Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer
The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday.
Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on Aug. 19, 1939, is regarded as not only one of the greatest drummers to ever grace the instrument — a man many have called a natural with the sticks — but also one of the rock world's craziest musicians off the stage.
On his 75th birthday, let's take a look back at some of the wildest turns in Baker's long and bizarre life.
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