Ginger Baker: RIP

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  1. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    So long Mr. Baker. May you go in peace.


    What Ginger has to say...
    "So I made my first kit out of biscuit tins - a toy kit. Then I'd only been playing three months, but I got an audition with a trad band, quite a good one, actually - and told 'em I'd been playing three years. So I showed up with me tin drums - told 'em my regular drums were broken - and they were incredulous. But I got the gig."............"me Mum..lent me fifty quid and I bought a good drum kit. All calf skins in those days....used to down 'em with a teaspoon......" Speaking in 1987

    "when I got home [from John Finch's party that he first sat on a kit at], I started looking for a drum kit straight away.....I told my Mum I wanted to buy a kit and she said, 'you haven't finished paying for your bloody bike yet!'
    [which had gone under a taxi in London] She didn't agree at all that this was a good idea; it was something quite insane to her. However, I was pretty determined & managed to get hold of a toy drum kit for three quid (£3). It had only one head on the bass drum, so I cut up my tent to make another one & painted a design on it. The tom tom was very thin, so I got a biscuit tin and I ade it deeper so it sounded a bit better. The tighteners were just on the top head with wing nuts, but I had a kit of sorts." (Hellraiser)

    "I got offered a job with the Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen............I got Vic O'Brien to make me up an all-white matching drum kit to replace my previous one, which had been made up of bits & pieces." (Hellraiser)

    How Ginger switched to DW...

    "....did a gig at the Iridium in New York with djq2o. Ludwig wouldn't provide a kit...DW did...was so impressed with the drums they built me - my present kit."
     
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  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    sad day for sure the man was an Icon and a monster on the drums!
     
  3. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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  4. Beaubien66

    Beaubien66 TDPRI Member

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    Heck of a drummer ! I personally like the fact he was kind of silly. Authentic. A great artist. Inspiring.
     
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    Omiewise65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    So sad ....RIP Ginger Baker . He was the same age as my dad is .
     
  6. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Rip Ginger

    Only time I saw him was a billl listed as Buddy Miles vs Ginger Baker. Great show.
     
  7. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

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    RIP Ginger Baker
    He had a great run! As long as I have the ability to play any recordings he was on Ginger Baker will live on forever
     
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    The man was a warrior.

    RIP
     
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