Famed drummer Ginger Baker, seen here in 1970, is the subject of a warts-and-all documentary.

'Beware of Mr. Baker' review: Drummer's life

Famed drummer Ginger Baker, seen here in 1970, is the subject of a warts-and-all documentary.

Ginger Baker, England 1968... Cream Farewell Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London. © Robert Whitaker

Ginger Baker, England 1968... Cream Farewell Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London. © Robert Whitaker

Ginger Baker

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Ginger Baker—Baker was one-third of ‘60s powerhouse Cream. Possessed of a bombastic, explosive style, Baker’s playing was often overshadowed by guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce’s equally explosive battles of ego.

Ginger Baker—Baker was one-third of ‘60s powerhouse Cream. Possessed of a bombastic, explosive style, Baker’s playing was often overshadowed by guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce’s equally explosive battles of ego.

While some thought it strange to play two bass drums, Ginger Baker pioneered the double bass kit for rock.

While some thought it strange to play two bass drums, Ginger Baker pioneered the double bass kit for rock.

Cream : Jack Bruce - Ginger Baker - Eric Clapton, they all had stylists and it WAS the 60's but pink pants..Oh Eric!

Cream : Jack Bruce - Ginger Baker - Eric Clapton, they all had stylists and it WAS the 60's but pink pants..Oh Eric!

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