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Eric Clapton: “Ginger Is An Incredible Human Being With Fantastic Potential”

“He influenced me as a drummer. But not as a person.” That’s what Free/Bad Company member Simon Kirke said about former Cream/Blind Faith skinsman Ginger Baker in the must-see documentary, Beware Of Mr. Baker, out […]

02/28/2013

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Rick Rubin Wanted Ginger Baker To Be Black Sabbath’s Drummer

Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker playing for Black Sabbath? It’s not a classic rock version of fantasy football – it was an actual suggestion floated by Sabbath’s producer, Rick Rubin. In a recent Rolling Stone […]

02/12/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Eric Clapton On Cream: ‘I Could Hold My Own’

Even if you don’t like Ginger Baker‘s work in Cream and Blind Faith (among many other groups), the documentary Beware Of Mr. Baker is a compelling film. If you’re a music fan, you’ll enjoy hearing how his […]

01/25/2013

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Revealed: Ten Unanswered Questions From ‘Beware Of Mr. Baker’

Former Cream and Blind Faith member Ginger Baker is arguably the greatest drummer in rock and roll history. Another argument could be made that he’s the most difficult drummer to deal with. A new documentary, Beware […]

01/24/2013

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Hendrix At 70: From Lemmy To Frampton, Legends Sound off

Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.

11/26/2012

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Hendrix At 70: “It Sounds Like Something Not Of This World” – Vernon Reid and Jack Bruce of Spectrum Road

It’s a given that Jimi’s music has influenced every generation who followed him; but he also influenced everyone playing rock music when he first hit the scene. Spectrum Road is a supergroup that features Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, who grew up listening to Jimi, and Jack Bruce, whose band Cream was already popular by the time Hendrix debuted.

11/15/2012

Rock Flashback: The Bosstown Sound

In 1968, a record producer named Alan Lorber started hyping “the Bosstown Sound” as a marketing concept. Other American cities had their influential scenes — Detroit, Memphis, San Francisco — so why not Boston? The […]

08/12/2011

Five Things About…The Music of “The Sopranos”

One of the most fascinating aspects of Tony Soprano’s character is his taste for thoroughly mainstream classic rock. We expect literary heroes (and Tony Soprano is one) to have distinctive or quirky taste, but there’s […]

04/12/2011

Rock Flashback: Robin Trower

This week in 1945, guitarist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robin Trower[/lastfm] was born in Catford, England. Like many British kids in the early ’60s, he was enchanted by American rhythm and blues music — his first band, [lastfm […]

03/10/2011

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