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'No plans' for fresh Cream shows
Cream's Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton at Madison Square Gardens
The concerts sold out in less than two hours
Rock guitarist Eric Clapton's reunion with his former band Cream for concerts in London and New York signal a parting of the ways once more, say promoters.

The two concerts saw a return to the stage for the first time since the group broke up in 1968.

Tickets for the events - which took place in London in May and New York this week - sold out in two hours.

Publicist Kristen Foster said the band, famous for songs such as I Feel Free, have no future plans.

Health problems

Clapton, 60, is said to have agreed to play as Cream once more because of the failing health of the other former members of the band.

Despite being together for less than three years, Cream recorded three albums which sold more than 35 million copies.

At the Royal Albert Hall in May, where the group last played in 1968, the audience gave members a standing ovation, as Clapton told them: "Thanks for waiting all those years!"

In Madison Square Gardens on Wednesday, despite their style being dubbed by some US newspapers as "geezer" rock, the band's concert won generally glowing reviews.

Worries that the age and health problems for the three musicians - Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Clapton - were "put to rest as soon as Cream took the stage" wrote Modern Guitar Magazine's Tom Guerra.


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