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Ginger Baker

Chris Welch, History of Rock, The, 1982

PETER 'GINGER' BAKER had an enormous and profound effect on the course of rock drumming when his playing and personality first began to make an impact in the mid Sixties. A unique, passionate player, he took the study of percussion much more seriously than his 'wild man' image and temperament suggested and had been playing a mixture of jazz improvisation and rock as far back as 1964 with the Graham Bond Organisation.

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