Ginger Baker facts for kids
Baker in 1997
|Birth name||Peter Edward Baker|
19 August 1939|
Lewisham, London, England
|Died||6 October 2019
Canterbury, Kent, England
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer. He was a founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the title of "rock's first superstar drummer". Baker is known for his musical genres jazz fusion, heavy metal and world music.
In 2013, Baker was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In September 2019, his family announced he was critically ill and asked fans to keep him in their prayers. While it was announced Baker was holding his own three days later; he eventually died on 6 October 2019 at the age of 80.
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Ginger Baker's handprints at the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame
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