Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on August 19, 1939, was an English drummer best known for his work with the rock bands Cream and Blind Faith. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential drummers in rock history, known for his innovative style and technical proficiency. Baker's drumming style was characterized by his use of complex rhythms, polyrhythms, and improvisation, drawing influence from jazz, African music, and traditional drumming techniques. His powerful and dynamic playing helped redefine the role of the drummer in rock music. With Cream, Baker formed a legendary rhythm section alongside bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton. The band achieved worldwide success with hits like "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room," and "Crossroads." Cream's groundbreaking fusion of blues, rock, and psychedelia made them one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. After Cream disbanded in 1968, Baker continued to pursue various musical projects, including the supergroup Blind Faith with Clapton and Steve Winwood. He also explored other genres such as jazz and world music, collaborating with musicians from around the globe. Baker's contributions to music were recognized with inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Cream) and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. Despite his legendary status as a musician, Baker was also known for his volatile personality and turbulent personal life. Ginger Baker passed away on October 6, 2019, but his legacy as a pioneering drummer and influential figure in rock music lives on. He is remembered for his groundbreaking contributions to drumming and his lasting impact on the world of music.
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33. Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker, ‘Live!’ (1971)
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33. Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker, ‘Live!’ (1971) Though already celebrated as one of rock's greatest drummers from…