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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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45 Years Ago: Ginger Baker Commands His Own ‘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 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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Ginger Baker Thinks He Might Be Cursed

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

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Ginger Baker Says the Rolling Stones Are ‘Not Good Musicians’

Ginger Baker recently told a reporter, among other things, that the Rolling Stones are "not good musicians." He also had some disparaging words to say about fellow classic rockers the Who and Bob Dylan.

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Ginger Baker Verbally Abuses Reporter

It's no secret that former Cream drummer Ginger Baker isn't a very pleasant man to be around. In fact, there's a whole documentary, 'Beware of Mr. Baker,' about his difficult behavior. A U.K. music writer recently became the target of Baker's ire during a public Q&A session.

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Ginger Baker Reveals His Childhood Cycling Dream

He's indisputably one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock and roll, but Ginger Baker didn't always see himself behind a kit -- in fact, as he revealed during a recent interview, he originally dreamed of being a professional cyclist.

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