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GALLERY: Rowan Bulmer
Valerie Siebert , January 30th, 2015 15:44

In 2012, Tahita Bulmer of NYPC discovered masses of contact sheets of her father Rowan's photographs of the big names of Swinging London: Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton John and more among them. Here, Rowan talks Val Siebert through ten of our favourites. Photographs courtesy of Rowan Bulmer


Ginger Baker
I can't say I knew Ginger particular well, but I did listen to him play before he got involved in R&B, when he used to play a lot of modern jazz and things. I saw him and a few other people who turned coats as you might say, becoming an R&B musician from a jazz musician.

There were always stories about him being difficult and, from what I can tell, now he's even more difficult to get on with. I was much closer to Eric Clapton. Cream were getting a tremendous following every time they played then, the crowds went mad!