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    Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 2:56pm
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Another great 'bites the dust'...and reminds us just how long we've been music fans. Thank You for the entertainment during my deformative years.  

RIP, Ginger Baker - now you and Jack Bruce have a chance to sync-up and get ready for the next reunion.

Ginger Baker, the drummer for rock supergroups Cream and Blind Faith, dies at 80


Ginger Baker on stage with Cream in London
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I remember as a kid being in awe of his marathon drum solo in the instrumental song Toad on the Wheels of Fire album.

I recall seeing him on Letterman with Jack Bruce in the early 90's. 

He talked briefly about his olive farm in Italy.

Here's the clip. The interview begins at 3:00, right after they perform with the band...


He lived a long and satisfying life.

RIP Mr Baker.

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I remember buying the Ginger Baker's Air Force album way back when, and thinking it sucked.  In fact, I think I got it from one of those 99-cent "cut-out" bins.  Maybe I should try listening again.  Maybe it's better than I thought.
 
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(sorry for the link like this.  I can't seem to embed youtube videos here anymore)

And now there is one.  Ginger Baker was a crazy old bastard, but a phenomenal drummer!  Rest in peace, sir!
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Damn! RIP. Glad I had the chance to see you perform.
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I almost forgot this until just a couple of minutes ago, but back in the late 60's, I recall hearing this fake rumor/urban legend kind of thing, about how after the marathon drum solo in Toad, which was recorded live on the WoF album, that Baker collapsed and died from exhaustion.

I think it was just a couple of years prior to the "Paul is dead" rumor.
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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker was one of the best drummers who ever sat behind a drum kit! 
I had the pleasure of preparing food for him at a function in London, UK in the 1980's, then I did the same function for him in the 1990's in New York City. 
I know he was known as being a bit of a prick, but I found him to be a very appreciative man. He tried to watch what he ate, due to some restrictions, and he was thankful for the special treatment.
I thanked him for all of the cool music he provided for me during my life. He asked me if I enjoyed jazz, I told him that my father taught me to appreciate jazz from the time I was in my crib as a baby. 
He told me I had a great Dad and asked if he could look him up. I told him that my Dad died in 1985. He told me he'd look him up in heaven, if he ever gets there (while chuckling).
I hope he checks in with Dad, since my Dad also loved Cream, Blind Faith, and Air Force.....Dad had good taste in music.
R.I.P. Ginger!
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