The first of rock’s “supergroups,” Cream burst on the scene in the fall of 1966 and quickly established themselves as the quintessential power trio. Guitarist Eric Clapton was at the height of his powers, having honed his skills in The Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Channeling Robert Johnson’s blues licks through an electric guitar, Clapton revolutionized the instrument as it transitioned from a rhythm instrument to a tool for solo expression. Bassist Jack Bruce had successfully bridged the worlds of blues and jazz, and was an ideal foil for Clapton, at least until their egos eventually clashed. Drummer Ginger Baker was considered the best of that era’s rock drummers, paving the way for the metal players who followed, but never forgetting his jazz roots. This shirt features a 1968-vintage image, one which should be familiar to any record-buyer from that period.