Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bloatermog The Lost Cream Gig: Here in Bournemouth we now have The Bourne Beat Bar which has a fabulous display of artefacts relating to the ever-vibrant Bournemouth beat and rock scene from the early 1950's to the present day. Posters, photographs, concert tickets, programmes and musical instruments bedeck the walls, and there's also a 'Beatles In Bournemouth' lounge filled with photos from the times they spent in and around the town.
That's all well and good, and we are extremely proud of it and owner, Dave Robinson, has created an amazing 'museum' for interested people to go and have a quiet drink whilst marvelling at this wonderful expanse of our local rock heritage.
But Cream played a gig at Bournemouth's Pavilion in August 1966, a very early show in their carreer for which it seems they earned £45, and it has escaped Chris Welch's numerous Cream books and even the listings of 'all' of their gigs which appeared in their Albert Hall dates programme in 2005.
There are loads of local rock fans who went to the gig and watched them play, along with a couple of the venue's DJ's who remember it well, but there doesn't seem to be any proof by way of a ticket stub, local newspaper advertisement or concert poster to nail down the exact date of this errant 1966 concert.
Can anyone out there supply this info, please?

Also relating to Cream, there's a great 'coffee table' style 12" x 12" book titled 'Cream - The Lost Scottish Tour' which I found on Amazon. The front cover doesn't immediately make it obvious it's Cream as it's a time-lapse photo of Ginger Baker drumming, which is probably why I was the first person to review it. A splendid book well worth investing in if you're a fan of the band and their music.