RIP Ginger Baker

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  1. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Sad news. :sadwave:
     
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    Moving on to a new gig Ginge.
    Keep an eye out for Jack. We hear he's still carrying that knife.
    You were fucking good Ginger.
    Happy trails.
    BP
     
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    Ginger Baker, the wildly influential and innovative drummer who laid the groundwork for heavy metal and world music and played with everyone from Fela Kuti to John Lydon to Max Roach, died Sunday after a lengthy hospital stay. He was 80.
    “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning. Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past weeks,” the drummer’s Facebook confirmed Sunday, nearly two weeks after Baker’s family said he was “critically ill” in the hospital.
    “Dad passed away peacefully,” his daughter Nettie Baker told CNN in a statement. “He was in no pain and had recently been able to see and speak to his children, close family and special friends.”
    Kofi Baker, Ginger’s son and drummer in the tribute band the Music of Cream, added in a statement, “The other day I had a beautiful visit with my dad…we talked about memories and music and he’s happy that I’m keeping his legacy alive. Our relationship was mended and he was in a peaceful place. Thank you all for the kind messages and thoughts. I love my dad and will miss him always.”
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    Cream's Ginger Baker is 'Critically Ill in Hospital'


    Flashback: Ginger Baker Returns to His Jazz Roots With Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden

    In 2016, Rolling Stone placed the Cream co-founder third on its list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time,” writing, “Gifted with immense talent, and cursed with a temper to match, Ginger Baker combined jazz training with a powerful polyrhythmic style in the world’s first, and best, power trio …The London-born drummer introduced showmanship to the rock world with double-kick virtuosity and extended solos.”
     
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    A real rock star
     
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    Rest in Peace. Seems he was not a happy man here.
     
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    It’s a very sad day
    R.I.P. G Baker.
     
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    Wow, so sad!! I loved Cream and still listen to them a lot. Matter of fact Im working on Badge now!!

    RIP Ginger!!!
     
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    Wow... RIP mister Baker. Another icon leaves the room.
     
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    R.I.P.

     
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    R.I.P. Ginger Baker
    Jam With Jimi, and the others already there!
    Mitch
     
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    Excellent selection Dawg. Put some blood sweat and tears into it and nail that sucker!
    BP
     
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    Cream Farewell Concert as transmitted on BBC TV January 5th 1969 Tony Palmer Films

     
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    Its getting there sounds pretty good but need to put it all
    together and polish it up!!!
     
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    One of my favorite Clapton solos
     
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    Thank you Ginger [vocalist here], & Eric, & Jack! You 3 three as a band, were fantastic!


    "Pressed Rat and Warthog closed down their shop.
    They didn't want to; 'twas all they had got.
    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
    And Pressed Rat's collection of doglegs and feet.

    "Sadly, they left, telling no one goodbye.
    Pressed Rat wore red jodhpurs, Warthog a striped tie.
    Between them, they carried a three-legged sack,
    Went straight round the corner and never came back.

    "Pressed Rat and Warthog closed down their shop.
    The bad captain madman had told them to stop
    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
    And Pressed Rat's collection of doglegs and feet.

    "The bad captain madman had ordered their fate.
    He laughed and stomped off with a nautical gate.
    The gate turned into a deroga tree
    And his peg leg got woodworm and broke into three.

    "Pressed Rat and Warthog closed down their shop.
    They didn't want to; 'twas all they had got.
    Selling atonal apples, amplified heat,
    And Pressed Rat's collection of doglegs and feet."
     
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    I'm floored. Very sad news. I can only hope he's in a better place getting rest and peace.

    Brilliant musician with awesome abilities. I was at the movies yesterday and during the previews to an interesting new movie, bits of "Sunshine of Your Love" played throughout the trailer yet I hadn't learned of his passing at the time. I'm glad the world hasn't forgotten about Jack and now I hope it does the same for Ginger.
     
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    On a positive note, I don't think many people, likely including himself, would have placed any bets on him living until the age of 80, so while the loss of someone is sad, I'd say there's also reason to celebrate that he was able to lead not such an interesting life, but a remarkably long one as well.
     
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    What a shame. R.I.P. Ginger.
     
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