Organisation, but he achieved worldwide success as co-founder and drummer of super group Cream, together with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. After Cream he was member of Blind Faith and founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force and Ginger Baker’s Energy. He has worked with big number of musicians and music acts such as Gary Moore, Masters of Reality, Public Image Ltd, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Bill Laswell, Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. Baker has released 18 solo albums.


In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Polydor” label released “Wheels of Fire”, the third Cream album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. The album artwork was by Martin Sharp and the photography was by Jim Marshall. It was also released as two single long-players, Wheels of Fire – In the Studio,  and Wheels of Fire – Live at the Fillmore. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wheels of Fire” at number 205 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • Jack Bruce– vocals, lead vocals, bass, cello, harmonica, calliope, acoustic guitar, recorder
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, bells, glockenspiel, timpani, spoken word
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– viola, bells, organ, trumpet, tonette
  • Tom Dowd– recording engineer
  • Adrian Barber– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. White Room – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  2. Sitting on Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; Chester Burnett
  3. Passing the Time – Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor
  4. As You Said – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  5. Pressed Rat and Warthog – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  6. Politician – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  7. Those Were the Days – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Deserted Cities of the Heart – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown

In December 1977.


In December 1977, “Polydor” label released “Before and After Science”, the fifth Brian Eno studio album.It was recorded in 1977, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and “Conny’s Studio” in Cologne, and was produced by Brian Eno and Rhett Davies.


  • Brian Eno– voices, synthesizers, guitar, synthesised percussion, piano,  brass, vibes, metallics, bell, cover design
  • Paul Rudolph– bass, rhythm guitar, harmonic bass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass, analogue delay bass
  • Rhett Davies– agong-gong, stick
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Shirley Williams (Robert Wyatt) – brush timbales, time
  • Kurt Schwitters– voice
  • Fred Frith– modified guitar, cascade guitars
  • Andy Fraser– drums
  • Phil Manzanera– rhythm guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Achim Roedelius– grand piano, electric piano
  • Möbi Moebius– bass Fender piano
  • Bill MacCormick– bass
  • Brian Turrington – bass
  • Peter Schmidt– art prints
  • Rhett Davies – audio engineer
  • Ritva Saarikko – cover photograph
  • Conny Plank– engineer
  • Dave Hutchins – engineer
  • Cream – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. No One Receiving
  2. Backwater
  3. Kurt’s Rejoinder
  4. Energy Fools the Magician – arranged by Percy Jones and Brian Eno
  5. King’s Lead Hat
  6. Here He Comes
  7. Julie With …
  8. By This River – Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius
  9. Through Hollow Lands (for Harold Budd) – arranged by Fred Frith and Brian Eno
  10. Spider and I


On October 25, 2014.


On October 25, 2014, John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce aka Jack Bruce died aged 71. Being musician, singer and songwriter, he is best known as member and bass player of Cream. In his more than five decades long career, Bruce has performed and recorded with various famous musician including: Alexis Corner, Graham Bond, John Mayall, Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Michael Gibbs, Tony Williams, Leslie West, Corky Laing, Carla Bley, Lou Reed, Michael Mantler, Charlie Mariano, John McLaughlin, Cozy Powell, Bernie Marsden, Trevor Rabin, Robin Trower, Mose Allison, Allan Holdsworth, Kip Hanrahan, Mark Nauseef, Miroslav Tadic, Anton Fier, Kenji Suzuki, Dick Heckstall – Smith, John Stevens, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman and John Medeski. In March 2011, “Rolling Stone” magazine  readers selected Bruce as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time.

On September 22, 1978.


On September 22, 1978, “Gama” label released “Breathless”, the sixth Camel studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Manor”, “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Threshold, UK, and was produced by Andrew latimer, Peter Bardens, Mel Collins, Richard Sinclair, Andy Ward, Dave Sinclair and Mick Glossop.


  • Andrew Latimer– vocals, guitar, Yamaha CS80/50
  • Peter Bardens– vocals, keyboards, organ
  • Mel Collins– flute, oboe, saxophone
  • Richard Sinclair– vocals, bass
  • Andy Ward– drums, percussion
  • Dave Sinclair– synthesizer, piano
  • Mick Glossop – engineer
  • Michael Munday & CREAM – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Breathless – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward
  2. Echoes – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward
  3. Wing and a Prayer – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  4. Down on the Farm – Richard Sinclair
  5. Starlight Ride – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  6. Summer Lightning – Andrew Latimer, Richard Sinclair
  7. You Make Me Smile – Andrew Latimer, Richard Bardens
  8. The Sleeper – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward, Mel Collins
  9. Rainbow’s End – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens


On February 5, 1969.


On February 5, 1969, “Polydor” label released “Goodbye”, the fourth and final Cream studio album. It was recorded in October 1968 at “The Forum” in Los Angeles, and “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.


  • Jack Bruce– bass guitar, piano, organ, vocals
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitars, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– bass, piano, mellotron
  • George Harrison (credited as “L’Angelo Misterioso”) – rhythm guitar

Track listing:

  1. I’m So Glad – Skip James
  2. Politician – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  3. Sitting on Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatman, Chester Burnett
  4. Badge – Eric Clapton, George Harrison
  5. Doing That Scrapyard Thing – Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker
  6. What a Bringdown – Ginger Baker

On November 10, 1967.

Disraeli Gears

On November 10, 1967, “Reaction” label released “Disraeli Gears”, the second Cream studio album. It was recorded in May 1967, at the “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. In 1999, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, and in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 114 on it’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jack Bruce– bass, piano, vocals, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals

Track listing

  1. Strange Brew – Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Sunshine of Your Love – Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Pete Brown
  3. World of Pain – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. Dance the Night Away – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  5. Blue Condition – Ginger Baker
  6. Tales of Brave Ulysses – Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp
  7. SWLABR – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  8. We’re Going Wrong – Jack Bruce
  9. Outside Woman Blues – Arthur Reynolds, arr. Eric Clapton
  10. Take it Back – Jack Bruce and Pete Brown
  11. Mother’s Lament – traditional, arr. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce,  Ginger Baker


On April 30, 1983.


On April 30, 1983, McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters died aged 70. Named as “father of modern Chicago blues”, Waters wrote few classic standards including “I just want to make love to you”, “I’m your Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Got my Mojo working” and had a major influence on many artists including Cream, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song “Rollin’ Stone”.

On January 29, 1992.


On January 29, 1992, William James “Willie” Dixon died aged 72. Vocalist, musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, Grammy Award winner ,next to Muddy Waters, Dixon is recognized as the most influential person in shaping the post-World War II sound of the Chicago blues. His songs were recorded by countless number of musicians such as Bob Dylan, Cream, Jeff Beck, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Some of his best known songs are “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “Little Red Rooster”, “My Babe”, “Spoonful”, and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover”.