Way Back Whens-Day: 1969 Cream Tops UK Charts With ‘Goodbye’
Written by Logan Phillips on March 15, 2023
On this day March 15, 1969, Cream started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK charts with their fourth and final original album ‘Goodbye.’
Cream was a British rock band formed in London in 1966. The group consisted of bassist Jack Bruce, guitarist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger Baker. During their brief three-year career, the band released four albums, Fresh Cream (1966), Disraeli Gears (1967), and Wheels of Fire (1968), but before the release of their third album, tensions between Bruce and Baker had gotten so bad that the band made the decision to break up. But the band was persuaded to make a final album, Goodbye.
Goodbye is the fourth and final studio album by Cream, with three tracks recorded live, and three recorded in the studio. It was released in Europe and in the United States, debuting on Billboard on February 15, 1969. ‘Goodbye’ reached number one in the United Kingdom and number two in the United States. A single, “Badge”, was subsequently released from the album a month later. The album was released after Cream disbanded in November 1968.
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