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Ginger Baker aged 80

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Old 6th October 2019, 16:15
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Ginger Baker aged 80

What could I say that hasn't been said umpteen times already...
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Old 6th October 2019, 17:13
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Interesting life. You don't get many polo-playing rock drummers.
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Old 6th October 2019, 18:47
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The original for 'Animal'!

The words Rest and Peace, somehow do not seem to apply.
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R.I.P. ....Ginger.. I enjoyed listening to your music..
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He played some of the best & longest drum solo's ever. I think he holds a world record for one of them. RIP Ginger.
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According to an ex neighbour of mine (one Nick Mason) it was Ginger Baker that inspired him to take up drumming. It inspired me too but I'm afraid the call of the sea won out - pity as I might, like Mason, have two nice houses, a large vintage car collection and a helicopter! The reality is that out of every hundred would be rock stars only one will get to the top, so the sea was a better option or at least I force myself to believe that.
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The original for 'Animal'!

The words Rest and Peace, somehow do not seem to apply.
In actual fact "Animal" was based on an earlier Swing Band Drummer Ronnie Verrell. Played for Ted Heath and Syd Lawrence.
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In actual fact "Animal" was based on an earlier Swing Band Ronnie Verrell. Played for Ted Heath and Syd Lawrence.
Yes, Ronnie Verrell actually played the drums but the red hair was most definitely Ginger baker.
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I am amazed no-one has said this and it is not meant to disrespect the memory of a musician of immense talent, but my first thought was, Ginger Baker made it to 80! Amazing!
It is a great shame that his name is not better known in his later career, I am sure many have heard and admired him and not known his name and history.
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There's some great stuff of his, and Cream, on YouTube
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Yes , He was quite an exceptional drummer ,bordering on Genius probably ,but like many of similar ilk, His head appeared to be full of "Demons."R I P. Ginger.
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Old 9th October 2019, 21:14
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EDDIE;;;ginger baker or John Bonham,if I had to choose it would be Bonham.both great drummers.
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