Ginger Baker, drummer
Graham Bond Organization ~ Cream ~ Blind Faith
birth name: Peter Edward Baker

Ginger Baker

August 19, 1939, Lewisham, England

An English drummer who played with Cream and Blind Faith. He is also known for his numerous associations with World music, mainly the use of African influences. He has also had other collaborations such as with Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Public Image Ltd. ~ Wikipedia: Ginger Baker ~ retrieved August 13, 2013 © Wikipedia

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Ginger Baker ~ Ranked #13 Gigwise Greatest Drummers Of All Time in 2008 ~ The Cream of Lewisham’s crop, Baker wasn’t always happy letting the limelight go to Clapton and Winwood, playing with bombast and flamboyance. A penchant for African rhythm was also evident in much of his solo work. The prolific and influential 68-year-old has also worked with Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster and Public Image Limited. ~ 2008 © Gigwise

As a Session musician, guest or band member

George Harrison ~ All Things Must Pass (1970) ~ Ranked #433 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Harrison had almost enough songs stored up from his Beatles days for a triple LP - the gas starts to run out during the jams on Side Six. But spiritual guitar quests like My Sweet Lord and What Is Life became classics. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone


In 1993 Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame; Clapton, Baker, and Bruce reunited to perform three songs at the ceremonies. In 2005, the volatile trio again reemerged for sell-out performances from their legendary catalog at a four-date show in early May at London's Royal Albert Hall and a two-date show in late October at New York's Madison Square Garden, but the tensions resurfaced and Clapton and Baker later said there would be no more reunions. The following February, Cream won a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement. ~ Rolling Stone: Cream ~ retrieved October 23, 2013 © Rolling Stone

Cream ~ Ranked #16 VH-1 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

Cream ~ Disraeli Gears (1967) ~ #87 VH-1 R&R's All Time Top 100 Albums in 1999.

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