Musical artists from around the globe are mourning the lack of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker, who died Sunday (Oct. 6. He was 80.
Musicians like Paul McCartney, Flea, Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg, Questlove and others expressed their condolences on social media after studying the unhappy information about Baker’s demise.
“Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy,” McCartney tweeted, including an anecdote about working in Baker’s recording studio whereas recording Wings’ Band on the Run. “Sad to hear that he died but the memories never will.”
The jazz-rock drummer’s demise follows a 2016 fall in his house and subsequent open coronary heart surgical procedure after being identified with a coronary heart situation.
Baker leaves behind a legacy because the drummer for Cream, his 1960s energy trio with guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce that tossed up the blues with sunshine-pop, hitting the Billboard Hot 100 laborious with “Sunshine of Your Love” (No. 5) and “White Room” (No. 6) in 1968.
Read extra tributes to Baker beneath.
Ginger Baker, nice drummer, wild and wonderful man. We labored collectively on the ‘Band on the Run’ album in his ARC Studio, Lagos, Nigeria. Sad to listen to that he died however the recollections by no means will. X Paul pic.twitter.com/Rne4tn6A2i
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 6, 2019
Thank you Ginger Baker.
— Jay Weinberg (@jayweinbergdrum) October 6, 2019
— Gary Kemp (@garyjkemp) October 6, 2019
Ginger Baker, the artistic drummer who performed with Cream has handed away.
Rest in peace Sir, I doubt we’ll see your likes once more.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) October 6, 2019
RIP Ginger Baker. One of the best drummers of all time. Begin with Cream’s Disraeli Gears. https://t.co/dObwjvWrva
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) October 6, 2019