Ginger Baker - Hellraiser

Author: Ginger Baker

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 185782864X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 3561


Peter 'Ginger' Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who transcends genre, he's done much to popularise world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He is that rare thing - both critically acclaimed and globally successful. He has also lived a life more rock'n'roll than most.Ginger tells his story for the first time. It's often harrowing but outrageously honest as he journey's from war-torn south London to his adopted home in South Africa's beautiful Western Cape - where he has his own polo club. Along the way he tells of his life-long love of jazz, how he discovered the drums, life on the road and reveals the heroin use that should have killed him. He talks candidly of his three marriages, his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Cream in 1993, their 2005 reunion and his own plans for the future.

Colorado Rocks!

Author: G. Brown

Publisher: Pruett Publishing

ISBN: 9780871089304

Category: Music

Page: 194

View: 1242


Stars of David

Author: Scott R. Benarde

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7827


A fascinating and unexpected exploration of the Jewish roots of rock music illuminates the contributions of Jews and Judaism to the formation of the genre, including coverage of Jerry Lieber, Mike Stroller, Randy Newman, Billy Joel, Kinky Friedman, David Lee Roth, and of course, Bob Dylan--the musician formally known as Bob Zimmerman. Original. (Performing Arts)

Cream

Author: Chris Welch,Cream

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476851506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 8490


(Book). Written by Chris Welch, former Melody Maker journalist and Cream confidante, this newly-researched book is the first full account of rock's premiere three-man supergroup: guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker. From Cream's formation in 1966 to their breakup in 1968, the book analyzes the group's working methods and offers detailed descriptions of all their recordings. A special section explores the musical interactions of Clapton, Bruce and Baker, plus key songwriters Bruce and Pete Brown. With rare full-color photos throughout, it also includes a complete discography, studio sessionography, and diary of live shows.

Sideways in Neverland

Author: William Etling

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595806379

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 328

View: 2408


The "Neverland Valley-Welcome" sign depicts a little boy, bending over to talk to a troll. Peter Pan was playing at the packed eighty-seat, 7,000 square-foot theatre. Popcorn and drinks were dished up gratis to the mobs at the concession stand. On-screen, Captain Hook had ten wide-eyed children in white nightshirts bound and gagged, about to be fed to the crocodile. Nearby, amid the rides, a band was taking a break. Beat It thumped loudly from hidden speakers. A circus-like tent houses the bumper cars, where jubilant lads, faces flushed with excitement, rammed each other with enthusiasm. I freely admitted, there was no doubt that allegations of child molestation had hurt Jackson in this community. Where wouldn't such charges resonate? Sodom and Gomorrah? *** What did Michael Jackson's neighbors really think of him, or the other famous residents of the rural California wine country made famous by Sideways? Just two hours from Los Angeles, the honorable Old West lives on, with cowboys and Indians, a Danish village, stars, surfers, and more. *** "Though this is not truly a guidebook, Etling tips readers to wildflower fields, surfing spots, cave paintings and museums. Readers will forget Sideways and head south to eat with cowboys and celebrities at the Longhorn Cafe, watch a missile launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base and ski on Figueroa Mountain." San Francisco Chronicle

Encyclopedia of Classic Rock

Author: David Luhrssen,Michael Larson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835144

Category: Music

Page: 430

View: 7938


Examining one of the most popular and enduring genres of American music, this encyclopedia of classic rock from 1965 to 1975 provides an indispensable resource for cultural historians and music fans. • Provides readers with summaries of the careers of all significant rock artists during a peak period in the music's history • Proposes a theory for understanding the development and history of rock music • Presents the necessary historical and socioeconomic context to help readers more fully understand how rock music developed as it did during its formative decade • Offers information in an easily searchable A–Z format accompanied by sidebars, a bibliography, and a timeline that serves students' research projects

Gallagher, Marriott, Derringer & Trower

Author: Dan Muise

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634029561

Category: Music

Page: 310

View: 7774


"Rory Gallagher, Steve Marriott, Rick Derringer and Robin Trower are legends. The glue behind legendary barn-burning, hard-touring outfits like Taste, The Small Faces, Humble Pie, Johnny Winter, The Edgar Winter Group and Procol Harem, and later realizing their full potentials as solo artists, this is the first biography of four players whose dedication to music and virtuosity has been inspirational to a generation of fans and admirers." -- Back cover.

CRASH

Author: David Frangioni

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1647229790

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 1588


From snares to cymbals, drums are taking over the stage in this first-ever collected look into some of the most famous drum kits of rock and roll history. Crash is the definitive Illustrated history of the drum kits of rock ’n’ roll legends. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the makes and models, each kit is accompanied by commentary about the history of the kit, its special characteristics, as well as its significance to rock history. Including photographs of Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and many more, Crash is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous drum kits.

Hawkwind

Author: Ian Abrahams

Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780946719693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 9381


Hawkwind’s fusion of agit-prop and improvised space rock—including Lemmy and lyrics by Michael Moorcock—made them intriguing outsiders in rock. For over 30 years, Hawkwind have successfully existed outside the traditional music business, and spawned a fanatical fanbase. This high quality, authoritative biography contains dozens of new interviews with band members and over 100 rare illustrations, many published for the first time. With a cover designed by Hawkwind’s own sleeve artist Peter Pracownik and full co-operation of the all the key protagonists, this authoritative, high-quality biography is the definitive account of one of the UK’s most innovative bands.

Clapton - Updated Edition

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

View: 7483


One of Guitar World magazine's Top 15 rock books of 2011. He was born Eric Patrick Clapton, but you can just call him "Slowhand." Over the years, fans of Eric Clapton have debated the high points of an epic career in blues and rock ‘n' roll spanning nearly fifty years. Which song best epitomizes Clapton's skills as a songwriter? Which era?"the Yardbirds, Cream or his solo work?"stands about above the rest? Where does Clapton rank on the list of all-time guitar greats? Whatever your opinions may be, one this is for sure: few artists have contributed as much to the world of music as the six-string magician from Ripley. Put simply, one look at Clapton's five-decade-long résumé is enough to blow any rock ‘n' roll junkie's mind. It includes time with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, the Plastic Ono Band, Bonnie & Delaney, Derek and the Dominoes, and his own solo discography, not to mention his Crossroads festivals and appearances at the Concert for Bangladesh, the Last Waltz, Live Aid, the Secret Policeman's Other Ball, and so much more. Along the way, Clapton has won seven Grammy Awards and eighteen gold, eight platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums?"including one ten-times platinum LP. And if that weren't enough, he's also the only musician to have been inducted in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame three times?"as a solo performer and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. From respected author and rock journo Chris Welch, Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History is a beautifully illustrated celebration of all things Clapton. Packed with more than 400 photographs, guitars, concert posters, and other memorabilia, this first-of-its kind book also houses eleven chapters following Clapton's remarkable career?"from its earliest days to his various work in several now-legendary bands to his stunning solo career. Also included is a wealth of sidebars covering the gear Clapton has used through the years, as well as extensive appendices detailing his complete discography.