8 Sep 10
Of great interest to Eric Clapton fans, Ginger Baker and his family have launched gingerbaker.co.uk. Created by the Baker family, it documents the legendary drummer’s incredible musical journey. In addition to an online store with special new releases on DVD and CD, official memorabilia and autographed items, the official website has a Ginger Baker History Archive. Covering the drummer’s time in GBO, Cream, Blind Faith, Airforce, Africa, BBM as well as the Ginger Baker Trio it includes photos and rare videos. The Press Archive section collects vintage articles from 1964 to 1971 with much material dedicated to Cream and Blind Faith, all direct from the Baker family’s personal collection. There’s also a Ginger Baker Drummers Forum where drummers can meet, talk and get in touch with Ginger and his son, Kofi to share ideas, experiences, to learn new skills and make friends. And naturally, there’s a section dedicated to Ginger’s kits and cymbals!
In addition to his exciting new website, Ginger maintains an official Facebook page.