Kent, England – Ginger Baker the legendary drummer of ‘Cream’ arrived home to surprise two burglars ransacking his home in Kent England. The 2 men identified later by Police are Nigel Fawlty 32, and Basil Thatcher 27. Baker age 76, long known for his vicious temper and surly attitude, attacked the two men, knocking them to the ground. Baker smashed a vase over Nigel Fawlty’s head while pummeling Basil Thatcher in the groin with a claw hammer. He proceeded to beat both men bloody for the next 20 minutes eventually sodomizing Mr. Thatcher with his walking stick. Baker eventually ripped Mr. Fawlty’s arm from the socket and beat Mr. Thatcher with the stolen limb. Mr. Fawlty managed to call police with his cell phone when Baker took a break from the beatings to have a smoke. When Police arrived the men were found sobbing in the bathroom begging police to take them away from this madman! Baker who has been in ill health lately with COPD and a Heart Condition said “If this would have been 10 years ago, I would have killed both of them and eaten their hearts”. Fawlty and Thatcher were charged with trespass and breaking and entering.
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It’s the kind of find that record collectors dream about. In 2002, Warren Hill is idly flipping through the records at a Chelsea flea market when he comes across an acetate with “The Velvet Underground” and the date “4-25-66” handwritten on the label. He pays a whopping $.75 for the item and soon discovers that it contains previously unheard recordings from the Velvet Underground’s very first professional recording sessions, which took place at NYC’s Sceptre Studios. His $.75 purchase will later sell at auction for just over $25,000. The music itself is soon widely bootlegged and eventually given canon status on the “super deluxe” 35th anniversary edition of* The Velvet Underground & Nico*, released in 2012. While the differences from the album versions are sometimes negligible—minor lyrical changes, alternate mixes, and slightly altered guitar lines—the acetate is still an invaluable document, peeling back the Banana Album’s layers for a closer look. Most of all, it demonstrates just how far the Velvets had come in less than a year. Thanks to an array of difficulties and complications, The Velvet Underground & Nico wouldn’t be released until the spring of 1967, robbing the band of its momentum and (possible) commercial success. But the LP’s reverberations are still being felt today.
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