Ginger Baker RIP

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1 week 6 days ago #772580 by Dave Scott
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Ginger passed away at 80 years .

RIP

Many may have not heard of Ginger but was one of my early heros.

He was a member of supergroup CREAM with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.

I was lucky enough to watch them live at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh and a bit of a head banging evening.
He was probably one of the best drummers ever and even when he was in his early 20s he looked double his age.
The combination of possibly the best 3 artists of their time brought together Clapton (guitar) Bruce (base and vocals ) and Baker (drummer) the CREAM was a great name.
They sold millions of LPs in theses days and certainly one of my fav bands

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1 week 6 days ago #772583 by KitKat
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Cream- What great memory's. Gingers melding of jazz and African rhythms superb.
May the wild man of rock RIP

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1 week 6 days ago #772584 by Dave Scott
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I am sure he died in SA as the last i remember he had chilled down and had horses in the Cape Town area?

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1 week 6 days ago #772586 by bayern
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He might have re-located to KZN from the Cape.

Watched a good docie on him filmed whilst he was living in the Cape, he beat up the interviewer. Rumour has it he used to beat up Jack Bruce, and that's the reason Cream broke up.

Good drummer nonetheless.

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1 week 6 days ago #772589 by KitKat
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He lost his polo farm in the Cape after being defrauded by a bank clerk who claimed to be his lover. She was convicted of fraud but he never got his money back. He later married a South African woman and returned to England and was living in Kent.

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1 week 6 days ago #772590 by Dave Scott
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No doubt he was a bit crazy and erratic like Keith Moon of the Who

Jack died at 71years and Ginger who was also very sick for years had a few words for Jack

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