Ginger Baker(1939-2019), Musician; drummer for Cream
Peter Edward ('Ginger') Baker
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Ginger Baker was a percussionist who gained fame as a member of Cream from 1966 until 1968 with Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, and later joined Clapton and Steve Winwood in the 1969 group Blind Faith. In the early 1970s, Baker toured and recorded with a fusion rock group, Ginger Baker's Air Force. Baker's drumming attracted notice for its virtuosity and showmanship, and his use of tympani and other percussion instruments rarely heard before in rock music. Baker released several albums of ethnic fusion and jazz percussion, and toured with various jazz, classical music, and rock ensembles, including a reunited Cream.