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The Story of ‘Ginger Baker’s Air Force’

Ginger Baker wasn't happy about the way Blind Faith fell apart in late 1969, but he didn't waste any time moping about it; instead, he went and started a whole new band.

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Ginger Baker Says He Could Be Facing Two Heart Procedures

Ginger Baker says his doctor hopes he'll return to the stage, despite heart problems that recently took the Cream legend off the road.

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David Redfern, Getty Images

Top 10 Ginger Baker Songs

Our list of Top 10 Ginger Baker Rock Songs highlights a career that was about much more than lengthy excursions behind the drum kit.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Ginger Baker Cancels Tour Due to ‘Serious Heart Problems’

Ginger Baker has been diagnosed with what are being called "serious heart problems."

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45 Years Ago: Ginger Baker Faces Jazz Legend Elvin Jones in Furious Drum Battle

Ginger Baker never wanted to be thought of as simply a rock drummer – and, on Feb. 1, 1971, at the Lyceum in London, he got a definitive chance to measure himself outside of the genre.

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35 Years Ago: Ginger Baker Joins Hawkwind For ‘Levitation’

Hawkwind's 'Levitation,' released on Oct. 27, 1980, featured a brief but intriguing intersection with Ginger Baker.

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Ginger Baker Bashes Led Zeppelin and Calls Heavy Metal ‘Repulsive’

The famously contentious drummer said he only liked about "five percent" of Led Zeppelin's catalog.

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Ginger Baker Vs. Neil Peart: March Drum Madness

Neil Peart and Ginger Baker have made it to the second round of our March Drum Madness bracket.

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Phil Rudd Vs. Ginger Baker: March Drum Madness

The opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition is a contrast in styles, with AC/DC’s Phil Rudd taking on Cream’s Ginger Baker.

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John Phillips, Getty Images

Ginger Baker Thinks He Might Be Cursed

Ginger Baker's golden years aren't what he thought they'd be.

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