Baker's Rhythm and (short) fuse

The internet is awash with tributes to and obituaries of Ginger Baker. I suspect most people would prefer to be celebrated while they are alive. On the evidence of 2012's magnificent documentary 'Beware of Mr Baker' Peter Edward Baker felt differently. Even his own son Kofi, when asked if his father had any redeeming features said 'No. But he was a great drummer'.


Beyond great. He was the perfectly timed, forever angry, primeval life force of every band he was in. No more words - just check out these songs.