We remember Ginger Baker. ‘The Fabulous Baker Boy’

This day (October 6, 2019), in Canterbury, England, died Peter Edward Baker a.k.a Ginger Baker, an English drummer, known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith.

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Pee Wee Ellis Alec Dankworth Abass Dodoo – @ Jazz Café (2018) . w/ Pee Wee Ellis – Jazz Confusion (2015) . Aiko Biaye (2014) . w/ Steve Winwood – 70th Birthday (2010) . Cream – Toad (2005) . w/ Bbm (Bruce, Baker, Moore) – City Of Gold & I Feel Free (1994) . w/ Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell – Ginger’S Blues'(1993) . w/ Afro Collection . Air Force – What A Day (1970) . Blind Faith – Can’T Find My Way Home (1969) . Cream – Crossroads (1968) .

Ginger Baker Top 10 :

Interlock . Brain Damage . Dust To Dust . Alamout . Mountain Time . Satou . Uncut . Makuta . African Force . Go Do .


Royal Albert Hall London by Cream is the live album (recorded on May 2, 3, 5 and 6, 2005) of their reunion. >>

Released on August 30, 1971, Fela Kuti With Ginger Baker – Live! is an album by Fela Kutis band Africa 70 with Ginger Baker on two songs. >>


[1993] English band Cream – that is Eric Clapton (g), Jack Bruce (b) and Ginger Baker (d) – are inducted at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The Ceremony takes place at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California >> 28 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] brand new super-group Blind Faith – that is Eric Clapton (gtr), Ginger Baker (drms), Steve Winwood (kb) and Ric Grech (bs) – is to debut at free concert in Hyde Park, London (UK) >> 139 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] British band Cream gives a Farewell Concert to be filmed by BBC Television at Royal Albert Hall in London >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2005] it is the third of the three Cream reunion concerts at Madison Square Garden in New-York City >> 138 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Ginger Baker and band are playing at Iridium in New -York City >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Ginger Baker will hold a 90 minute drum clinic at Rye International Jazz Festival in Rye, East Sussex, England >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (October 6, 2019), in Canterbury, England, died Peter Edward Baker a.k.a Ginger Baker, an English drummer, known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith.

Ginger Baker : Over a cup of tea at his mother-in-law’s flat, Jack agreed to let ‘bygones be bygones’ & the three of them got together for the first rehearsal in Ginger’s ground floor maisonette at 154 Braemar Avenue, Neasden in North West London, just a stone’s throw from Wembley Stadium where English football history was very soon to be made. It was an auspicious summer. The three musicians found that playing together was instant ‘magic’ & so good was the sound that kids from miles around could be seen dancing out in the fields that bordered The Welsh Harp Reservoir nearby. Yeah, man we’re the Cream! said Eric. Ginger’s last gig with The GBO was up in Bradford & he managed to write his new Rover 2000 off in an accident on the way back. It was the end of an era & the beginning of a new age.The first Cream rehearsal proper, happened at St Ann’s Town Hall, Brondesbury, North London, with Liz, the journalist Chris Welch & a bemused Robert Stigwood (who had no idea of the phenomenon that was about to be unleashed upon the world) in attendance. In no time the story was leaked to The Melody Maker under the heading ‘Eric, Jack & Ginger Team Up’ and as neither Manfred Mann (Jack Bruce), The Bluesbreakers (Clapton) or The GBO (Baker) were aware of this new development, this caused some immediate friction within the embryo unit.

@allmusic : There were other drummers who were well-known to the public before him, including the Beatles’ Ringo Starr ..but they were famous primarily for the groups in which they played and for attributes beyond their musicianship.

@last.fm : Ginger made top-selling records with Cream and Blind Faith for a period of only about three years at the end of the 1960s. Still, essentially every drummer for every metal band that has followed has tried to emulate some aspect of Baker’s playing. His nickname of “Ginger” came along as a result of his red hair.

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