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  • Published: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448133710
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Cream: How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm


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THE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BANDS SINCE THE BEATLES

Dave Thompson, author of Virgin's acclaimed Red Hot Chili Peppers biography, takes a new and very detailed look at the creation of one of the world's most influential bands. After all the streets of London had been covered in 'Clapton Is God' tributes, the three top rock instrumentalists of their time, all stars in their own right, came together to form Cream. Cream went on to become the first band to break open
the lucrative US market by dint of their live shows alone.
Updated to include details of their recent tour, this definitive account goes on the road with them then and now, day by relentlessly hedonistic day.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448133710
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Dave Thompson

British born, Seattle based author of many well reviewed rock biographies including the recent Virgin Books Red Hot Chili Peppers biography and books on The Cure and Kurt Cobain, Thompson is also a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, Mojo, and Q.

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Praise for Cream: How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm

“Essential for all Cream devotees and any true rock'n'roll fan”

Total Guitar

“Biographies of Cream have been rare and this latest is impeccably timed”

Sunday Times

“Thompson's is an unbiased account of this exciting time, when the boundaries of music were being blown apart”

Sunday Express

“Packed with drama and extraordinary anecdotes ... essential reading”

The Sunday Times


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