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    Default R.I.P. Ginger Baker

    A great drummer if not necessarily the nicest of men. God bless the cantankerous old goat.

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    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Sad news but many happy memories of much great music from Ginger. Cream were about as good as it gets. Those Were The Days.
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    A jazz drummer at heart


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    Liked Blind Faith even more than Cream


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    Ahhhhhhh dammit! With Jack gone too, pressed rat and warthog have officially closed shop! I have no idea if there is an afterlife, but if there is, there's gotta be a tremendous drum solo going on right now.
    "He who makes songs without feeling spoils both his words and his music. " ~ Guillaume de Machaut

    "Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple." ~ Aaron Copland.

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    Sad news. One of the truly great drummers.
    Thanks for the music GB.
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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    The following song was written after the death of another great drummer, Paul Hester. Somehow I feel that it is very appropriate for this thread:

    English Trees

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DUwn-f1yXeE

    We won't forget you!
    "He who makes songs without feeling spoils both his words and his music. " ~ Guillaume de Machaut

    "Music that is born complex is not inherently better or worse than music that is born simple." ~ Aaron Copland.

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    Eric is 6 years younger. Just saying. Last of Cream.

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    It's hard to think of many sixties groups where all the members are still alive. The only ones I can think of are Manfred Mann and Vanilla Fudge.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Ginger Baker: 'I’m not an easy person to get on with' – a classic interview from the vaults -

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...ocks-backpages


    ‘Beware of Mr. Baker’: A Documentary About the Genius and Terror of Drummer Ginger Baker (review)

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...-baker-232253/

    Link to the documentary mentioned above -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7h8CqYXEx0

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    I was sad to hear about this but it wasn't unexpected. He's looked like a walking zombie for years so I'm actually surprised he held out this long. Cream and Blind Faith are definitely legacies to be proud of, even if both were way too short-lived.

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