Ginger Baker is, without question, one of the foremost drummers of his generation, having formed the supergroups Cream and Blind Faith. In the early 1990s, Geoffrey Giuliano received an unsolicited call from Mr. Baker asking if he would be interested in writing his autobiography. From there a turbulent yet fruitful relationship ensued between the two men.
While the book they wrote has yet to be published, here, at last, are the in-depth, up front, and personal conversations the two unlikely friends recorded in a Western New York studio all those years ago. Ginger speaks his mind, holding forth on the particulars of his amazing life and work, and in so doing reveals something he has always ardently tried to hide - that he is really a lovely, caring, sensitive man.
For everyone interested in the history, art, and cultural significance of the popular music of the 20th century, this series is a once-in-a-lifetime must-have audio event. Perfect for universities and all educational media.
Episode 14: On the end of Cream. Working with George Harrison and Billy Preston at Apple. A rock star’s heroin habit. The Goodbye Cream LP. An encounter with the LAPD. The Blind Faith tour.
Contains adult language and mature themes. Not recommended for children.
Produced by Fred Betschen
Edited by Macc Kay
Project Coordinator Alex Franchi