I first saw steve at the Big Apple club in Munich in 1965. He was 17, one year younger than me. He played a creme colored Strat, a Hammond B3 and sang like no Brit I have ever heard. As a guitarist of 40 years experience and as a film composer, it is my schooled opinion that Steve is God. I love Eric, but believe that Cream hype created an overating for Mr.Clapton that to his fortune exist today as a legacy of dishonest rock fantacy.