Ginger Baker

Peter Edward Baker (1939 - 2019)

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Peter Edward (Ginger) Baker
Born in Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdommap
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Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer and a co-founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer", while his individual style melded a jazz background with African rhythms. He is credited as having been a pioneer of drumming in such genres as jazz fusion and world music.

Peter's mother worked in a store that sold tobacco. His father, Frederick Louvain Formidable Baker, was a bricklayer and Lance Corporal in the Royal Corps of Signals in WWII who died in the 1943 Dodecanese Campaign.[1] [2]


  2. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Peter E Baker, 1939; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Lewisham, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

See also:

Ginger Baker critically ill (25 Sept 2019)

Ginger Baker's website

Obituary in the Guardian

Statement from Kofi Baker

Drum solo on Toad (Fresh Cream, 1966)

Ginger Baker live with Fela Kuti

Beware of Mr. Baker

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