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Baker, Ginger

LC control no.n 91029964
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LC classificationML419.B146 Biography
Personal name headingBaker, Ginger
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Variant(s)Baker, Peter Edward
See alsoCorporate body: Blind Faith (Musical group)
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Corporate body: Cream (Musical group)
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Birth date1939-08-19
Death date2019-10-06
Place of birthLewisham (London, England)
Field of activityPopular music
Profession or occupationDrummers (Musicians) Percussionists
Found inAir Force (Musical group). Ginger Baker's Air Force [SR] 1970?: container (Ginger Baker)
All music guide WWW site, Jan. 12, 2006 (Ginger Baker; b. Peter Edward Baker, Aug. 19, 1939, Lewisham, London; drummer and percussionist)
Washington post WWW site, viewed Oct. 7, 2019 (in obituary dated Oct. 6, 2019: Ginger Baker, the rock drummer who helped form Cream, rock-and-roll's first supergroup, died Oct. 6 at a care home in Canterbury, England. He was 80. Peter Edward Baker--nicknamed "Ginger" for his shock of flaming red hair--was born in the hamlet of Lewisham, England, on Aug. 19, 1939. By 16, Mr. Baker had quit school and began his first tours with local jazz acts. In 1962, Mr. Baker joined one of the era's great blues bands, Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. Mr. Baker settled in Lagos for six years, and invested his life's savings in West Africa's first 16-track studio. There, he jammed and recorded with Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, widely recognized as Afro-beat's principal pioneer. For Mr. Baker, Cream forever bestowed on him a label he abhorred: "rock drummer." He saw himself foremost as a jazz drummer, with rock as one of his many facets)