Skip to comments.Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Is 'Critically Ill'
Posted on 09/25/2019 6:59:03 PM PDT by DoodleBob
Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "critically ill" and in the hospital, his family has revealed.
"Please keep him in your prayers tonight," the family wrote in a brief statement posted to Baker's official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.
Baker, who turned 80 in August, has experienced a number of health issues in recent years. In 2016, he underwent open heart surgery, which forced him to cancel a run of tour dates. During recovery, a fall also left him with swollen legs and feet. In 2013, he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and he is also said to ber suffering from chronic back pain as a result of degenerative osteoarthritis.
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Godspeed, Mr. Baker.
Beware of Mr Baker
I loved his drumming, it was awesome!
He had been a heroin addict and cleaned himself up.
He was voted the best rock drummer in the world at one point.
But nobody could every top Buddy Rich who was a one-in-a-zillion genetic aberration to the world of drumming.
In my estimation, the greatest rock drummer of all time.
How some of these guys made it to 80 is kind of a surprise.
I hope he makes it through this peacefully.
They will all start falling like dominoes from this day forward. Ginger Baker? He didn’t look healthy 50 years ago.
He was famtastic.
Look at “Sunshine Of your Love”, every coda is a different drum rif.
He’s down by the crossroads...
Geez, the way he looked back in the day makes me always surprised he is still around.
Glad he has had a good life up until now. Hope he recovers and gives Keith Richards the high sign.
there was a rumor flying around that Ginger Baker had died ...
Clapner and Bruce came out and played, but the drums sat empty ...
They played a bit, then suddenly, Ginger Baker appeared ...
He looked like he died ... until he started drumming ...
2 feet and 2 hands ... sweat flying ...
non-stop for a couple of hours .... amazing!
Saying a prayer for Ginger Baker.
Yeah, you’ve got to have the sense to know it’s not gender-specific.
Ttying to think of another.
The grand design dictates that we all just eventually wear out. Prayers for Ginger Baker.
Shocked he made it this long. He made Keith Richards look like a choirboy in comparison.
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