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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 19, 1939

Peter Edward 'Ginger' Baker found his way into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame by playing the drums with a degree of proficiency and expression matched by few others. He first gained fame in the late 1960s with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce as Cream, a now-legendary band that infused blues and jazz into rock and roll, producing an original and deeply textured sound. In its two-year existence, the English trio sold over 15 million records and played to adoring crowds and critical acclaim. Baker had much to do with the band's success—and likewise much to do with the band's demise.

Baker began as an aspiring jazzman and found himself a rock demigod. His brisk, purely businesslike approach caused him problems with his fellow musicians, and drug dependency cast a dark shadow over his career and his relationships. But since the late 1980s, the 50-year-old-plus father of three has straightened out his personal life, rekindled his interest in jazz, and enjoyed several successful solo and ensemble projects....
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    Motema Music
    2014
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    The African Force

    ITM Records
    2013
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    Beware Mr. Baker

    ITM Records
    2012
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    Live In London 2009

    ITM Records
    2011
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    Ginger Baker Plus Special Friends Live @ The Jazz Cafe London 2009

    ITM Records
    2010
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    No Material Live In Munich Germany 1987

    ITM Records
    2010
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    Dust To Dust

    ITM Records
    2006
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