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‘Nobody can replace Cream’ — Ginger Baker

Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, April 1972

It seems that it’s not only the record-buying public that consider Ginger Baker to be the world’s top drummer. "I haven’t ever heard anybody who’d cause me any worry," said the man himself. "The only time I did begin to worry was when I walked into a club and heard an album playing with a drummer who I thought was incredible. Then I found out it was me." All this was said without any trace of a smile across his sunken cheeks.

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