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Ginger Baker Hellraiser

Author : Ginger Baker
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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.


Author : Chris Welch
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Written by a well-known rock biographer, this first account of rock's first three-man supergroup chronicles Cream from its formation in 1966 to its breakup a mere two years later--analyzing the group's working methods and offering detailed histories of all the band's recordings. 100 color photos.

Ginger Baker A Drummer s Tale

Author : Ginger Baker
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"It's been a lot of fun getting involved with sourcing the material for this special project. Finding some of my art work that had been hidden away for several decades was amazing and brought back many memories. I've used some quotes here from my auto-biography 'Hellraiser' (John Blake 2009) and also from Nettie, to give you a flavor of all things Baker! I have always been interested in all areas of creative endeavour and I hope you enjoy this collection as much as we all did putting it together." Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker Coloring Book for Adults

Author : Cindy Howe
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Ginger Baker Coloring Book for Adults is a fun anti-stress adult coloring book. Our coloring books are perfect for relaxation and as a natural stress reliever.

Encyclopedia of Classic Rock

Author : David Luhrssen
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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

Clapton Updated Edition

Author : Chris Welch
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World-renowned singer/songwriter and epic guitar player Eric Clapton has won 18 Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. This is his incredible story. Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists--ever. His five-decade-long career includes time with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, the Plastic Ono Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos, and his own solo work, as well as participation in Crossroads festivals and appearances at the Concert for Bangladesh, the Last Waltz, Live Aid, and the Secret Policeman's Other Ball. Along the way, he has won seven Grammy Awards and has had eighteen gold, eight platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums--including a ten-times platinum LP. And he's the only musician to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times--as a solo performer and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. From respected author and rock journalist 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 follows Clapton's remarkable career--from his earliest days with 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.


Author : Chris Welch
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Classic Rock Drummers

Author : Ken Micallef
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(Book). Exploring technique, history, musicality and instrumental details, this book covers every aspect of the major drummers of the classic rock era: Keith Moon (The Who), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), among others. Each drummer's standout tracks are here in detail: choice of notes, how the parts strengthened and supported the music, and lasting influences on the drummers of today and music at large. The accompanying audio features sound samples of the styles of the profiled drummers. Includes historically accurate drum equipment setups.

British Jazz Drummers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: English jazz drummers, Scottish jazz drummers, Welsh jazz drummers, Ginger Baker, Bill Bruford, Tony Oxley, Gary Husband, Simon Phillips, Richard James Burgess, Phil Seamen, Roger Turner, Jon Hiseman, Ronnie Verrell, Tony Crombie, Martin France, Robert Brian, Ken Hyder, John Stanley Marshall, John Stevens, Spike Wells, Basil Kirchin, Ronnie Stephenson, Jack Parnell, Seb Rochford, Tony Levin, Bill Eyden, Steve Arguelles, Allan Ganley, Martin Drew, Clark Tracey, Tony Kinsey, John Armatage, Tim Giles, Barry Martyn, Jed Williams, Jackie Dougan, Kenny Clare, Lennie Hastings, Trevor Tomkins, George Fierstone. Excerpt: William Scott "Bill" Bruford (born 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent) is an English drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner . He was the original drummer for the progressive rock group Yes, from 1968-1972. Bruford has performed for numerous popular acts since the early 1970s, including a stint as touring drummer for Genesis in 1976. Following his departure from Yes and at various times until 1997, Bruford was the drummer for progressive rock band King Crimson. Bruford moved away from progressive rock to concentrate on jazz, leading his own jazz group, Earthworks, for several years. He retired from public performance in 2009, but continues to run his two record labels and to speak about music. His autobiography, Bill Bruford: The Autobiography, was published in early 2009. He began playing the drums when he was thirteen, and was influenced by jazz drumming, which would manifest itself on early Yes albums and would remain an influence on his style throughout his career. He had success in the early seventies during his time with Yes playing on their first five albums including the LPs The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close to the Edge. He left Yes in 1972, returning briefly for the Union...

Rock Band Name Origins

Author : Greg Metzer
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This book details the origins of the names of 240 musical acts, focusing on the most popular groups (and a few individual performers) from the 1960s through today. Even casual music fans will recognize almost all of the acts discussed. A few one-hit wonders are included simply because their name is so unusual (Mungo Jerry, for example) that they warrant a place in the study. Each entry focuses on the meaning and/or origin of the act's name, what it had been called previously, and any other names that were considered and rejected during the naming process. Also included are facts and figures about the act's history and place in the rock music pantheon, the year the act was formed, the names of original members and later members of note and the act's best known hit. The book lists bands alphabetically to give the casual reader the opportunity to open it to any page and read at leisure, the historian the ability to easily pinpoint the subject of his or her research, or the die-hard rock fan the chance to learn from A to Z the name origins of the biggest acts in rock and pop music history.

Whole Lotta Led Our Flight With Led Zeppelin

Author : Ralph Hulett
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In September 1968, four English lads gathered together for the first time in a small, stuffy London rehearsal room in a basement filled with wall-to-wall amplifiers. It was their first big tryout as musicians, and each of them was nervous. Would they come together as a band? Or would they crash and burn, becoming nothing but a rock footnote? Then the room exploded, with wailing chords, howling vocals, and a locked-tight rhythm section—a sonic assault of heretofore unknown power. Here for the first time was Led Zeppelin: the screaming rock guitar of Jimmy Page, the scorching blues vocals of Robert Plant, the driving jazz bass of John Paul Jones, and the power drumming of John Bonham. The session was amazing, electrifying, and stunning. The Zepp had arrived. There was no turning back. And rock entertainment would never be the same again. Told by the band, the musicians, the groupies, and the fans themselves, this chronicle of one of rock's greatest and most innovative bands comes alive with the hiss of turntables, the sweat of the crowd at the Fillmore East, the hustle and bustle of backstage life, and the electricity of small clubs where rock history was about to be made. It's a story about a band's influence on two impressionable guys, and the countless others who came to get the Led out and stayed to become part of rock 'n' roll legend. With exclusive and rare photos

The Gift of St David

Author : Geoffrey Peyton
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Because I am an avid rambler of the British countryside, someone suggested that I should take a walk along the coast of Pembrokeshire as it is a mirror image of my passion in hiking; that being the North Cornish Coast. I wasn't to be disappointed, and so I decided to spend a few days at the quaint village of Manorbier, which is just over 50 miles west of Swansea in South Wales. This was to be my finale of the year for treading Britain's natural countryside, and Manorbier became the autumn recluse for my finale of trekking for 2013 in the wilds of glorious Wales.

Eric Clapton Uncensored and on the Record

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Can s Tago Mago

Author : Alan Warner
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Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can's 1971 album Tago Mago. This hugely unique and influential album deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a musicologist. Novelist Alan Warner details the concrete music we hear on the album, how it was composed, executed and recorded--including the history of the album in terms of its release, promotion and art work. This tale of Tago Mago is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google. Warner includes a backtracking of the history of the band up to that point and also some description of Can's unique recording approach taking into account their home studio set up. Interviews with the two surviving members: drummer Jaki Liebezeit, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and bassist Holger Czukay make this a hilariously personal and illuminating picture of Can.

The Wee Rock Discography

Author : Martin Strong
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Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.

The Rough Guide to Rock

Author : Peter Buckley
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.


Author : Clic-books Digital Media
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SPANISH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #5: A new way to learn Spanish The GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT series is an entertaining way to practice your Spanish as a foreign language. It comprises a series of bilingual general knowledge quizzes, giving you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. Practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively. What? This ebook is a 100% bilingual text, comprising of a series of general knowledge quizzes that give you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! Why? Because people have busy lives, and developing your reading skills in a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Clic-books are about little and often. Whenever you have a few minutes free, practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively using fully bilingual texts. How? Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. As you work through the questions watch how quickly your Spanish reading skills improve! Read more about Clicbooks at: Keywords: learn Spanish, Spanish language, Spanish as a foreign language, bilingual texts, Spanish grammar, Spanish vocabulary, Spanish-English.

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Author : Marky Ramone
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The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it. When punk rock reared its spiky head in the early seventies, Marc Bell had the best seat in the house. Already a young veteran of the prototype American metal band Dust, Bell took residence in artistic, seedy Lower Manhattan, where he played drums in bands that would shape rock music for decades to come, including Wayne County, who pioneered transsexual rock, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who directly inspired the entire early British punk scene. If punk had royalty, in 1978 Marc became part of it when he was knighted “Marky Ramone” by Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee of the iconoclastic Ramones. The band of tough misfits were a natural fit for Marky, who dressed punk before there was punk, and who brought his “blitzkrieg” style of drumming as well as the studio and stage experience the band needed to solidify its lineup. Together, they changed the world. But Marky Ramone changed, too. The epic wear and tear of a dysfunctional group (and the Ramones were a step beyond dysfunction) endlessly crisscrossing the country and the world in an Econoline—practically a psychiatric ward on wheels—drove Marky from partying to alcoholism. When his life started to look more out of control then Dee Dee’s, he knew he had a problem. Marky left music in the mid-eighties to enter recovery and eventually returned to help the Ramones finally receive their due as one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Covering in unflinching detail the cult film Rock ’N’ Roll High School to “I Wanna Be Sedated” to Marky’s own struggles, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is an authentic and always honest look at the people who reinvented rock music, and not a moment too soon.

Rock Obituaries Knocking On Heaven s Door

Author : Nick Talevski
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The fascination with tragedy and the subsequent theatre of voyeurism are part of human nature, especially when it involves our icons, celebrities and musicians. Knocking On Heaven's Door is the definitive book of rock 'n' roll, pop, R&B and blues deaths. Often, only the biggest selling artists are written about and sometimes it is the death of a personality that cements their iconic status. Knocking On Heaven's Door not only covers the rock legends who lived hard and died young, this detailed reference contains over 1,000 obituaries of music industry personalities, famous and obscure from mid-fifties to the present day. Alphabetical entries of all the important individuals, including: noteworthy producers, managers, songwriters, record company founders A&R men and even critics, puts all the information at your finger tips. Nick Talevski has spent a decade researching this comprehensive and authoritative reference book and it will be an indispensable and practical addition to every music library, full of irresistible and intriguing information.

Arrest the Music

Author : Tejumola Olaniyan
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A bold, energetic, and lively musical biography on one of Africa's most popular and controversial stars, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti--the flamboyant originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the voiceless.