Ginger Baker

Greatly Appreciated


Ginger Baker  (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream.  A member also of Blind Faith, Hawkwind, and a number of other bands, including his own Ginger Baker’s Air Force, he is known for his numerous associations with world music, mainly the use of African influences.  Baker is widely recognized as one of the most influential drummers of all time, and has had a significant influence on the rock genre, inspiring countless drummers over a variety of genres.  (More from Wikipedia)
Cream drummer Ginger Baker had previously released a solo album in 1972 under the name Stratavarious; it is unrelated to the UARB Stratavarious
 (March 2012)
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At the time, Dora Wahl (who, like Casey Cosby, had also previously played the accordion) was the drummer for a 13-piece band called Brass Plus.  Her 21st birthday present was tickets to a concert by Cream, where she got to sit directly above Ginger Baker’s drumset.  Dora Wahl had become best friends with Carolyn Lee, the bass guitarist for Brass Plus, and recruited her for the new band.  Lee was proficient at string bass and was just learning to play electric bass.  


(October 2013)

Last edited: March 22, 2021