ROCK PAPER FILM

Cream

An incredibly rare poster for an early performance by British rock super trio Cream at the Guildhall in Southampton, England, on Friday 13th January 1967 in support of their recently released debut album Fresh Cream. Formerly members of other successful British bands, guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker had joined forces as Cream only the year before, forming what has since been regarded as the world's first supergroup, blending rock, blues, psychedelic rock, and a hint of jazz to create a unique sound.

According to the original contract for the gig, which came up for auction at Bonhams, the band were paid the grand total of £200 for the performance. Silkscreen printed in white on a very thin matte paper stock, this poster has survived in remarkably fine condition. The month JAN was applied to the poster as a snipe by the promoter.

As part of the backing process, the snipe was removed and reapplied, and we can confirm that there is nothing underneath the snipe, so one can assume that the original printer forgot to include the month on the poster, which was swiftly corrected prior to the show.

CONDITION
Excellent (A-)
Backed on japan paper. Prior to the backing, this poster had one light horizontal crease and some light creasing to upper right corner with a small (¾in.) horizontal tear from the right edge. The backing has smoothed and diminished these minor imperfections so that they are virtually invisible. A snipe was applied in the same paper stock to correct the month JAN ahead of the show. A superb example of an extremely scarce poster

MEASUREMENTS
British Concert Poster
30¼ x 20¼ in. (77 x 51.5 cm.)

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