Ginger Baker


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Birth Name: Peter Edward Baker
Born: 1939/08/19
Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: 1958-present
Genres: Blues-rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion

Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939, Lewisham, South London) is an English drummer, best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith. He is also known for his numerous associations with New World music and the use of African influences. He has also had other collaborations such as with Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Public Image Ltd.. Baker's drumming attracted attention for its flamboyance, showmanship and his use of two bass drums instead of the conventional single bass ''kick'' drum (following a similar set-up used by Louie Bellson during his days with Duke Ellington). Although a firmly established rock drummer and praised as "Rock's first superstar drummer", he prefers being re... Continue Bio >>


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