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A collection of approximately 200 previously unpublished 35mm color transparencies and black and white negatives of Cream performing on stage in Connecticut, USA in 1968; the shots taken by teenage photographer and fan Jeremy Ross comprise: - 69 35mm color transparencies of Cream on stage at Staples High School, Westport, Ct, March 27th, 1968 - of these approx. 25 individual shots of Jack Bruce; 4 of Eric Clapton and 5 of Ginger Baker; the others group shots showing either 2 or all 3 band members; - 71 35mm color transparencies and approx. 65 black and white negatives of Cream during their Farewell Tour on stage at New Haven Arena, New Haven, CT on October 11th, 1968 - of these approx. 14 color and 10 black and white individual shots of Eric Clapton; 28 color and 15 black and white of Ginger Baker; 19 black and white of Jack Bruce the others group shots showing either 2 or all 3 band members.

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Lot Essay

The vendor's father worked for LIFE Magazine and founded Time-LIFE Books. Jeremy Ross recalled that his father gave him the opportunity to photograph his rock heroes and encouraged him ...to become a photographer at an early age, and by my mid-teens, I was avidly photographing rock musicians....He taught me to do it LIFE-style, by carrying a Nikon loaded with early high speed color film and another with BW film -- all the while making lots of exposures...I first photographed Cream at my local High School in Westport, CT and again on their first farewell tour in New Haven. I experienced a dream come true...

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