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Old 09-26-2019, 10:09 AM
blackd blackd is offline
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Default Ginger Baker

Dont know if this has been posted
Cream drummer Ginger Baker is “critically ill”
this is according to his family I saw it on my facebook page
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. A quick Google search shows the same, but no further details. However, one can guess that his decades of smoking has something to do with this. Can't help but think this is not good.

-Mark

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Old 09-26-2019, 01:22 PM
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The decades of drug use don't help either and he's not a young man. Sad to hear.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:35 PM
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:18 PM
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A big influence on me. His personality and demeanor have not ! Sending prayers, He advanced the instrument !!
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:28 PM
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Get well soon Mr. Baker!!


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Old 09-27-2019, 08:25 AM
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Had chance to go and I said no
that will never happen again one dead and one sick
I really miss the old days
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:50 AM
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He was a big influence on me as a young drummer, and I recreate his drum parts today in my Clapton tribute band, but he's a repellent personality, a nasty, bitter human being. I had a chance to meet Ginger years ago at a Modern Drummer Festival Weekend. I walked right past him backstage and didn't say a word. One of my journalist friends had tried to interview Ginger once, and Baker was so rude to him, he gave up and left.

Baker undoubtedly suffers from emphysema caused by years of heavy smoking. In the documentary, Beware Of Mr. Baker, there's a scene with him breathing through an oxygen mask. I wish him no harm, mind you. But if you smoke those poisonous cigarettes for decades, they're going to kill you eventually.

The Cream reunion was basically Clapton doing Baker and possibly Bruce a favor, as Baker was in dire financial straits by that point. Then, he took the money he made on the tour, millions supposedly, and squandered it somehow.

Watch Beware Of Mr. Baker. It's up on YouTube, I believe.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:25 AM
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He was a big influence on me as a young drummer, and I recreate his drum parts today in my Clapton tribute band, but he's a repellent personality, a nasty, bitter human being. I had a chance to meet Ginger years ago at a Modern Drummer Festival Weekend. I walked right past him backstage and didn't say a word. One of my journalist friends had tried to interview Ginger once, and Baker was so rude to him, he gave up and left.

Baker undoubtedly suffers from emphysema caused by years of heavy smoking. In the documentary, Beware Of Mr. Baker, there's a scene with him breathing through an oxygen mask. I wish him no harm, mind you. But if you smoke those poisonous cigarettes for decades, they're going to kill you eventually.

The Cream reunion was basically Clapton doing Baker and possibly Bruce a favor, as Baker was in dire financial straits by that point. Then, he took the money he made on the tour, millions supposedly, and squandered it somehow.

Watch Beware Of Mr. Baker. It's up on YouTube, I believe.
He spent it on polo ponies. seriously !!! Went right back into debit,
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:40 PM
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He spent it on polo ponies. seriously !!! Went right back into debit,
I had heard that too.
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