#FF — Misfits


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Once upon a time there was a Scottish boy who bounced around with his folks, an English boy abandoned by his teenage mother, and a London boy who started out by banging on noisy pieces of war rubble after his dad was blown up.

The rough-hewn lads were looked at as freak losers by many. Outcast, reject, and orphan, they knew they didn’t fit in. Only later they’d understand why that’s ok.

The forces of the universe often converge in such a way that there is no ignoring the hand of a deity. Like in 1966. They called themselves Cream.

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the creative host of Friday Fictioneers.
Dale, the photo is fabulous and I immediately thought of Cream when I saw it.

55 Comments Add yours

  1. Nobbinmaug says:

    Interesting brief bio. All I know about Cream is Eric Clapton was a member, and my parents liked them or at least him. It seems people who overcome such adversity can go on the achieve great things.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Nobbin. Yes they can. Glad to see you back.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        Thank you. It’s good to be back.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome.

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    You’ve taken a leaf out of Rochelle’s book

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  3. granonine says:

    Never heard of them before. Learn something new every day 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You might recognize some of their songs, but glad to have introduced them to you, Linda 🙂

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  4. Sadje says:

    Love this story. Overcoming adversity and challenges to become a celebrity is a wonderful achievement

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  5. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    The Cream of the crop…a great drummer and great band. Not a guy I would have crossed lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I bought some headphones a month or so ago, and oh what a difference in the quality of the sound with them. I love this group! Ginger was a mean old man and you’re right nobody to tangle with as a young man.

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  6. draliman says:

    I vaguely remember them. I think I even liked one or two of their songs!

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  7. Sandra says:

    Wonderful trip down memory lane. Thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Sandra.

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  8. They certainly made lemonade (sorry Cream 🙂 ) out of the lemons they were handed 😉

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  9. memadtwo says:

    They found a home…and shared it with the world. (K)

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  10. Iain Kelly says:

    A nice reminder of humble beginnings. It’s unfortunate that some of Mr. Clapton’s opinions and behaviour have somewhat tainted his great music for me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      What opinions and behavior? I know he did a lot of drugs/alcohol over the years and maybe some domestic violence. Is there more to know?

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      1. Iain Kelly says:

        He’s come out with anti-lockdown, anti-masker songs recently, alongside Van Morrison 😦

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        1. msjadeli says:

          What the ???? Are he and Old Van losin it or what? Maybe they’re mad they aren’t earning $$$ from touring? Thanks for letting me know.

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          1. Iain Kelly says:

            Yeah, this was a whole new level of stupid!

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  11. Dear Lisa,

    This is a piece after my own heart. Love it!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, glad you enjoyed their origin story. Thank you 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  12. They were certainly the cream of the crop in their day. Nice one.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Keith, yes they were. I have their live at the BBC sessions which is really good.

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  13. Lovely little bio story! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  14. Dora says:

    Outstanding origin story, how lives converge to align and create that heal and bring joy!💜❤️

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  15. plaridel says:

    who would have thought? but such is life.

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  16. I enjoyed this story, the way they found each other and rose to succeed. I hadn’t heard of Cream, but now I know. Thanks!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Go check out some more of their music on youtube if you get a chance. Good stuff! Thanks for reading and your comments, Brenda 🙂

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  17. I didn’t know their story. This was a quick and informative little bio.
    I’m off to listen to some more tunes.
    I liked it, Lisa. Have a wonderful weekend,
    Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Much thanks, Isadora. Happy listening!

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  18. pennygadd51 says:

    Neatly told. I like the microbiographies for each of them before you tell us who they were.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I’ve watched really good documentaries on Ginger and Eric recently and wanted to share some of their important info.

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  19. Dale says:

    What a great into to each member’s humble beginnings. Wonderfully done, Lisa. And super happy you enjoyed the photo, too 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Dale and I did 🙂

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  20. Wow – what a fascinating take on how the band formed. They were part of the soundtrack of my 20’s. Thank you Jade.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you know and like them 🙂

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  21. Such a cool story. And yes, I love Eric Clapton. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the story, David. EC Rulz!

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  22. magarisa says:

    A great character sketch, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Adele.

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      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome, Li. It’s Magarisa, by the way. 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oh dear, very sorry! Not sure why I thought your name was Adele.

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          1. magarisa says:

            No problem! 🙂

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  23. Laurie Bell says:

    Fabulous piece! I really enjoyed the build up in this. Indeed misfits find their people and thrive. Love it.

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