Ginger Baker used drum – Cream/Blind Faith Owned & Used African drum w/photo
An East African Ginger Baker used Drum collected during his visit to Africa with his first wife Elizabeth.
Provenance: Remained with Baker’s wife ever since until a recent London Auction Bonhams December 2012. Sold with photo of Ginger Baker used drum and family with the instrument height: 13″
Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker (1939-2019) is an English drummer. Best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. Additionally, Ginger Baker used drum work in the 1960s earned him praise as “rock’s first superstar drummer”. Although his individual style melded a jazz background with his personal interest in African rhythms. Lovely Ginger Baker used drum is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cream and is widely considered one of the most influential drummers of all time, recognised by his induction into the Modern Drum Hall of Fame in 2008, and his induction into the Classic Drum Hall of Fame in 2016. Often credited as a pioneer of drumming in genres like jazz fusion, heavy metal, and world music.
Throughout the years
Baker began playing drums at age 15 around 1954, and later took lessons from Phil Seamen. In the 1960s, he joined Blues Incorporated, where he met bassist, Jack Bruce. The two clashed often but would be rhythm section partners again in the Graham Bond Organisation and Cream. The latter of which Ginger Baker used drum co-founded with Eric Clapton in 1966. Cream achieved worldwide success but only lasted until 1968, in part due to Ginger Baker owned drum and Bruce’s volatile relationship. After briefly working with Eric Clapton in Blind Faith and leading Ginger Baker personal owned drum Air Force. Baker spent several years in the 1970s living and recording in Africa, often with Fela Kuti, in pursuit of his longtime interest in African music.