White Room hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 1 January 1969 and remained there for 3 weeks.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – the story behind White Room
Jack Bruce sang and played bass on the song, Eric Clapton overdubbed guitar parts, Ginger Baker played drums and timpani, and Felix Pappalardi – the group’s producer – contributed violas. Clapton played his guitar through a wah-wah pedal to achieve a “talking-effect”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Room
This song is about depression and hopelessness, but the setting is an empty apartment. The lyrics were written by a poet named Pete Brown, who was a friend of Cream bass player Jack Bruce, the lead vocalist on the track. Brown also wrote the words for “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “I Feel Free” and “SWLABR.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/cream/white-room
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Songwriter and poet Pete Brown tells the story behind the song ‘White Room’ by Cream. A short 2018 documentary by Top 2000 a gogo (Dutch Public Television).
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