Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s early influences, how he kicked heroin habit

In his wilder years, Cream drummer Ginger Baker was addicted to drugs, mainly heroin. He was also highly influenced by a crop of jazz drummers from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

In the first, second, third and fourth parts of this interview series, Baker touched upon Sunshine Of Your Love, his false “deaths” reported by the media, how to make a proper cup of tea, Cream’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, money metrics of the sixties music business, Cream’s origins in 1966 and end in 1968, heavy metal music and the groups Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Here the rock icon tells about how he kicked his drug habit, and the elite drummers he admires.  Read the entire article…

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