Ginger Baker in 2005. Photo: Reuters

Ginger Baker, legendary Cream drummer and rock hellraiser, dies aged 80

  • Born Peter Edward Baker in southeast London in 1939, he adopted the nickname Ginger due to the flaming red hair of his youth
  • Baker stood out for his endless solo rifts and his unique style, which merged the mellifluence of jazz with the harder edge of rock
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Ginger Baker in 2005. Photo: Reuters
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