A Great British institution, for all sorts of reasons. But behind Ginger’s wild-eyed, abrasive exterior lies the soul of a true musician, one with a deep love of jazz and of all things drum.
His incredible work with Cream, The Graham Bond Organization, Blind Faith and Airforce bear witness to his feel, swing, and jazz influence – the great British jazzer Phil Seamen was his mentor, after all. In his more recent output he has returned to jazz and world music collaborations with the likes of Fela Kuti.
Hugely influential, no doubt – and his legacy, particularly in the field of hard rock, is assured thanks to his ‘Toad’ solo and tracks like ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’.