The Best of Ginger Baker— Matthew Leonard -
The first “superstar” drummer in the first “supergroup”.
Ginger Baker collected the words ‘mad’, ‘bad’ and ‘dangerous to know’ and made them his CV.
Jazzer, innovator and latter day polo fanatic - Ginger was officially hard as fucking nails.
A faux news article about him sodomising two burglars with his walking stick, even after being debunked, was still believed and much spread.
“God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as he can,” he said in 2009 after many years of ill health.
His punishment ended on Sunday.
Go well, Ginger.
We’ve collected some of favourite Ginger moments for your pleasure…