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"Cream" farewell tour in 1968....

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October 24, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 24, 1968

* David Peel & The Lower East Side Band
* "Have a Marijuana" debut album advertisement
* CREAM British rock band - Spectrum concert ad
* Eric Clapton - Ginger Baker - Jack Bruce

Page 33 has a 6 x 3 1/2 inch advertisement for "CREAM" for there upcoming appearance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. This was part of the Goodbye Tour and one of the very last concerts for this famed band.

source: Steve Hoffman music forums: Clapton: "I remember one show at the Philadelphia Spectrum...and I was playing the Gibson Firebird...and it was one of our greatest gigs ever. I was flying; no confusion, no indecision about when to stop, start, come in, go out; I wasn't tired, I seemed to get more elevated through the evening, one of my greatest gigs ever." The view is seconded by Jack Bruce, who later tells Tony Bacon: "The Spectrum is one of the very best gigs in America, if not the best. Philadelphia is a great rock music town. I've played that a few times, and it's always been great. A rocking gig; great audience."

Page 35 has a full page advertisement for David Peel's "Have a Marijuana" debut album. (see images)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Other interesting items from the counter-culture era. Complete in 72 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, minor margin wear, generally in very nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century