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Minivanman
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Ginger Baker

So sad to here about the death of Ginger Baker at the age of 80, the Cream of my youth.

Don't rest in peace, give 'em hell up there! 


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I'm surprised he lived as long as he did with all that chain-smoking. 

 

 

 

 

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A true Legend.

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Sad to hear this. Another part of that era of great music gone.

RIP Ginger.

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Saw him on Cream's first tour - incredible night! Cool

Truly a legend in his own lifetime. I read somewhere that the manner of his passing was the first peaceful thing he ever did!

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

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Heads up ...

In case anybody who's interested hasn't already spotted it, the BBC are repeating a program tonight called "imagine... Beware of Mr. Baker" 

"The irascible Cream drummer Ginger Baker reflects on his sixty-year career. Contains very strong language."

 

Scheduled 22:55 - 00:25 on BBC4

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@RobPN 

I saw that a few weeks ago. It's very powerful in its content, but he comes across as a very generous person (even though he did break the producer's nose!).

This is GB a few years ago after his quad heart bypass delivering a tribute to Jack Bruce...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUOL4qP4S1g

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@RobPN 

Watched it last night, excellent viewing,

Only really know of him from his time with Cream but what a drummer, what a life, what a character... but what a pain in the backside!

 

 


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@Minivanman 

Like @nozzer I watched the program a while back, and like you I also only really knew him as a member of Cream.