News of Ginger Baker’s passing has led to many musicians and other figures to pay tribute to the legendary drummer.
Here are some notable tributes from social media.
Jack Bruce on Twitter
The Bruce family would like to extend their sincere condolences to Ginger Baker's family, friends and fans. Surviving a love hate relationship, Ginger was like an older brother to Jack, their chemistry was truly spectacular. RIP Ginger, one of the greatest drummers of all time ❤️
Paul McCartney on Twitter
Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy. We worked together on the 'Band on the Run' album in his ARC Studio, Lagos, Nigeria. Sad to hear that he died but the memories never will. X Paul
Mike Portnoy ???? on Twitter
1/2 Very sad day in the Drum world as we say goodbye to one of rock's greatest pioneers: Ginger Baker. In the 60's, there were a few drummers that came onto the scene playing "lead drums". Ginger Baker was one of them taking rock drumming to a whole new level of expression.
Jay Weinberg on Twitter
Thank you Ginger Baker.
Cavern Club on Twitter
Ginger Baker, one of the most innovative drummers in rock music, has died aged 80. Drummer of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti He played The Cavern on 10th Nov 1963 with Alexis Corner's Blues Incorporated Our thoughts are with his loved ones
So much freedom in his playing. What a wildman. Rhythms we've hear all our lives he plucked them out of the sky. Rest In Peace Ginger Baker.
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Michael Des Barres on Twitter
The primal, nuanced, angry power of Mr. Baker also describes who he was.Combining his character with his talent he lashed out at the world, rocked it & massaged it like no one else. Peace at last. RIP Ginger Baker.
Charlie Daniels on Twitter
Ginger Baker, the creative drummer who played with Cream has passed away. Rest in peace Sir, I doubt we'll see your likes again.