Drumming Legend Ginger Baker Dies at 80

The world lost whom many consider the first heavy metal drummer- Ginger Baker, who died today (10/6/19) at age 80. he eccentric and often coined “wildman” had been battling recent health issues.  Baker is credited as a pioneer of drumming in genres like jazz fusion, heavy metal and world music and list of drumming accolades is huge running from the Graham Bond Organisation, Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Fela Kuti and most recently the Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion. Watch Ginger knock out his signature “Toad” at Cream’s farewell performance in 1968 and their reunion/farewell show in 2005.

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