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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer. He is a founder of the rock band Cream.[1] His work in the 1960s earned him the title of "rock's first superstar drummer". Baker is known for his musical genres jazz fusion, heavy metal and world music.[2]

Ginger Baker
Baker behind an elaborate drum kit
Baker performing in 2011
Background information
Birth namePeter Edward Baker
Born (1939-08-19) 19 August 1939 (age 79)
Lewisham, South London, England
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
Years active1954–present
Associated acts


  1. Baker, Ginger and Ginette. Hellraiser The autobiography of the World's Most Famous Drummer. John Blake Publishing.
  2. Adam Budofski, The Drummer: 100 Years of Rhythmic Power and Invention, Hal Leonard Corporation, 2010