Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Forty years ago, part two

On November 25th and 26th, 1968, Cream played its final two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in Westminster, U.K. It was the end of one of the finest bands of rock and roll.

Look at all those early headbangers.

Ginger Baker wasn't a big fan of those last performances. "Our last gig at the Royal Albert Hall in London wasn't very good. I don't think it was. [...] It's sad that its what most people today see about Cream. We were much better than that."

Well, let's jump to the Paris Pop Festival in June 1967.

Here's the band doing "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" on The Smothers Brothers Show in 1968.