John Baker

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John Baker

John Baker was a member of the Radiophonic Workshop from 1963-1974[1] and worked alongside Delia.

It was he who first applied to the Performing Rights Society for the right to claim authorship over his compositions[2] and when he was successful so did Delia. It is thanks to him that she retained any of the rights to her BBC works.

His brother writes:[1]

He reached an accommodation with the ethereal Delia Derbyshire, although he privately criticised her academic background, believing she was more a mathematician than a musician.

After John died in 1997, Delia visited Daphne, the companion of his final years, at their home on the Isle of Wight.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Baker Biography by Richard Anthony Baker on trunkrecords.com
  2. Special Sound, p.111.

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