Ginger Baker
1939 - 2019
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Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker was the highly influential drummer for Cream, whose hits including “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room are among the iconic tracks of classic rock.

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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Oct. 6, 2019.
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April 10, 2020
EL MEJOR BATERISTA DE ROCK, EN EL MUNDO
JUAN MANUEL RUIZ ALVAREZ
Student
February 2, 2020
UN PRIMERISIMO BATERISTA, EL NUMERO UNO, DEL MUNDO, EL MEJOR, SUPERIOR A TODOS, MI MAS SENTIDO PESAME, PERO YA SE OYE TOCANDO DESDE EL CIELO, SU BATERIA
JUAN MANUEL RUIZ ALVAREZ
Significant_other
January 14, 2020
One of the most original drummers of our day - intemperate to a fault - and loved in spite of himself. This is the price of originality....I will listen to Gingers music for the rest of my life.
Brian Patterson
January 14, 2020
My condolences goes out to the family and friends,, may you also find comfort from his Heavenly father
December 27, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences...
November 13, 2019
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.
November 4, 2019
I grew up to his music. May the family have love and comfort.
Mike
October 23, 2019
An inspiration to me before his music and his teachings ever graced my existence. Thank you Mr Baker and God bless!
John Haynes
Friend
October 20, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
George Baker
Friend
October 16, 2019
I just want to say he was a incredible musician and also tell his family I'm sorry for your loss. I met his daughter in Savannah at a friends house one time in the 90's and she was very sweet
October 14, 2019
RIP.. I often play my Cream (vinyl) with the psychedelic album cover. Great music. Thankfully you will be remembered for generations, as we have the music.
Jackie Tucker
October 14, 2019
I got a chance to see Mr. Baker with Jack Bruce and Blues Saraceno in a very small music ballroom in Wisconsin sometime - I think - in 1989. OMG! I was blown away. Small crowd and was able to get right up to the stage. So, I'm looking around and wondering to myself: "don't these folks realize" who they're watching. I had goosebumps from the first beat to the encore. Will never forget it. It was like a dream event.
Mark Manske
October 14, 2019
I offer Leda my admiration, empathy and wish her fortitude, Be Blessed, Leda. Love from Lizzi (Alexander /MacIsaac) (GENTLE HUG). xxxxx
Elizabeth Alexander Allen
Friend
October 14, 2019
Terribly sorry to hear of Ginger Baker's death. He was fortunate in that as a drummer he got to share his love of music with so many others. We will remember him fondly when we hear his sound played by those who honored and admired him through the years. May God be with his family during their sorrow.
Melvin Porter
October 13, 2019
Your influence on my life was paramount == freakin EPiC
R IP dear Ginger. !!!!!!!!
Chick Ragan
Grandparent
October 12, 2019
Will miss you great drummer I grew up whit the music of cream. My condolences to all the family and keep playin in heaven.
Miguel from Mexicali Mexico
Miguel Valle
Significant_other
October 12, 2019
One of the Best Drummers ever, and a great personality. Music fans will miss you!
Regina Barton
October 11, 2019
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. GINGER WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
October 10, 2019
Blind Faith was one of my favorite groups because of Ginger Baker...What an amazing career.
October 10, 2019
IF you wanna hear some "great playing" from "GINGER, ERIC and JACK", listen to: "LIVE CREAM, LIVE CREAM 2, WHEELS OF FIRE / FILLMORE" and "crank it up" ! the "BEST TRIO" of "ALL TIME" !! what CREAM really sounded like. A+
JIM / SACRAMENTO
October 10, 2019
keith
October 10, 2019
Deepest condolences to the Baker family, may God be with all of you help you in your time of sorrow.
October 10, 2019
Lilly
October 10, 2019
To the family,friends and loved ones,sorry for your loss.
October 9, 2019
I'm sure in heaven playing with Jack !!! God bless you. Rest in peace!
Mickey McFarland
Friend
October 8, 2019
Rest your soul Ginger my friend. We had lots of great times. God bless you and your family. Keith LeBlanc Millis Ma
October 8, 2019
Baker Family, we are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
October 8, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
Kj
October 8, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to Gingers family. Even though he was certainly an anomaly, Ginger was a massive asset to British musicians, especially during the 60s. Cream couldnt have existed without him. Rest In Peace, Ginger.
Sharon Dean
Neighbor
October 8, 2019
Music is a fantastic way to bring back good memories. Even though there is great grief for the family friends and fans i hope that the happy times will ease your grief. I offer comfort to the family.
Hyde
October 7, 2019
Thanks for the many years of great music Ginger Baker. The best drummer EVER! Prayers for your Family in their time of sorrow.
Melissa Cavanaugh
October 7, 2019
Rest in peace, Ginger Baker.
Thank you for the music!
My deepest condolences to Mr. Baker's family and friends.
Patrick Foss
October 7, 2019
Love the drumming in Cream. Excellent music in that era. May Ginger rest in peace. Brad G Westport, mass.
brad goldstein
October 7, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
DAVID BENDER
October 7, 2019
I was 16 in 1967 in Grass Lake , Michigan. I got a ride to the Grande Ballroom in Detroit and saw The Cream. Unforgettable! Ginger was on fire! What a talent, what a character. Rest in Peace Mr. Baker.... Steven L. McIntosh
Steven McIntosh
October 7, 2019
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family. I just revisited the song "sunshine of my love." It is an awesome song. I am a former employee of Bertelsman Music in Duncan, s. c. where I sent the CD's. out in the mail. My prayers are extended to you at this time.
B. Joyce Washington
October 7, 2019
My Deepest condolences to all who loved Him. Thank you for your gifts of music to humanity. (PEACE)
Paul Krebs
Friend
October 7, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Peter always fill your heart with love and peace.
October 7, 2019
My condolences to the Baker family, so sorry for your loss., may you receive comfort and strength from God to help you through this very difficult time of your sorrow.
October 7, 2019
My condolences go out to the Ginger Baker family. He will be missed.
Lee
October 7, 2019
My condolences to the family of Ginger Baker, I am very sorry for your loss. He made beautiful music. May the God of comfort be with all of you as you grieve.
Karen
October 7, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
October 7, 2019
Cynthia Herd
October 7, 2019
GREAT JOB GINGER.I LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU..RIP MY FRIEND..FELLOW MUSICIAN..RON MARKOWSKI.. CLEVELAND OHIO
October 7, 2019
Rip brother
Scott
October 7, 2019
Ann Stokman
October 7, 2019
One of the best ever. Sincere condolences to all.
Bill Olenick
October 7, 2019
IN 1968 BACK IN DALLAS TEXAS, MY
FRIEND ANGUS WYNNE III OBTAINED TICKETS FOR ME TO SEE "CREAM". I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THE PERFORMANCE OF GINGER BAKER ON THE DRUMS. I HAD NEVER SEEN SUCH A PERFORMANCE BEFORE OR SINCE. HE WAS IT TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barbara Wisbey
October 6, 2019
Hi how are you I was writing to you to give my condolences to you and your family etc.. rip. He was a good drummer. I will miss him. Take care bye
Jody Brachman
Acquaintance
October 6, 2019
There will never be another like him he
was a big influence on me as a drummer
and I admired his style. His memory will live on.
God Bless his family.
John Koch
October 6, 2019
we love rock and roll
Loved your song Strange Brew with Cream, and Eric Clapton!!!!! Rest in Peace!!!!!


Peter Felix John Lieggi
Pete Lieggi
Lieggi Enterprises Inc/ Lieggi's Ewing Manor
October 6, 2019
Ginger Baker my Brother and Friend
Blind Faith - In The Presence Of The Lord

I have finally found a way to live
Just like I never could before
I know that I don't have much to give,
But I can open any door

Everybody knows the secret,
Everybody knows the score, yeah yeah yeah
I have finally found a way to live
In the color of the Lord

I have finally found a place to live
Just like I never could before
And I know I don't have much to give,
But soon I'll open any door

Everybody knows the secret,
Everybody knows the score
I have finally found a place to live, oh
In the presence of the Lord
In the presence of the Lord

I have
Brother Mark
October 6, 2019
Dear Baker Family Rory and I wish to extend our condolences's on the loss of Ginger Baker/his family.he'll surely be missed very much.luv,faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
October 6, 2019
I met GINGER BAKER in Colorado Springs in 1994, at a local bar, as he put on a "drum clinic" for his fans along with a "meet n greet" with him after woods. I still have the "ticket" along with a signed drum skin and a Blind Faith "bootleg" album. A photo of GINGER and myself is still hanging up on my spare room wall today, along with the two items he autographed. I have always considered HIM "the BEST drummer of all time". Your "drum solos" were unique !! and when I play "Do what you like", I always turn the volume UP when the "drum solo" starts. Ginger Baker, at his BEST. RIP
JIM BOYER / SACRAMENTO
October 6, 2019
As successful and admired as Mr. Baker was, his passing should provide all of us a very necessary spiritual wake up call, and a reminder of the appointment we all have really soon with the God Who gave us the blessing of music.......Romans 1:16.......1st Corinthians 15:1-4.......Romans 10:9-13.
Jim Martin
October 6, 2019
RIP Ginger Baker
Another one from the greatest music generation passed.
October 6, 2019
He was a brilliant drummer. His passing is the ending of an era. He will be missed.
Maureen Brill
October 6, 2019
He was the most influential drummer to me as a kid. Sorely missed.
Rick Paulson
October 6, 2019
Godspeed Ginger, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the memories.
Harry Simpson
October 6, 2019
Just listened to you this morning not knowing you passed God Bless
Rick Abbey
October 6, 2019
A preeminent pioneering percussionist, who was a personal favorite. In the history of drumming, with the consideration of all genres, Ginger was truly "The Cream."
'60s Kid
October 6, 2019
BIG PART OF MY YOUTH HAS JUST PASSED. LOVED CREAM AND SOME OF THE BEST ROCK EVER !!! RIP AND I WILL LISTEN TO HIM TODAY AS I PULL OUT SOME OLD RECORDS TODAY IN HIS HONOR

AGAIN RIP !!!
October 6, 2019
God speed my friend there will never be another drummer like you
Justine Clark
October 6, 2019
One of my very very favorite bands of all time !!! May you Rest In Peace ☮ !
Mark Clark
October 6, 2019
To the family of Mr.Ginger Baker.
We are sorry for the loss of Ginger Baker.
What else can be said about this "Master Drummer\Musician",that's not already been said? For those of us who came up in the late 60's & 70's learning to be drummers,
Ginger was at the top of the heap,his creative style and strength behind the kit,
was unsurpassed if you were willing to dig in
and truly listen to what was going on,he was
on top of his game! Thankfully,I had the chance to see Cream at MSG in 2005.
The "First Supergroup"!!!
R.I.P. Ginger Baker!!!
Tony D'Agostino
October 6, 2019
R.I.P. Ginger you'll be missed here by your fans
God Bless
Dave Hicks
October 6, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Baker family.
Ginger Baker was an influential musician within history of music. His music and drumming legacy will live on through future artist. Who are inspired by his talent and artistry. #RestInPeaceGingerBaker
Ginger Gunter
October 6, 2019
Sad to see another 60's musician pass on.He was an incredible member of my favorite bands,especially Cream and Blind Faith.His music lives on forever.
J Curtis
October 6, 2019
I LOVED this guy!!!!! Amazing talent and easy looking for the eyes also. Thank you Ginger for making music wonderful! You will never be forgotten,
A forever fan,
Maj Williams - Illinois
Maj Williams
October 6, 2019
A legend has passed ... thank you for leaving us with the memories and the music.....RIP
Marion Smith
Friend
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