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Topic: RIP, Ginger Baker
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (Oct 6, 2019 07:50AM)
Gone at the age of 80.

"Who", you might ask?

Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Oct 6, 2019 09:13AM)
I met Mr. Baker once. it was in 1988 and I was working as a messenger for a company that did entertainment work. I delivered a package to him. It was 10 in the morning, and he looked in sorry shape. I felt he was high on something.

He never really attained that status of Keith Moon, but he was pretty wild behind the drums.

Rest in Peace Mr. Baker.
Message: Posted by: Sixten (Oct 6, 2019 09:18AM)
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 6, 2019 12:43PM)
Baker was awesome
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 6, 2019 01:15PM)
Great drummer! Loved him in Cream and Blind Faith. RIP, Mr. Baker.
Message: Posted by: Jack Straw (Oct 7, 2019 12:00AM)
I even listened to his "Air Force" albums back in the day because the two record set only cost me 99 cents as a cut-out when a single LP cost $5.99 or $6.99.
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (Oct 7, 2019 01:26PM)
RIP Mr Baker. Great drummer and a great character.

If anyone is interested I highly recommend the documentary "Beware of Mr Baker". The opening scene in which Baker tells the filmmaker, who Baker invited to his home, "I'm going !@#$**g to put you in hospital" then raps him in the nose with his cane is quite the jumping off point for a story of Gingers life and career.

I love this part of the film, particularly the 46:52 mark where Eric Clapton absolutely dismisses any comparisons between Keith Moon, John Bonham, and Ginger Baker. He literally scoffs at the notion.


The whole movie is available on Youtube in a free version.