Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker

British, Drummer
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Ginger Baker

Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer and a co-founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer", for a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music.

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Full name at birth
Peter Edward Baker
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Claim to fame
The Band "Cream"
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Date of birth
19 August 1939
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Place of birth
Lewisham, London, England, UK
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Date of death
6 October 2019
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Age
80 (age at death)
Place of death
Canterbury, England, UK
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Musician, songwriter
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6' 4" (193 cm)
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$2,000,000 USD
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  • Born in Lewisham, London, England, UK
  • He co-wrote the Cream hit "Sweet Wine" with Janet Godfrey, who was, at the time, Jack Bruce`s wife.
  • Despite reports otherwise, he does not enjoy the flavor of biscuit that he shares his name with. "Give me a custard cream any day!"
  • In May of 2005, reunited with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce for a Cream reunion concert.
  • Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Cream) in 1993.

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