Ginger Baker: we've just lost another unique drummer

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by SteveDee, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    His father was killed on Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign.


    His middle name, Louvain, suggests a link to German atrocities there in 1914 shortly before he was born.
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  3. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    A great drummer that bridged many genres of music. However, not an easy man to please or befriend.

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  5. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Jack Bruce died 5 years ago this month. That leaves only Eric Clapton still with us.

    Cream’s music is immortal though.

    A US based colleague of mine specialises in providing services to the music industry and especially rock bands. He is a big fan of British blues/progressive rock bands. He mentioned that he had never heard a better drummer than Ginger Baker, saying his timing was flawless.

    RIP Ginger Baker.

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  6. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    A truly brilliant band !!
  7. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Bonham, Moon, Baker and Mitch Mitchell.

    Now all gone.

    There was something in the water back then.
  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Not that they drank much water
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  9. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    I have a brilliant LP by the Baker Gurvitz Army. Elysian Encounter. 1975.

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