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45 Years Ago: Ginger Baker Commands His Own ‘Air Force’

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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

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Michael Ochs Archives / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

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

Phil Rudd Vs. Ginger Baker March Drum Madness
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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

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John Phillips, Getty Images

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’

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Ian Gavan / Simone Joyner, Getty Images

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

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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

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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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Cream to Release Live Triple Vinyl Set for Record Store Day

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Cream have become the latest classic rock act to announce that they will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 20. The famous supergroup will release a three-LP of 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' in an extremely limited run of only 1,500 copies.

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Ginger Baker – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Best known as drummer for Cream and Blind Faith -- and for sporting a less surly mug in his early days -- Ginger Baker celebrates his 73rd birthday on Aug. 19.

Since disbanding from Eric Clapton's company in 1969, the boy from South London moved on to form

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No. 33: Cream, ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

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George Stroud

Although they were only together for two years, the impact that British power trio Cream had upon the world is truly remarkable. No song illustrates this better than 'Sunshine of Your Love,' which mixed hard rock with aspects of psychedelia to wonderful effect. 

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