Ginger Baker Death: Cream Drummer Has Died At 80 – Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer and bandleader who died Sunday morning at age 80.
Ginger Baker Death: Cream Drummer Has Died At 80 | Ginger Baker Cause Of Death:
Cream Drummer Ginger Baker’s death was announced by his family on twitter, they had said on Sept. 25 , “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning. Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past weeks.”
Rolling Stone magazine once ranked Ginger Baker, the third-greatest rock drummer of all time, behind Moon and Bonham and considered as “drummer who practically invented the rock drum solo.”
Ginger Baker Cause Of Death:
While Baker was a jazz drummer in London clubs, Ginger Baker begun using the drug. Baker said he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from years of heavy smoking, and chronic back pain from degenerative osteoarthritis in 2013. In June 2016 Ginger Baker reportedly underwent open heart surgery.
Baker’s family announced he was critically ill, and later Ginger Baker eventually died on 6 October 2019 at the age of 80, at a hospital in Canterbury.
Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker was born on 19 August 1939 in Lewisham, South London. Ginger Baker began playing drums at age 15. For his work, a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music, Baker earned the reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer,”
Baker co-founded the rock band Cream in 1966 with bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton. A fusion of blues, psychedelic rock and hard rock, the band released Fresh Cream (Polydor, 1966), Disraeli Gears (Polydor, 1967), Wheels of Fire (Polydor, 1968), Goodbye (Polydor, 1969), Live Cream (Polydor, 1970), Live Cream Volume II (Polydor, 1972), Royal Albert Hall London, before breaking up in 1968.
Baker then worked for the album, Blind Faith with short-lived “supergroup” Blind Faith.
Cream Drummer Ginger Baker who was married four times and fathered three children, Nettie, Leda, and Kofi, said, “I went to a Duke Ellington concert in 1966 and Sam Woodyard was playing with Duke and he played some incredible tom tom and two bass drum things, some of which I still use today and I just knew I had to get a two bass drum kit.”
RIP Ginger Baker:
Mick Jagger Paid tribute to Ginger Baker, writing on twitter, “Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was a fiery but extremely talented and innovative drummer.”
Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was a fiery but extremely talented and innovative drummer. pic.twitter.com/tZg3IGwP4Z
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) October 6, 2019
Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy. We worked together on the 'Band on the Run' album in his ARC Studio, Lagos, Nigeria. Sad to hear that he died but the memories never will. X Paul pic.twitter.com/Rne4tn6A2i
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 6, 2019
1/2 Very sad day in the Drum world as we say goodbye to one of rock’s greatest pioneers: Ginger Baker. In the 60’s, there were a few drummers that came onto the scene playing “lead drums”. Ginger Baker was one of them taking rock drumming to a whole new level of expression. —-> pic.twitter.com/LGRlyJcyp4
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) October 6, 2019