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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Cream - Live in Detroit 1967

Cream001Cream performed here for three nights from Friday 13th October to Sunday 15th October. It was close to the end of their first US tour, which had commenced on 20th August. This tour, while frustrating in some ways for them (especially sound systems and low pay), had established them in the U.S. and was at the core of their golden period.
Detroit would have been a good town for the three of them with plenty of black music (Jazz, Blues, R&B and Soul) to listen to after hours. And they would have had plenty of after hours as these concerts started at 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday and finished no later than 10p.m. and on Sunday 6.00pm-9.00pm (an all ages show). I believe this would have contributed greatly to the quality of their performances (plus a good sound system!).

Cream0002The supporting bands on Friday and Saturday were the Rationals and MC5 (basically the house bands at this time). Sunday the support band was the Apostles. One can assume that Cream was largely an unknown quantity to Detroit’s nascent Rock audience and MC5 were already becoming a local legend. Cream had nothing to loose, especially on Sunday when they had plenty of time to really lay out. And by then the word had got around and the audience was really responding.


  • Sunshine of your love
  • Spoonful
  • Lawdy mama
  • Tales of brave Ulysses
  • Steppin' out
  • Sleepy time time                                                                         
  • I'm so glad
  • Sitting on top of the world
  • Rollin' and tumblin'
  • N.S.U.
  • Sweet wine
  • Traintime
  • Toad                                                                  Cream - Live in Detroit 1967


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