Saturday, 2 October 2010

Gingers in Music

I was speculating the other day if there really was any prejudice against people with ginger hair or not, given that this appears to be the country of their origin.  It seemed to me that although sometimes subtle, some prejudice did indeed seem to exist.

Then, I started wondering if that prejudice extended into music.  Is anyone's favourite musician a ginger?  Mick Hucknall, anyone?  Didn't think so.  In fact, I shocked myself by not being able to think of a single red-haired muso that I liked.

Now I'm getting worried that I am prejudiced.  Hold on a minute, I don't mind Ginger Baker, the Cream drummer, he was pretty good.  Not sure if he'd make that hypothetical pantheon of "favourite" musicians though.  Hmm.