1969 Song of the Day is- “Badge”- Cream.”Badge” written by Cream’s Eric Clapton and his friend Beatle George Harrison- is on the final Cream album “Goodbye”- and was released as a single. As a single it went to #18 in the United Kingdom and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
Badge was originally untitled- during the transfer for the album-the original sheet music was used to used to produce the liner notes and track listing. The only word that Clapton could make out was in Harrison’s writing “Bridge”- for the songs “Bridge” section- but Clapton couldn’t make out Harrison’s writing and took it for “Badge”-so that is according to Eric Clapton how the song got its name. Guests on the song- included Beatle George on rhythm guitar and Felix Pappalardi of Mountain- on organ and mellotron. Pappalardi was also the producer.