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Old 10-06-2019, 08:26 AM
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Default We lost an icon today. Ginger Baker

Not unexpected but very sad news to hear that Ginger Baker passed away today. He was 80 years old and I am sure influenced many of us along the way.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: We lost an icon today. Ginger Baker

I never thought he'd last this long. I think it was just his crotchety-ness that kept him going.
He was my first, BIG influence at rock drumming. The first album I ever bought was "Disraeli Gears" -probably because I liked the day-go artwork on the cover. (I think I was about 8 years old at the time).

Rest in Peace, Ginger. You earned it!
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:04 PM
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He was a big influence on me. My band still plays sunshine of your love, We played it yesterday at an outdoor gig. But the man as a person I've never cared for. RIP.. Now only one Cream member left.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: We lost an icon today. Ginger Baker

No! I knew it had to come but, I'm still in shock! Like Vintagemore2000, he was quite a great influence on me as well although his personality left me cold. R.I.P., Mr. Baker.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:35 PM
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In the white room is were he’s at now with black curtains
Rip
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:25 PM
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So sad to hear this. RIP Ginger.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:31 PM
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As I said in another thread earlier, Ginger was a huge influence on me as a young drummer, and I still emulate his drum parts when playing Cream and Blind Faith tunes, but his repellent personality unfortunately overshadows all that. In any event, I wish him godspeed on his final journey.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:43 AM
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Default Re: We lost an icon today. Ginger Baker

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Originally Posted by O-Lugs View Post
I never thought he'd last this long. I think it was just his crotchety-ness that kept him going.
He was my first, BIG influence at rock drumming. The first album I ever bought was "Disraeli Gears" -probably because I liked the day-go artwork on the cover. (I think I was about 8 years old at the time).

Rest in Peace, Ginger. You earned it!
Yes RIP Ginger, The first ever Stereo Album that I purchased was "Fresh Cream" .. a big influence he was .. spent a few years following him and his legendary bands....

Cheers
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