RIP Ginger Baker

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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49827436

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Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80.
A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi5g-hxdcEQ

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He was 80

The only explanation I could find:

Quote:
Baker, had been suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis and a smoking-related pulmonary condition


Here:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... r-obituary

But both articles only really just tell the story of his life.
juice Inadvertently correct
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That’s a remarkably long life given his lifestyle.
TOS
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he was pretty frickin nuts but very talented
Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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I thought he was too cantankerous and ornery to die. RIP.

My favorite comment on a news post about this:
"I went to see Cream in 1969 because I wanted to see them before Ginger Baker died. He lasted another 50 years!"
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Ginger Baker was awesome.
Séamas Honorary Consul General
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Interesting fellow.
I was a huge Cream fan for a very long time, but I have to say, maybe it was how he was recorded or something (to me it seemed all of his toms were tuned the same), but out of all the "great" drummers, he was one that usually left me cold.
He definitely had the admiration of other drummers, so what do I know?
juice Inadvertently correct
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Neil Peart said Ginger was the reason he picked up a drum stick.

That’s good enough for me.
TOS
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RIP Ginger Baker