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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:02 AM

Cream drummer Ginger Baker critically ill in hospital

Source: The Guardian

Cream drummer Ginger Baker critically ill in hospital

Family of Baker, who has also performed with Fela Kuti and Public Image Ltd, ask fans to ‘keep him in your prayers’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas
@ben_bt
Thu 26 Sep 2019 08.56 BST

Ginger Baker, the jazz and blues drummer who co-founded the rock band Cream, has been reported critically ill.

A tweet posted from his official account reads: “The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight.”

Baker, 80, has had a hugely varied career. Following two years together with Cream from 1966 to 1968, he and Eric Clapton formed Blind Faith, before Baker moved to Lagos and played with Fela Kuti. He has since spent time in cosmic rock band Hawkwind, John Lydon’s post-punk group Public Image Ltd, and in groups with jazz musicians including Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. A documentary about his life, Beware of Mr Baker, was made in 2012.

Baker’s health has deteriorated in recent years. In 2013 he told Rolling Stone that he was suffering from “extremely painful” osteoarthritis, and also had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung condition. In 2016 he underwent open heart surgery and suffered a bad fall.


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/26/cream-ginger-baker-critically-ill



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dem4decades Sep 26 #1
beachbumbob Sep 26 #2
ProfessorGAC Oct 6 #9
Atticus Sep 26 #3
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blm Sep 26 #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:06 AM

1. "Ginger Baker please" Sad news.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:10 AM

2. A great drummer and a great band with Cream

Longtime childhood memories wearing out Disraeli Gears record from over playing

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:58 AM

9. It Was Wheels of Fire For Me!

That live disc flipped me out!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:25 AM

3. Part of the soundtrack of my youth. Peace to you, Mr. Baker. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:45 AM

5. +1

Very sad news. The insistent, compelling vibration of those drums altered my molecular structure. I remain forever grateful.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:32 AM

4. 😢

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:49 AM

6. Loved Cream and Blind Faith, but this was my favorite album cover of his:

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:42 AM

7. phenomenal musician....

time does take it's toll....

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 07:48 AM

8. Prayers for him and his family.

Loved his music, thankful for all the great music he made.

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