Ginger Baker was born on 1939-08-19 at Lewisham, South London, England,. His net worth is $1 Million,. He is British, born Actor, Composer, an English drummer. He has been seen in movies Beware of Mr. Baker · Gonks Go Beat.
A really good band with a bad drummer is not a good band. A really bad band with a good drummer sounds better.
[About Cream's first single] 'Wrapping Paper' is the most appalling piece of shit I've ever heard in my life.
Living in L.A. [in the 1980s] was quite hard for a former heroin addict. It's the smack capital of the world!
Cream was doomed three months after it started [in 1966.] It was my band, and Jack Bruce tried to fire me! I didn't get any of the writing credits. It will piss me off for the rest of my life.
One day [while drumming with Blues Incorporated in 1962] this effeminate little kid [Mick Jagger] showed up, and I hated him. He was a musical moron! Alexis Korner asked me to give Jagger a chance to sing during the interval. But the interval was when I would go and have my fix! Me and Jack Bruce picked on him, throwing in jazz licks to confuse him.
People say Cream gave birth to heavy metal. If that's so, we should have had an abortion.
If you have a drug problem, Los Angeles is not the place to be. It used to be that I would hit L.A. straight and in 24 hours somebody would lay something on me.
[on his second marriage in 1982]: She got bored with farming [in Italy] and me being straight. Without drugs, I guess I'm not as exciting.
[on his days with Blind Faith]: I got messed up with drugs again and had a long holiday to get straight. When I got back to England, Steve Winwood told me Eric Clapton had run off to form Derek and the Dominos.
God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as he can.
I got involved with drugs for the music. I took some smack, and people told me, 'You play incredible.' So I took smack before every gig. Soon I was having trouble making enough money to feed my wife and baby. I'd turn up to a gig stoned and they'd say, 'What are you doing?' I'd tell them, 'I'm taking smack,' and they'd fire me. I used to think they were idiots. And this happened continually.
We were very poor. My mother worked in a tobacco shop to support my sister and me. I didn't get my first drum kit until I was 16.
I've used speed occasionally but never liked the effect.
People always put me as the drummer in the Dead Band with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. What people didn't know was that until 1964, I was getting high and thinking it was wonderful. After that, I was trying to quit.
Quick Facts of Ginger Baker
He stopped playing the drums for some physical pains.
Father of daughters 'Ginette Baker (I)' and Leda Baker.
Eric Clapton served him his very first French toast while discussing forming Cream.
He co-wrote the Cream hit "Sweet Wine" with Janet Godfrey, who was, at the time, Jack Bruce's wife.
_Cream: Royal Albert Hall 2005 (2005) (V)_ was the first time Cream had played together since their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In May of 2005, reunited with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce for a Cream reunion concert.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Cream) in 1993.
Drummer for the Cream.
Nicknamed 'Ginger' because of his hair.
Filmography of Ginger Baker
TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
as Peter Edward Baker, "Toad"
Beware of Mr. Baker
Documentary performer: "Da Da Man" written by nm6135723, "Ariwo" written by nm0048486 as Peter Edward Baker & nm1324034 as Fela Ransome-Kuti, "Tiwa It's Our Own" written by nm1324034, "Mountain Time" written by nm0048486 as Peter Edward Baker, "Dangle The Carrot" written by nm0048486 as Peter Edward Baker, "Coward of the County" written by nm1713402 & nm2127675 as Billy Wheeler
No me la puc treure del cap
TV Series writer - 1 episode
Once I Was
writer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
How to Draw a Bunny
Documentary performer: "Straight, No Chaser" - as Ginger Baker Trio
writer: "Those Were The Days" / writer: "Toad" - as Peter Edward Baker
Gonks Go Beat
TV Series 1 episode
TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Fresh Cream - Live
Video documentary archive material
All You Need Is Love
TV Series documentary the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of - 1 episode
White Rooms and Imaginary Westerns
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club