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Topic: Ginger Baker - RIP
Posted By: PaWolf
Subject: Ginger Baker - RIP
Date 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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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 4:03pm
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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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 5:55pm
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.
 
RIP, Ginger.
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 5:56pm
RIP

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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 7:42pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8WYMkTP5_s&fbclid=IwAR0km-Ee_fMJriwnYNCPsB_rvQ2ymoCzPLVn1LVN4c_VSR5Dapn0v3cmwjM" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8WYMkTP5_s&fbclid=IwAR0km-Ee_fMJriwnYNCPsB_rvQ2ymoCzPLVn1LVN4c_VSR5Dapn0v3cmwjM

(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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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 10:28pm
Damn! RIP. Glad I had the chance to see you perform.

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2019 at 10:55pm
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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Posted By: Jimmy
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2019 at 12:34am
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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