"Very sad to hear that the great Ginger Baker has passed away. He was an inspiration to millions of kids all over the world that took up playing drums in the 60s and 70s ..including me. His name was synonymous with drumming ..”who do you think you are ..Ginger Baker?” could be fired in the direction of any aspiring young drummer.
He somehow managed to combine wildly diverse styles including both jazz and tribal rhythms. When he played, he was passionate, energetic and bombastic. Ginger was the man that singlehandedly brought percussion to the forefront of rock.
You will never be forgotten..."