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R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« on: October 06, 2019, 13:03 »
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.

His style combined the lyricism of jazz with the crude power of rock. One critic said watching him was like witnessing "a human combine harvester".

But he was also a temperamental and argumentative figure, whose behaviour frequently led to on-stage punch-ups.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49827436
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 13:24 »
It's when I read that musicians who I regularly listen to have died AGED 80+ that I realise I am no spring chicken myself.

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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 15:13 »
I was never really into Cream, they were a bit before my time.  But yes, it's frightening to think that in 15 years, if I'm lucky, I'll be 70.
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 15:35 »
Your just a child Simon.

On saying that a bloke I have known since he was 16 and he is now 61 is in hospital and if he comes out (unlikely) he will end up in a nursing home such is the curse of drinking wine each and every day.
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 16:03 »
Thankfully you don't do that Simon.   :o:
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 17:43 »
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 20:25 »
I hope you don't drink upwards of two bottles a day Simon?

In his case he convinced himself that it was not as bad as spirits.  ::)
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2019, 21:00 »
I might have one glass of an evening, Den, and that's not every evening.
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2019, 21:44 »
Nothing wrong with that Simon (unless the glass is the size of a bucket).  :)x
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Re: R.I.P. Ginger Baker
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 22:14 »
 ;D
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