Eric Clapton Reflects On Cream

(Classic Rock) Eric Clapton says he managed to hold his own in Cream, despite being younger than Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, and despite coming from a different musical background.

He believes his focus on blues, while his bandmates concentrated on jazz, was no barrier to their communication because blues music was the source of all three's inspiration.

In a clip from Beware Of Mr Baker, a documentary about the wayward drummer, Clapton says: "I could listen to what Jack was doing and what Ginger was doing, and see a way to get involved in that without being overawed.

"I could hold my own in terms of musical taste and knowledge. Not necessarily from the world that they were coming from, which was more of a jazz world. They had played in it and they could talk that language, which I couldn't. I was of the view that it all came from blues anyway." More including the trailer.

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