Drummer who has played with the rock groups Cream, Blind Faith, and Ginger Baker's Air Force.
His first group was Ginger Baker's Energy, which included afro beat pioneer Fela Kuti. He went on to work with Graham Bond Organisation and Cream.
He lived in Nigeria from 1970 to 1976.
He grew up in difficult conditions, raised with his sister by his mother, who worked in a tobacco shop. He was married and separated three times before marrying his fourth wife, Kudzai Machokoto, in 2010. He has two daughters, Leda and Ginette, and a son, Kofi.
Nick Mason was influenced by Baker's musical style.