Tag Archives: Jack Bruce


15/10/16 – Cream – Politician/ Wheels Of Fire – 1968

Continuing this month’s theme – Politician appeared on Cream’s third album, Wheels Of Fire, released in 1968 – the world’s first Platinum selling double album. Produced by future Mountain bassist Felix Pappalardi who also played organ, viola and trumpet, the album consisted of one disc of studio recordings and one disc of live recordings from New York’s Fillmore […]

Manfred Mann 1967

6/9/14 – Ha! Ha! Said The Clown – Manfred Mann – 1967

The Manfred Mann story is long and complex with different lead vocalists, different band members and different styles of music as the years went by. But by 1967 with Mike d’Abo as lead singer they were still seemingly effortlessly having hits even after Paul Jones their original and distinctive lead singer had left to go solo. The band was started by […]

Cream 1967 Colour Pic 3 (The Fool Clothing)

1/9/14 – Cream – Strange Brew – 1967

The transition from Blues, Beat or any form of Pop proved difficult for some of the more succesful bands of the early sixties. The Hollies and The Stones cautiously tinkered with psychedelia with mixed results, but the one of the most unlikely and successful transitions was Cream with their album Disraeli Gears. Sgt. Pepper’s June […]

Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp – 1942 – 1st December 2013

Martin Sharp, Australian designer and artist has died. Perhaps most famous for the cover art to Cream’s 1967 psychedelic blues masterpiece Disraeli Gears. He also co wrote one of the great songs Tales Of Brave Ulysses with Eric Clapton. Although the song is credited to Pete Brown, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton on the single, Sharp […]