Cream and The Firm Among Top Supergroups
Cream: In contrast to their relatively brief period together – the group disbanded after a little more than two years – Cream's influence and enduring legacy have been monumental. Formed in 1966, the power trio of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker journeyed through incendiary blues, searing hard rock and melody-driven (though still hard-hitting) psychedelia. Tracks such as "Sunshine of Your Love" and "White Room" helped pave the way for Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and similarly heavy bands that emerged at the dawn of the '70s.
The Firm: Founded in 1984, The Firm centered on Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and ex-Free singer Paul Rodgers, with bassist Tony Franklin and drummer Chris Slade (formerly of Uriah Heep) rounding out the lineup. Released in 1985, the band's self-titled debut album failed to light up the charts, but The Firm's music has aged well and fits comfortably alongside the varied accomplishments of both Page and Rodgers. A second album, Mean Business, was released in 1986, before The Firm closed its doors. Subsequently, Page said the group was never meant to last for more than two albums. See who else made the list here
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