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Ginger Baker RIP

Postby never/ever » 26 Sep 2019, 12:06

As mentioned by Jon K today, this news broke...

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/cre ... cally-ill/

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Re: Ginger Baker critically ill

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Sep 2019, 12:14

Not surprising, but sad nonetheless.
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Postby Geezee » 26 Sep 2019, 13:14

80 is a fcking good innings all things considered.
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Postby Jimbo » 26 Sep 2019, 14:01

"Ginger Baker is a speed freak, man. That's how he plays so fast."

We actually talked this way way back when.
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Re: Ginger Baker critically ill

Postby Matt Wilson » 26 Sep 2019, 16:03

I've always said every day after 80 is gravy. I would love to think I'll make it to that age. Ginger has nothing to be ashamed about.

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Re: Ginger Baker critically ill

Postby Matt Wilson » 26 Sep 2019, 16:06

Diabetes, asthma, lack of exercise and excessive drinking.

Don't think you need to worry about the bunting.

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Postby Carlsson » 26 Sep 2019, 17:21

Interestingly I read this in the café red tops today that Peter was going to give free drum tuition for an east London charity - One Drum Foundation

A cantankerous old git but I wish him well

One of my musical heroes!




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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby never/ever » 06 Oct 2019, 11:30

Sadly enough, GB just passed away.
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Postby Carlsson » 06 Oct 2019, 12:41

Very sad news

A great tub thumper and an influence on my musical life

RIP Peter

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Postby Belle Lettre » 06 Oct 2019, 12:43

My kids are mourning with us as I used to play them Cream in the car a great deal. RIP Ginger.
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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Sam Stone » 06 Oct 2019, 13:27

Something of a warts'n'all bio but well worth a watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=josXy65dQI8

RIP Ginge and thanks for all the terrific music and
a life - well - lived

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Carlsson » 06 Oct 2019, 14:58

50 years ago this meant a lot to a 17 year old from the haunting Pappalardi trumpet onwards...



RIP Peter, Jack, Felix and Tom Dowd







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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 06 Oct 2019, 15:52

RIP Peter
You were a raj fucker who did it your way
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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 06 Oct 2019, 15:57

Great player, a force of nature. Wrote some of my favourite Cream songs, including this. Love his playing on Blind Faith too. RIP


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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 06 Oct 2019, 16:00

Another Ginger gem....


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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby soundchaser » 06 Oct 2019, 17:24

C wrote:50 years ago this meant a lot to a 17 year old from the haunting Pappalardi trumpet onwards...



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Yes, me too. My older brother had Wheels Of fire and Pressed Rat & Warthog made a big impression on me. N.S.U was an early influence on me, particularly the rolling drum which was a big thrill. I really enjoyed the documentary about him, although as a person, best enjoy from a distance it seems. But what a legacy he leaves behind. R.I.P Ginger Baker.

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Re: Ginger Baker RIP

Postby Carlsson » 06 Oct 2019, 17:36

Pool Hall Richard wrote:Great player, a force of nature. Wrote some of my favourite Cream songs, including this. Love his playing on Blind Faith too. RIP



Good call - I love Jack's cello on that track

A superb album - studio and live






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