Blind Faith was a British blues rock supergroup from Surrey, England. He was trained in 1969 by Eric Clapton ex-Cream and Steve Winwood ex-Traffic, following the separation of their respective former group.
The group was created in 1969 in London, improvising and working on new musical ideas in Clapton's house in Surrey. At the initiative of Winwood, Ginger Baker, the former Cream drummer, is invited to join them for studio recordings. Ric Grech, bassist of the Family group that he leaves in full tour, is also invited. Finally, producer Jimmy Miller joins them to supervise the recordings.
The news of the band's formation created a wave of public excitement and a free concert was held in Hyde Park (London) on June 7, 1969. The press reported that the band's reduced repertoire had disappointed the crowd of 100,000 people who also expected to hear songs from the Cream and Traffic era. The recording of the album continued and was followed by a short tour in Scandinavia, then in the United States from July 12 (New York, Madison Square Garden) to August 24 (Hawaii) with, among others, Free and Delaney and Bonnie .
The reaction of the public in the United States was similar to that received in the United Kingdom and the group began replaying some titles of Cream and Traffic to appease the audience. The band splits immediately after this tour. Two main reasons were put forward: on the one hand the band did not want to become a pastiche of Cream and on the other hand Eric Clapton got together during the tour with members of the group Delaney and Bonnie who was the first part of Blind Faith , which gradually pushed him away from the initial project with Steve Winwood. Eric Clapton will later join Delaney and Bonnie, with whom he will record On Tour with Eric Clapton.