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Cream was never one of most favorite bands, but I liked them enough. But I recognized Baker as one of the great drummers in rock history. He was good. Rest In Peace.

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My favorite drummer. RIP
 
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Oh no! RIP Ginger Baker Frown



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Great drummer. He was one ornery guy. I saw an interview sometime back by a journalist who interviewed when he was living on his compound in South Africa. Unnecessarily unpleasant would be a kind description. Here it is:
 
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Ginger Baker and Levon Helm top my list. RIP.


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"March to the beat of your own drum."
Yeah, man. That you did.

Live life on your terms, or be a slave to another.

RIP Mr. Baker.




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A drumming hero of my youth! RIP Ginger, you were a great one.




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SO sad to see you go. RIP.
 
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Oddball summoned it up for me.

RIP Ginger.

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I almost wore out the grooves listening to Toad when it came out. RIP.
 
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I almost wore out the grooves listening to Toad when it came out. RIP.


GREAT drumming there. Cool

 
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I am with you, Oddball and 0-0.

Sucks getting old and the circle of life continues....


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He made it to 80, really seems pretty remarkable; he always looked so skeletal. Big influence on a lot of drummers, I guess.


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Yeah, I tried a while back to watch Beware of Mr. Baker but the editing made it impossible for me.
 
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RIP Ginger


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I almost wore out the grooves listening to Toad when it came out. RIP.


GREAT drumming there. Cool



Check out this version.

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSpW6MePb10


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Thanks for the recommendation, oddball, we thoroughly enjoyed this.

Cream showed up when I was at "that age", I'm not sure any of us knew what to think. Yeah, there was hype, it's a "supergroup", sez who and what the hell is this? It didn't take long for everyone to get up to speed. A pretty awful guy, the world is better for him having been here. RIP Mr. Baker.




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