Ginger Baker Documentary To Be Released
A documentary about Cream’s Ginger Baker is to be released on DVD on May 17.
Directed by Jay Bulger, ‘Beware Of Mr Baker’ captures the 73 year-old rock legend reflecting on his life from his South African home and follows him as he embarks on a 30-date sold-out European tour. The film also features interviews from Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and John Lydon.
Best known as the drummer for Cream and Blind Faith, Baker, who began as a jazz drummer and formed Cream with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in 1966, claims to have been The Rolling Stones’ first drummer.
Speaking to the Guardian earlier this year, Baker said: “If truth be known, I was the Stones’ first drummer. We used to do the interval for Alexis Korner with Mick Jagger, who was like Korner’s protégé, and Brian Jones. I got on very well with Brian, so we formed a band. Then Charlie [Watts] left Alexis Korner so I could join, and I got Charlie into the Stones. But it was Brian who set the Stones on its path.”