Eric Clapton was reportedly reprimanded by police for speeding after being pulled over.
The rocker, 71, was travelling in his Porsche car in Surrey, England on Tuesday (26Apr16) when a police officer forced him to stop at a service station.
The former Cream guitarist, who lives in a Surrey mansion near to his birthplace of Ripley, was driving in the area on the A3 dual carriageway road - which has a speed limit of 40mph - when reprimanded by officers. It is not known what speed the rocker was driving at.
"Suddenly Eric Clapton arrived at the petrol station," an onlooker tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. "It was very funny because we all thought he was there to be part of the film, but then a police car pulled up.
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Veteran rocker Ginger Baker is facing surgery after doctors diagnosed "serious heart problems" last month (Feb16).
The former Cream drummer has been forced to cancel a series of appearances and performances after doctors insisted he needed to rest, but Ginger hopes his "brilliant" cardiologist will have him back onstage soon.
"Yesterday, he inserted a tube into the artery at my right wrist and fed it all the way to my heart - quite an experience," Baker wrote on Facebook on Thursday (24Mar16).
"He was taking pictures of my heart from inside. Amazing technology. There are two options for surgery and, depending on how strong my old lungs are, they may do both... (He) says he’s going to get me playing again."
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Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker has cancelled all planned tour dates due to medical issues.
The 76-year-old is suffering from heart problems and it seems his time on the road with his band Air Force is over permanently.
"just seen doctor...," Baker writes on his website. "big shock.... no more gigs for this old drummer.... everything is off.... of all things i never thought it would be my heart....."
Baker last performed in London in January (16). He was slated to head back out on the road again in the U.K. in April (16).
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Ginger Baker Led An All-star Tribute To His Cream Bandmate Jack Bruce In London On Saturday Night (24oct15).
Marking the first anniversary of the singer and bass player's death, Baker was joined by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Vernon Reid and Bruce's daughter Aruba Red at the Roundhouse benefit.
The concert ended with rousing renditions of Cream's Sunshine of Your Love and We're Going Wrong featuring all the performers.
Bruce died of liver failure on October 25, 2014. He was 71.
Well, it does exactly what it says on the box. The 57 tracks on this 'Magic Bus' compilation run from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, but, with remarkable perspicacity, the compiler has mixed them up very cleverly.
The CDs are called 'Turn On', 'Tune In' and 'Drop Out' and the songs on each one reflect, more or less, their monikers. Thus, on CD1 Scott McKenzie rubs shoulders with Barry McGuire, CD2 is full of singer-songwriters; Dylan, Cat Stevens and the like; whilst CD3 rocks it up with STEPPENWOLF and Cream.
What this collection is selling is nostalgia and it does it very, very well. Anyone who grew up through the years in question will remember every one of these songs and probably sing along with them too. It has to be said that there are two major omissions though, there is nothing by either The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Down to licensing presumably. That said, this is an absolutely classic collection that has been selected with extreme care and, dare it be said, love.
Ginger Baker Is Set To Perform At A Tribute Concert Honouring His Cream Bandmate Jack Bruce In October (15).
The drummer will celebrate Bruce's life and music career at the Sunshine Of Your Love gig on 24 October (15), a day before the first anniversary of his bandmate's death.
Baker will be joined by acts including Joss Stone, Roxy Music star Phil Manzanera, Jethro Tull rocker Ian Anderson and Living Colour frontman Vernon Reid at London's Roundhouse venue for the concert.
The tribute will raise money for one of Bruce's favourite charities, East Anglia's Children Hospices (EACH).
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Jack Bruce's funeral took place in north London yesterday (05.11.14), with family joined by mourners including his Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.
The 71-year-old bassist - who died from liver disease last month - was laid to rest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London yesterday (05.11.14), and mourners including his Cream bandmates Eric and Ginger Baker, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, Procol Harum frontman Gary Brooker, guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour, and musician Nitin Sawhney sand 'Morning Has Broken', 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and Jack's own 'Theme For An Imaginary Western' at the service.
The musician's friend Pete Brown shared a number of stories at the funeral, while his wife Margrit also paid tribute and his children Malcolm, Natasha and Kyla added their own reminiscences. Additionally, a poem written by Jack's son Corin was also read, and a musical tribute penned by Eric was played to mourners.
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The service will be a private family affair at Golders Green Crematorium in north London, but devotees have been asked to show their support by greeting the bassist at the end of his final journey.
A post on the late rocker's website reads, "Jack's private funeral will be held on Wednesday 5th November at 10Am... He always liked a good audience, so fans are welcome to cheer his arrival at the final 'gig'."
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The guitar great called the bassist, who passed away on Saturday (25Oct14), a "great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me” in a Facebook.com post on Sunday (26Oct14) and has since updated his official website with Bruce's most important music, together with a biography about his late pal.
Clapton also posted a brief acoustic instrumental track, titled For Jack.
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Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker have paid tribute to the bassist following his death on Saturday (25.10.14).
The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.
Eric wrote on his Facebook page: ''He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.''
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The sons of the 'Sons of Cream' reunite to perform at The Brook Southampton. Kofi Baker, Drums , dad Ginger Baker and Malcolm Bruce, bass, dad Jack Bruce, was joined by Godfrey Townsend on lead guitar, as they paid tribute to the first "supergroup" of the 1960s - Southampton, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th April 2013