Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Ginger Baker: Hellraiser

Ginger Baker:  Hellraiser
Item# 9781844548170

Product Description

Publisher: John Blake

Author: Ginger Baker

Peter 'Ginger' Baker, the critically acclaimed musician who played a large part in popularising world music and enjoyed global success with more than one supergroup to his name, tells his story for the first time without any self-censorship. Peter recounts his humble beginnings in war-torn south London and his adopted home in South Africa, where he found his passion for African music and playing polo, and speaks about his life-long love of jazz, life on the road and his heroin addiction that could have cut him down in his prime in the 1960s. This colourful story delves into the public and personal life of the Cream star, his rock'n'roll past and his plans and hopes for the future. (pb)