Happy 80th Birthday to Drumming Legend Ginger Baker (Watch Ginger Baker’s Air Force Live ’70)

Happy 80th birthday to legendary drummer Ginger Baker who was born on 8/19/39. The eccentric and often coined “wildman” has been battling health issues of late but like prior battles, has always seemed to topple em and keep on drumming.  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 Forcde, Fela Kuti and most recently the Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion. Watch Baker lay it down with his short-lived jazz-rock fusion band Ginger Baker’s Air Force outfit from the 1970s…

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