As a music fan there is always something new and great, but there really is something special about the songs you grew up listening to. For me, that was 70′s and 80′s classic rock. If I am in a shi**y mood, I throw in a little Zeppelin or Rush and take a trip back to rolling in my mom’s T-Bird. Now every Wednesday you get to take that trip with me. It’s Way Back Wednesday with Butch, and today’s feature is from a band that formed on this day 48 years ago in 1966…Cream and “White Room.”

It was on this day in 1966 that Eric Clapton formed what some call the first ever super-group when he created Cream with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. Their sound was characterized by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, something unique and different before them. Cream decided that they would break up in May 1968 during a tour of the US, but in only 3 short years together made quite the impression.

Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," at number 67 and 61 respectively. They were also ranked number 16 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

"White Room" originally appeared on the US release of their double album Wheels of Fire in July 1968 and was released as a single in September 1968. It is one of, if not arguably, their most famous songs, along with "Sunshine of Your Love."

Now take a trip back 48 years with us to 1966 here...

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