I saw him live with Cream at Chelmsford Corn Exchange in 1966 or 67. One of the great concerts swith one of the great bands and one I still remember
It's hard to imagine him at 80, then I remember how old I am.
I don’t wish to speak ill of anyone that has passed but the above observations are accurate. Only in recent years Ginger came into a car dealership I worked at in Canterbury not far from his Kent home, shall I say he wasn’t the easiest customer to deal with.
But he was an integral part of an iconic band with some great music and that’s what the majority will remember him for.
My older brother introduced me to cream when I was more interested in the stranglers etc, very different from what I was listening to at the time but as I grew older I appreciated their music more and the contribution they made to the UK music scene, great musicians all of them and held together by gingers incredible drumming...great drummer but when you hear Clapton, Bruce and others speak he obviously lacked a little in the people skills department....but let's remember him for what he was good at ...and he was very good at it
Cream were, well the cream. But they did knock some shyte amongst the greatness. Baker was a pretty good polo player too. How he lasted until 80 given the industrial quantities of heroin that he pumped in to himself is little short of a miracle.