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Click here to see Ginger Baker @ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2015

4 March 1932 – 6 October 2019

Ginger Baker died peacefully in hospital. He was 80 years of age. His daughter (Nettie Baker) stated that he was “suffering from many long term conditions notably chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

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 lived and raised polo ponies until his death in 2019.

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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