Ginger Baker

1939 - 2019

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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 and 1970s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer", for a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music.Baker gained early fame as a member of Blues Incorporated and the Graham Bond Organisation, both times alongside bassist Jack Bruce, with whom Baker would often clash. In 1966, Baker and Bruce joined guitarist Eric Clapton to form Cream, which achieved worldwide success but lasted only until 1968, in part due to Baker's and Bruce's volatile relationship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ginger Baker has received more than 4,323,613 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ginger Baker is the 232nd most popular musician (up from 359th in 2019), the 902nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,238th in 2019) and the 51st most popular British Musician.

Ginger Baker is most famous for his drumming with Cream, Blind Faith, and the Rolling Stones.

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Among musicians, Ginger Baker ranks 232 out of 2,675Before him are Georges Prêtre, Count Basie, Leslie Cheung, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Gidon Kremer. After him are Paul Stanley, Narciso Yepes, Steve Harris, Henryk Szeryng, Marilyn Manson, and John Mayall.

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Among people born in 1939, Ginger Baker ranks 62Before him are Fritjof Capra, Claude François, Phil Spector, Lee Majors, Beate Klarsfeld, and Ruud Lubbers. After him are Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Emil Constantinescu, Amancio Amaro, and Scott McKenzie. Among people deceased in 2019, Ginger Baker ranks 64Before him are Fernando de la Rúa, Alicia Alonso, Roger Etchegaray, Zhores Alferov, Sydney Brenner, and Demetris Christofias. After him are Raymond Poulidor, Michel Serres, Godfried Danneels, Yury Luzhkov, André Previn, and Lee Iacocca.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ginger Baker ranks 902 out of 6,924Before him are Brian Josephson (1940), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Slash (1965), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), and Brian Cox (1946). After him are Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1850), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Owen Tudor (1400), Robert Browning (1812), Charles Spearman (1863), and Ewan McGregor (1971).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ginger Baker ranks 51Before him are Ian Paice (1948), Ian Curtis (1956), Keith Moon (1946), Brian Eno (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), and Slash (1965). After him are Steve Harris (1956), John Mayall (1933), Roger Daltrey (1944), Alan Parsons (1948), Amy Winehouse (1983), and Ian Stewart (1938).