Photograph by Jim Simpson

GINGER BAKER / 1967 / THE SWAN, YARDLEY

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

“I know I’m a bit of a monster,” GINGER BAKER told Melody Maker in 1964 and, so far as we know, he never knowingly passed up an opportunity to demonstrate it. Peter Edward Baker, born in South London in 1939, played with several rather uncool trad bands before joining Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated where his long and troubled relationship with the late Jack Bruce began. Together they jumped ship to join the Graham Bond Organisation, but Baker had his mind set on bigger things. After the now notorious Graham Bond tour with the Moody Blues and Chuck Berry where he concentrated on enhancing his reputation as a hellraiser, Baker poached John Mayall’s guitar man, Eric Clapton, to join him and Bruce in what was probably the UK’s first supergroup, Cream. Their influence on generations of blues and rock bands has been monumental and still resonates today, even though they were only active from 1966 to 1968, plus a couple of brief reunions. Ginger went on to join Blind Faith and then form Ginger Baker’s Air Force, so-called because they were always high.