Songwriter and poet Pete Brown, who co-wrote “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room” for short-lived rock supergroup Cream in the 1960s, has died. He was 82.
According to a post on his Facebook page, London resident Brown died of cancer late Friday (May 20).
Brown, a poet who worked in the same circles as Allen Ginsberg and Spike Milligan, was asked by drummer Ginger Baker to help write songs for Cream, a band he formed with guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce had.
He also helped write the group’s song “I Feel Fine” and formed a songwriting partnership with Bruce after Cream broke up that lasted more than four decades.