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Ginger Baker
Baker behind an elaborate drum kit
Baker in 1997
Background information
Birth name Peter Edward Baker
Born (1939-08-19)19 August 1939
Lewisham, London, England
Died 6 October 2019(2019-10-06) (aged 80)
Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
Years active 1954–2019
Associated acts
  • Blues Incorporated
  • the Graham Bond Organisation
  • Cream
  • Ginger Baker's Air Force
  • Blind Faith
  • Ginger Baker and Friends
  • Baker Gurvitz Army
  • Fela Kuti
  • Hawkwind
  • Public Image Ltd.
  • Atomic Rooster
  • Masters of Reality
  • Bruce-Baker-Moore
  • Ginger Baker Trio

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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