Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker unleashed one of the great debut albums by a Rock trio on this day in 1966 when Cream's debut album Fresh Cream hit the streets.
Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on December 9 include...
1934 Junior Wells is born Amos Wells, Memphis.
1941 Dan Hicks is born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1962 George Martin sees the Beatles for the first time at the Cavern Club.
1967 Jim Morrison gets maced while showering with a female fan backstage. The Doors front man later gets arrested for taunting police from the stage during the concert in New Haven, Connecticut.
1969 Jacob Dylan is born.
1972 Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Steve Winwood, Richie Havens and Peter Sellers participate in an orchestral production of the Who's Tommy at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
1974 George Harrison releases Dark Horse.
1978 Blues Brothers Soul Man single released.
1992 Bill Wyman announces he's leaving the Rolling Stones.
1997 Elton John delivers $32 million check from sales of Candle In The Wind remake in tribute to Princess Diana and sung by him at her funeral to Princess Di Fund.
2006 U2 closes Vertigo tour with Hawaii performance. Band is joined onstage by opener Pearl Jam and surprise guest Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
2010 Florida Governor Charlie Crist secures a pardon for Jim Morrison on wrongful conviction the singer had exposed himself during a March, 1969 Doors concert in Miami.
2013 Billy Joel and Carlos Santana get Kennedy Center recognition.
2010 adopted son of David Gilmour arrested after scaling a statue during protest in London over tuition hikes.
2017 Auction of Neil Young's model trains, musical equipment and vintage cars raises big money for Bridge School...