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Coleman, Ray "Clapton: the authorised biography". London: Pan, 1995.

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Doyle, Michael "The History of Marshall". Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1993. #

Fielder, Hugh "Cream" [interview with Jack Bruce] in Record Collector October 1997 No.218, pp94-99.

Giulano, Geoffrey "The Illustrated Eric Clapton". London: Sunburst, 1994.

Neville, Richard "Hippie Hippie Shake". Melbourne, Aust: Heinemann, 1995

"The History of Rock". London: Orbis, 1984.

McDermott, John " Strange Brew" in Guitar World November 1977 Vol. 17 No. 11, pp72-81, 93.

Pidgeon, John "Eric Clapton: a biography". – Rev ed. London: Hutchinson, 1985 #

Platt, John "Disraeli Gears". –   NY: Schirmer, 1998 #

Roberty, Mark "Clapton: the complete chronicles". London: Pyramid, 1991.#

Roberty, Mark " Eric Clapton: the complete recording sessions 1963-1992". New York: St Martins, 1993

Roberty, Mark " Eric Clapton: the Eric Clapton Album - Thirty Years of Music and Memorabilia". New York: Viking Studio, 1994.#

Roberty, Mark " Eric Clapton: the new visual documentary". 2nd ed. London: Omnibus, 1990

Sandford, Christopher "Clapton: edge of darkness". London: Gollancz, 1995.#

Welch, Chris "Cream: strange brew". Chessington, UK: Castle, 1994.#

Welch, Chris "Cream:
the legendary sixties supergroup". London: Balafon/Miller Freeman, , 2000.#

Magazines: Guitar World, Guitar Player, Record Collector and others

Plus the knowledge of Bob Elliott and Dan Tingstrom and the tolerance of Rick

And my memory - very dodgy!

Those sources marked with # are highly recommended


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Sources on Jimi

Giuliano, Geoffrey "The Illustrated Jimi Hendrix". London: Sunburst, 1994.

Mitchell, Mitch " The Hendrix Experience".London: Pyramid, 1990.#

Shapiro, Harry "Jimi Hendrix: electric gypsy". New York: St Martin's, 1990 #


Sources on The Who

Ashley, Brian "Whose Who?". London: NEL, 1978.

Giuliano, Geoffrey "Behind Blue Eyes: a life of Pete Townshend". London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996.#

Marsh, Dave "Before I Get Old: the story of the Who". London: Plexus, 1983.#

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About me (if you’re interested, its pretty boring)

I’m a Librarian at Penrith City Library (Sydney, Australia) mainly doing systems management e.g. I set up and manage this web server. I found Derek’s site and thought I could do something like that instead of just taking care of machines & WinNT! So I started work on my Cream site to compliment Derek’s. It was also a chance to learn Frontpage and web page design. (That's basically an excuse for some vanity publishing!)

Cream was my first real music interest starting in 1969 or possibly late 1968 (it was a long time ago). Intensely listening to their music for my reviews has re-affirmed that they were/are musicians of the very highest calibre. Cream was a combination of enormously creative individuals that produced music (studio and live) that is unique and a fountain-head for Rock music. They were, luckily for me, a great starting point as they were my first step on the path that inexorably led to the river that is Jazz. I’ve been collecting records and, now CDs, ever since.

I’m not interested in a flash site just informational – a serious, heavy site. When I’m satisfied with what I’ve done on Cream, I'm going to do a Ginger Baker site, as there’s already excellent sites for Jack and Eric, especially because I love drumming!!!.

Check out my recommended, obscure, post Cream music and hey, TAKE A CHANCE, I did over 25 years ago and still continue to!

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My friend from Melbourne - Mark Wakeham & Me
(the house name plaque was a present from my wife for '98 Christmas
and is actually a private joke - so don't blame me)

Updated 21st Dec 1999

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