Pete Brown, co-writer of 'Sunshine of Your Love,' for rock group Cream, dies at 82

A post on his Facebook page said London-based Brown died of cancer late on Friday


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Pete Brown. — Courtesy: Facebook
Pete Brown. — Courtesy: Facebook

Published: Sun 21 May 2023, 8:27 PM

Songwriter and poet Pete Brown, who co-wrote “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room” for the short-lived rock supergroup Cream in the 1960s, has died. He was 82.

The London-based Brown died of cancer late on Friday, according to a post on his Facebook page.

A poet who worked in the same circles as Allen Ginsberg and Spike Milligan, Brown was asked by drummer Ginger Baker to help write songs for Cream, a band he had formed with guitarist Eric Clapton and bass player Jack Bruce.

He also helped write the group's song “I Feel Free,” and formed a songwriting partnership with Bruce after Cream broke up that lasted more than four decades.

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