[Slowhand] Ginger: I'll show you mine....
turbineltd at btconnect.com
Thu Nov 6 07:42:49 EST 2008
What is the matter with these guys?
Cream drummer Ginger Baker vows to strip off in court
The drummer in 1960s band Cream is planning to drop his trousers in court to
prove he didn't have a sexual relationship with his assistant.
By Matthew Moore
Last Updated: 11:07AM GMT 06 Nov 2008
Ginger Baker, 69, said he is willing to strip off to help secure the
prosecution of Lindiwe Noko, who is accused of defrauding him out of
Ms Noko claims that she was the musician's lover and he gave her the money
as a gift, but he says he can prove that they were never intimate.
"I've a scar that only a woman who had a thing with me would know. It's
there and she doesn't know it's there," he told The Guardian's People
column. He refused to divulge the nature of the scar, unless Ms Noko found
"I'm quite prepared to strip. It may well come down to it," he added.
Mr Baker played alongside Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton in the psychedelic
rock group until their split in 1968. Since then he has played with several
self-titled bands inlcuding Ginger Baker's Air Force, as well as stints with
Hawkwind and Public Image Limited. He reunited with his former Cream
bandmates for gigs in 1993 and 2005.
He now lives in South Africa, where the fraud case will come before a court
in January. He met Ms Noko at the bank where she worked as a clerk. They
became friends, but he alerted police after discovering money missing from
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