The great Ginger Baker has died

Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 970
https://news.sky.com/story/ginger-baker-drummer-and-cream-co-founder-dies-aged-80-11829026

One of the very greatest drummers that's ever lived. End of an era!
"...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."

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  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 459
    😢
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,936
    Oh no! I had read that he was sick about a week ago, but this makes me sad. 

    He played a large part in the soundtrack of my life.... all those he influenced...

    Thank you for  your genius & the music it inspired, we will always have you when it's played. 

    😔


  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,044
    RIP Ginger. You were truly one of the greats.
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,934

    Yeah had seen he wasn't doing well last week, sad news.


    RIP

    This weekend we rock Portland
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,718
    edited October 6
    A true master of his craft. RIP to a genuine legend
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,947
    Gonna listen to the records he did with Fela today.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,267
    RIP...one of the great ones.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,062
    World class drummer and asshole, RIP Ginger
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,540
    One of the greatest.   He could be mean at times, he was a bit crazy, but he always spoke his mind, was forthright and never backed down, and oh man, what a great drummer.  Sad news this morning. 

    R.I.P. Ginger Baker.
    "Hate your job, love your stuff
    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
    -Juliana Hatfield
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.







  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,345
    Credited as the originator of the Drum Solo.

    Was LUCKY to see him once. 

    R.I.P. Ginger Baker
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,142
    RIP Ginger

    Thanks Brian for introducing me to the “Beware of Mr. Baker” documentary. Call him a shitty human being blah blah blah, maybe he was just a new soul on this planet. I always admired his authenticity. 

    Here is the doc just incase you haven’t seen it...it’s great...
    https://youtu.be/d7h8CqYXEx0

    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,142
    cutz said:
    Credited as the originator of the Drum Solo.

    Was LUCKY to see him once. 

    R.I.P. Ginger Baker
    Where’d you see him Jim?
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,928
    RIP Ginger.
    And only one member of Cream remains :( 
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 638
    RIP Ginger.
    I was lucky enough to see Ginger perform at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival. Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown) was in the band, and it was fantastic. They mostly played straight up jazz and a little Afrobeat. It was in a small theatre and I was in the 2nd row. One of those shows I will never forget. 

  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,468
    RIP Ginger

    Thanks Brian for introducing me to the “Beware of Mr. Baker” documentary. Call him a shitty human being blah blah blah, maybe he was just a new soul on this planet. I always admired his authenticity. 

    Here is the doc just incase you haven’t seen it...it’s great...
    https://youtu.be/d7h8CqYXEx0

    That was a good documentary. 

    RIP Ginger Baker
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