Ginger Baker R.I.P.

photo: Zoran Veselinovic. 1980

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49827436

Kev Carleonis… The best must sadly die

Mike Cope… RIP at The Great Gig in the Sky with all the other Greats. What a Session that must be…?!

Alan Parker… R.I.P. Ginger Baker.

Tony Court-holmes… worked on the pier the night he played hastings with the army. r.i.p.

Jan Warren… Oh nooooo, probably The best drummer ever!! R.I.P Ginger

Eric Cawthraw… I’ve just heard that Ginger Baker has just joined the Rhythm section in the sky. That’s Ginger and Jack gone – just Eric left!  Spooky, it was only earlier that I was paying some Cream in the car to my lad and I mentioned that Mr. B was getting on a bit.

Alan Esdaile… I remember we promoted Baker Gurvitz Army at Chatham Town Hall but he wasn’t happy. I think it was down to the stage size or may have been the support bands equipment. However was a fantastic gig. R.I.P. Ginger Baker.

John Warner… Last saw him many years ago at the Cellar club, Kingston with Cream. Great group, great drummer!

Mick O’Dowd… Worked onstage with him at Martin-Casson Pier gig. Support band had to play half way up Pier even though The Army were only a 3 piece. Stood throughout set about 6 feet from him and that was an eye-opener! He made drums talk with hardly any effort. RIP Ginger.

Mike Waghorne… RIP

Deborah Mould… It’s sad that the drummers don’t get the recognition they deserve!

Danny Goyvaerts… Sad! Best drummer ever!

Peter Houghton… I saw the Baker Gurvitz Army and I think there were 4 Ginger the two Gurvitz Brothers and one other have to check my album cover I think the other guys name was Snips?

Neil Partrick… He was wonderful. If anyone’s not seen Meet Mr Baker, it’s strongly recommended. Not always pretty but entertaining.

Doug Prentice… Saw him with Cream on the revolving stage at Glasgow Locarno Ballroom and later leading Airforce at Glasgow Apollo – Magnificent.

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  1. Worked onstage with him at Martin-Casson Pier gig. Support band had to play half way up Pier even though The Army were only a 3 piece. Stood throughout set about 6 feet from him and that was an eye-opener! He made drums talk with hardly any effort. RIP Ginger.

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