This week in 1969, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker bid the world goodbye with an album by the same name, closing the book on rock’s very first supergroup. Like Wheels of Fire, Goodbye blended live recordings with studio recordings. The album's most celebrated contribution to the Cream legacy was a tune simply named “Badge.” Written by Clapton and George Harrison, the song's descending chord progression in D would be exploited by the likes of Boston, REO Speedwagon, and many AOR brethren for years to come.

In 2005 Cream reunited at The Royal Albert Hall to relive 1969's Goodbye concert.

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