The musician also played with James Brown, Billy Joel and others, and leads his own jazz trio, but will always be best known as the first drummer in Paul McCartney's Wings.
After Wings' UK college itinerary, it was all aboard a double decker bus for a major European adventure.
The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and led to a worldwide tour that went on for a year.
His first album since John Lennon's death featured guests Ringo Starr, Carl Perkins, Eric Stewart and others.
Paul McCartney's band endured all manner of challenges in the making of 'Band On The Run,' making its success all the sweeter.
The late-period Wings catalogue in the final part of the 1970s contained such gems as the title song of their 1978 album.
'Sally G' was directly inspired by Paul's trip to Nashville with his wife Linda and the other members of Wings.
Late in 1971, Paul McCartney returned to a band configuration as Wings released their LP debut.
It may get many people's vote as the ultimate Wings album, but it took nearly nine months to reach No. 1 in the UK.
The 16-song collection spans the early 1970s to the late 1990s, featuring Linda on vocals and playing various instruments on material that she wrote or co-wrote.
The week that 'My Love' and its parent album 'Red Rose Speedway' made a simultaneous US chart conquest.
uDiscover Music talks to the ever-present drummer with the Moody Blues in the first of a two-part feature.
Moody Blues co-founder Ray Thomas died on 4 January 2018 at 76. He revealed in 2014 that he had been diagnosed the year before with prostate cancer.
Ginger Baker has announced that he’s reviving Air Force, the jazz-rock fusion project with whom he released two albums in 1970.