Ginger Baker's Air Force


British jazz-rock fusion supergroup led by drummer Ginger Baker, formed in late 1969 upon the disbandment of Blind Faith.

The original lineup consisted of Ginger Baker (drums), Steve Winwood [organ, vocals), Ric Grech (violin, bass), Jeanette Jacobs (vocals), Denny Laine (guitar, vocals), Phil Seamen (drums), Alan White (drums), Chris Wood (tenor saxophone, flute), Graham Bond (alto saxophone), Harold McNair (tenor saxophone, flute) and Remi Kabaka (percussion). Their first live shows, at Birmingham Town Hall in 1969 and the Royal Albert Hall, in 1970, also included Eleanor Barooshian.

Ginger Baker's Air Force also played a set at Wembley Stadium on 19 April 1970, during the start of the World Cup Rally, which went from London to Mexico City.

In late 2015 Baker announced he would be touring in 2016 with a new version of Ginger Baker's Air Force. The band booked a world tour under the name Ginger Baker's Air Force 3. Baker's blog said the band would be "showcasing new talent and collaborating with old friends". The band played one show in London on 26 January 2015; the performance was shortened and Baker had to take many breaks due to an injury he had previously sustained. In late February 2016 the entire tour was cancelled due to doctors having diagnosed Baker with "serious heart problems". Baker died in October 2019.

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Members:Alan White, Aliki Ashman, Brian Frederick Hines, Bud Beadle, Colin Gibson, Diane Stewart, Ginger Baker, Graham Bond, Jeanette Jacobs-Wood, Joni Haastrup, Kenny Craddock, Remi Kabaka, Rick Grech, Steve Gregory, Steve Winwood




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