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31 July 1966 - Cream


Balloon Meadow, Royal Windsor Racecourse Windsor, Berkshire
United Kingdom
6th National Jazz & Blues Festival
Band Lineup: 
Eric Clapton - Guitar / Vocals
Jack Bruce - Bass / Vocals
Ginger Baker - Drums
Set List: 

01. Spoonful
02. Sleepy Time Time
03. Traintime
04. Steppin' Out
05. Toad

Show Notes: 

EC, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formally rehearsed 18-29 July at St. Anne's Brondesbury Church Hall in West Kilburn, Northwest London after initial rehearsals at Ginger's home in Neasden, Northwest London.

The night previous - 30 July - the band had their first public performance (and "unofficial" debut) with two sets at The Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This performance at the National Jazz & Blues Festival was their "official debut" and launched them onto the national stage. The banc played from 9pm to 9:40pm.