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Discussion in 'In Memory Of...' started by Bill Seward, Oct 6, 2019.
One of the best drummers ever.
He had a long career with Cream and many other bands. RIP.
A bit of a troubled soul, but an amazing drummer with a unique style.
Rolling Stone had a great bio on him awhile-ago. Evidently he was a lover of a couple of things: thoroughbred horses, and methamphetamine. He had a farm where he kept millions of dollars-worth of thoroughbreds, and over-time, his personal bank account dwindled-away. It supposedly got to the point, that he was in-danger of losing his farm and the horses, but his Cream pals stepped-in and did a benefit to help him get back on firm ground, financially.
Cream, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's AIr-Force, got 'em all. I have to-say, his work is among my all-time favorite songs/albums.
I'd think that he must be ranked as one of the best drummers, ever. I had just heard Toad recently, before he died, and I recalled how it had been an issue, the length of it for radio airplay.
This is a great read: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-devil-and-ginger-baker-197154/
Ran across this thread and had forgotten Ginger passed. Spent the last two days in the shop listening to him, Jack Bruce, Robin Trower and others. A really nice nostalgic diversion. A break from the “Blooze” if you will…
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