Letters: Did you see Eric Clapton and Cream play in Bedford in the 60s?

Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton of Cream

Dear Editor,

Cream (featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) are arguably the best ever group to emerge from the Sixties after The Beatles.

In their short career, they played a number of gigs around the UK before focusing on North America, and amongst their earliest shows was an appearance at Bedford Corn Exchange.

I am researching a ‘people’s history’ of Cream and would love to hear from anyone who may have seen this show or any of their other UK performances.

I can be reached at iwasatthatgig@gmail.com.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Houghton
Author: Jimi Hendrix: The Day I Was There
M21 8XF

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