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Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2015

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Brief biography

Considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, Ginger Baker played with the bands Cream and Blind Faith. He is known for using two bass drums in his kit.

Peter “Ginger” Baker was born in London in 1939. He began playing drums as a teen, and by age 16 he was touring. He formed the band Cream in 1966, and when it dissolved, he formed Blind Faith. Ginger Baker’s next years were marked by addiction and fights with bandmates, and he fled to Nigeria to get clean. Financial troubles ultimately drove him to settle in South Africa, where he still lives and raises polo ponies.

A documentary about Baker's life, Beware of Mr. Baker, debuted at South by Southwest in 2012.

Ginger Baker's brief biography courtesy of bio.com

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Further
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Listening

Click Pee Wee Ellis' images below to see him @ the Barbican Centre, 2008,
or the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 2009...

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