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Ginger Baker

Retrospective by 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 ...


NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968


Ginger Baker: The Ginger Man

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1968

PETER "GINGER" BAKER will be 29 soon, and after 13 years of beating drum kits into submission, he is at last able to relax and ...

Ginger Baker's Airforce: Scramble Here Comes Ginger's Airforce

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1970

"SCRAMBLE!" Ginger Baker, Marshall of the Airforce, rapped out his orders with the cool aplomb of a man in charge of a powerful attacking force, ...

Ginger Baker

Profile and Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, April 1970

GINGER BAKER is 31 years old and you DON’T ignore him. You can’t. He has accumulated a monstrous reputation over the past 10 years that ...

Ginger Baker's Airforce: Ginger Baker's Airforce (Polydor)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1970

GINGER BAKER HAS led a long tough career. He has worked hard, stuck to his musical guns at all times. ...

Ginger Baker and Fela Ransome-Kuti: Ginger Baker Backs This Fela's Afro-Rock

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1972

WITH AIRFORCE, Ginger Baker succeeded in providing the rudiments of the Afro-beat. Consciously he wanted to go back to the roots of highly percussive music, ...

Ginger Baker: Ginger Recruits An Army

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1974

...and they're going into battle shortly with a new album and tour. Ginger Baker, ace drummer and member of the Lagos Polo Club, explains his ...

“People Thought We Were Only Good For One Album. But We Made Another. So There”

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, November 1975

Yes, success is getting a little nearer ever year for the BAKER GURVITZ ARMY! Report by CHRIS SALEWIZ ...

Ginger Baker: New Skins For The Old Ceremony

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1976

PHIL SUTCLIFFE takes a walk down memory lane with GINGER BAKER, drummer, sportsman and fellow piles sufferer. ...

The Ginger Baker Challenge

Interview by Richard Gehr, Spin, January 1986

WHAT THE HELL is drummer dinger Baker doing in New York? Hanging out with the Celluloid Records central committee, of course, and laying down tracks for ...

BBM: Around The Next Dream (Virgin)/Ginger Baker Trio: Going Back Home (Atlantic)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Guitar World, 1994

WHOEVER FIRST claimed that guitar, bass and drums are the "three primary colo(u)rs of rock and roll" ignored the possibility that some of us might ...

Ginger Baker: "Do Toad!"

Interview by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, August 1994

"DO 'TOAD'!" THAT WAS THE TENDER CATCHPHRASE THAT every youth used to yell at Ginger Baker every time he took his place behind his amazing ...

see also Baker-Gurvitz Army

see also Cream

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