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    RIP Ginger Baker

    Gone to the great kit in the sky was watching an interview with him just a couple of weeks ago and re lived some of those great Cream moments
    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Did well to keep going so long? That’s today’s music sorted then. RIP Ginger Baker.

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    Noooooooooooo!!!!!

    How he made it this far I'll never know. Genius drummer. RIP


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    Wow! I didn’t really know much about ginger until I watched the beware of me baker documentary. As a child and a student of the guitar I was more into Clapton but always knew that the drummer for cream seemed to play different syncopations than any other drummer I was listening to in rock (makes sense that ginger was a predominately a jazz drummer I guess).

    He was certainly quite the character... after watching the film I actually felt quite sad for him in many ways.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d7h8CqYXEx0

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    Sad news indeed, probably the best drummer I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    I need to listen to Toad now.

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    The fact that my 16 y/o knows who he was tells something I suppose. He told me about his death reading an online newspaper. And scrolled through his playlist looking for The Cream. RIP Ginger Baker.
    Last edited by thieuster; 6th October 2019 at 13:26.

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    Very sad news, one of the best drummers of all time, a reminder of our own mortality when our heroes pass.

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    RIP Mr Baker

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    A great musician not such a great person the documentary about him was a good insight into him

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    RIP Ginger, a slightly mad and difficult man but supremely talented. I shall be spinning this superb album this afternoon:


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    Top man Top Drummer idolised him in the late 60s and 70s RIP Ginger

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    That’s very sad. Outstanding contribution to music. RIP

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    I saw Ginger in 1974 with the Baker Gurvitz Army at the Southend Kursaal, he did his drum solo he called the Toad. I loved ‘Pressed Rat & Waterhog’ which he voiced over. I was told never to meet him as he was such an arshole, nobody had a nice word to say about him apart from Lemmy. They were the same breed.
    RIP Ginger a truly great drummer


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    A mate of mine asked for his autograph in the very early '70's, as he was a huge Cream fan.

    'Is this completely necessary?" replied Ginger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
    I was told never to meet him as he was such an arshole, nobody had a nice word to say about him apart from Lemmy. They were the same breed.
    RIP Ginger a truly great drummer

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    Saw this doco repeated recently on BBC4, he does indeed come across as an unpleasant chap. Lemmy doesnt seem to be in the same class


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    His talents went way beyond Cream, the stuff he did with Fela Kuti was fantastic and he was a handy jazz drummer too.

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    This was an interesting read today:
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...ck-music-apart

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    I mainly remember him from his African adventure. Travelling overland, through the Sahara, to set up a music recording studio in Lagos.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    His talent matched by his temperament. Unfortunately he lived like his mentor Phil Seaman whereas he should have lived like his contemporaries Fleetwood or Watts. His nature came out in his playing like Stewart Copeland or Lars Ulrich.

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    Fantastic drummer RIP


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