Cream “ The Sunshine of Your Love“

Cream is known as a British rock band formed in London in 1966. The group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. All three members sang lead and backing vocals. The group’s third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), is the world’s first platinum-selling double album. Formed from members of previously successful bands, they are widely regarded as the world’s first supergroup. Cream were highly regarded, especially for the instrumental proficiency of each of their members.

“Sunshine of Your Love” is a 1967 song by the British rock band Cream. With elements of hard rock, psychedelia, and pop, it is one of Cream’s best known and most popular songs. Cream bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce based it on a distinctive bass riff he developed after attending a Jimi Hendrix concert. Guitarist Eric Clapton and lyricist Pete Brown later contributed to the song. Recording engineer Tom Dowd suggested the rhythm arrangement in which drummer Ginger Baker plays a distinctive tom-tom drum rhythm, although Baker claimed it was his idea. Source

It was Hendrix’s way of paying tribute, from one great rock trio to another, to the British “supergroup” who had broken up a few months earlier, and in a sense he was returning a compliment: the song was born when Cream bassist Jack Bruce saw a Hendrix gig and came away so inspired that he wrote the riff to what was to become “Sunshine of Your Love”. Source

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