Legendary superstar drummer Ginger Baker dead at the age of 80. (August 19, 1937 – October 6, 2019). The English drummer socially sparked® our lives and his colleagues in the music industry in countless ways.

legendary superstar drummer Ginger Baker dead
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Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker was a founder of the rock band Cream in 1966 with vocalist/bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton. The band’s sound was a fusion of blues, psychedelic rock and hard rock. Although Cream only lasted two years (1966 – 1968), they released four albums and in that time became known as the first ‘Supergroup’. The trio brought the blues to a whole generation of white rock’n rollers.

In 1993, the supergroup Cream was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The trio reunited and performed “Sunshine Of Your Love” live at the induction ceremony.

Ginger Baker’s work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer.” His individual style fused a jazz background with African rhythms. RIP to music’s legendary superstar drummer Ginger Baker dead at 80. Forever Socially Sparked! — tweet us @sosparkednews

legendary superstar drummer Ginger Baker dead
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RIP GINGER BAKER