On 8 November 2018 Ealing Eclectic Musicspace organised a launch party for Nettie Baker’s new book Tales of a Rock Star’s Daughter.
The book launch took place in the historic Ealing Club premises opposite Ealing Broadway Station which are now known as the Red Room.
Nettie’s father, the drummer Ginger Baker played regularly at the Ealing Club from 1962 with Blues Incorporated and is where he first performed with bassist Jack Bruce. The pair went on to form Cream with Eric Clapton.
The launch party crowd mixed of Nettie’s family and friends along with music industry luminaries including author and film director Palmer (above) who has known Nettie since she was a toddler. In 1968 he directed the film of her drummer father Ginger Baker with Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton in Cream’s Farewell Concert.
Also present was Erica Stewart (above, right). Nettie and Erica are the daughter and the step daughter respectively of Ginger Baker and organist Graham Bond. They are pictured close to the spot where Baker and Bond played regularly at the Ealing Club from 1962 in Blues Incorporated. They went on form the band The Graham Bond Organisation and latterly played together in Ginger Baker’s Air Force. Erica’s mother Diane married Bond in 1970 and was a singer in the Air Force.
The entertainment was provided by Nettie’s favourite band The Cesarians playing an acoustic set featuring singer Charlie Finke (below).