Ginger Baker

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07, Oct, 2019 @4:50 PM

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Ginger Baker, wild and brilliant Cream drummer, dies aged 80
Drummer who straddled jazz, blues and rock ‘passed away peacefully’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Oct, 2019 @7:09 PM

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Ginger Baker obituary
Trailblazing drummer who performed alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the 1960s rock supergroup Cream

Adam Sweeting

06, Oct, 2019 @1:55 PM

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Ginger Baker: a master and monster who split rock music apart
The drummer fought his bandmates, alienated his children and lived a life of turmoil – but had an utterly new vision for what rock music could be

Alexis Petridis

06, Oct, 2019 @10:39 AM

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Cream drummer Ginger Baker critically ill in hospital
Family of Baker, who has also performed with Fela Kuti and Public Image Ltd, ask fans to ‘keep him in your prayers’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Sep, 2019 @7:56 AM

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Jack Bruce obituary
Composer and bassist who found early success with Cream and went on to perform as a soloist and with many other artists

Alan Clayson and Joel McIver

26, Oct, 2014 @12:36 AM

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Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies aged 71 after a lifetime in blues
Tributes for Scottish vocalist who formed seminal 1960s band with Eric Clapton, and helped turn rock into serious art form

Robin McKie

25, Oct, 2014 @9:46 PM

Readers suggest the 10 best drumming moments
Last week we brought you our 10 best drumming moments. Here, we present your thoughts on who should have made the list

Observer readers

10, Oct, 2014 @1:30 PM

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Ginger Baker review – cantankerous ex-Cream drummer powers on
The frenzied intensity that made him 'the world's greatest drummer' is gone, but he still plays with flair and authority, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

05, May, 2014 @12:31 PM

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Jack Bruce says Cream tour cancellation was down to Ginger Baker
'Everybody had agreed about doing it, but then I think Ginger upset Eric. He said something or did something, so it's not happening,' claimed the bassist in a recent interview

Sean Michaels

17, Apr, 2014 @7:45 AM

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