Ginger Baker at 71

Ginger Baker, born August 19th, 1939, just celebrated his 71st birthday. I love his drumming style in all his groups, from Cream and Blind Faith, to Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Atomic Rooster and BBM.

Baker is one of many drummers who were first influenced by jazz, made their fortunes in rock, and went back to playing in a jazz trio in their later years.

Video from the Royal Albert Hall Cream reunion in May 2005; Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker performing “Toad.” This is probably his most famous drum solo.

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Friday, August 20th, 2010
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