After days of great sickness on the hospital, legendary drummer Ginger Baker has died as we speak. Baker, finest identified for his work with Cream, Fela Kuti and Blind Religion, was extensively thought to be among the best percussionists on the planet. The musicians who labored with Baker and the leagues impressed by him took a second this morning to pay tribute to the late rock icon.
The household of the late Jack Bruce, a member of Cream's Baker Group, wrote a tribute to Baker. "Surviving a love-hate relationship, Ginger regarded like Jack's older brother, their chemistry was actually spectacular," wrote the Bruce household. Paul McCartney wrote a tribute to his late Band on the Run collaborator, calling him a "wild and lovable man." Discover these monuments, in addition to the tributes of Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Flea, Questlove, Edgar Wright, and many others.
Baker was additionally identified for his typically unstable character, captured within the documentary Beware Mr. Baker, directed by Jay Bulger. Bulger wrote a memorial to Baker for Rolling Stone. "Ginger drove sports activities vehicles on cliffs in Algeria," he wrote. "The night time Jimi Hendrix died, Ginger Baker was with him. He has been smoking on the chain for 50 years. He has been taking heroin for many years. 4 girls. Three kids. It was a residing testimony of the stiff higher lip that earned Britain its empire. See you quickly, Ginge. Don’t worry, as you’ve at all times stated: "The satan takes care of himself."