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Old 6th October 2019, 01:14 PM   #1
levistubby is offline levistubby  United Kingdom
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Default Ginger Baker RIP

Ginger Baker has died at age 80.

Cream really excited me when I "discovered" them in the late 60's.

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Old 6th October 2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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In 1967, the juke box in my university canteen appeared to contain only one record - 'Sunshine Of Your Love' by Cream - which played continually, as if on a loop.

I wonder how Jack Bruce and Ginger will get on with each other in Rock & Roll Heaven?

Here's a classic interview with Ginger from 1970.

Ginger Baker: 'I’m not an easy person to get on with' – a classic interview from the vaults | Music | The Guardian
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Old 6th October 2019, 05:26 PM   #3
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Perhaps my favourite was Jack Bruce from Cream, but my prayers for him:

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I always had a feeling prayers can't help most of the times.
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Bad news! RIP Mr. Baker.
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A jazz drummer who fit no mold. It's sad to hear he's gone.

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Ginger Baker, the drummer for rock supergroups Cream and Blind Faith, dies at 80 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
My favourite rock drummer, (Although he'd dispute that...), love the sound of his drums, his incredible timing
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Bad news! RIP Mr. Baker.
I never much followed Cream, was into other stuff from that era. A while back I caught a video concert from Albert Hall (?) and found myself totally transfixed and blown away by Ginger Baker specifically. I mean, wow! I immediately bought some albums and setup some streams. When I saw the post here the other day I listened to Cream all day in Ginger's honor. Rock on wherever you are, Ginger Baker! Respect.

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Old 10th October 2019, 01:40 PM   #8
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Great Drummer, indeed! Second one after John Bonham imho . Did he really invent the drum solo, as per the live recordings of Toad?
R.I.P Mr. Baker!
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