Cream drummer Ginger Baker is critically ill in hospital, his family have confirmed. The 80-year-old musician found fame in the 1960s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the band Cream. The act only performed together for three years, due to Baker’s volatile relationship with Bruce, but they remain one of the most influential bands of all time. Their songs include I Feel Free, Strange Brew and Sunshine Of Your Love. ‘The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. ‘Please keep him in your prayers tonight,’ the family shared on Twitter.
On the subject of Ginger Baker, coincidentally with Glastonbury tickets going on sale today, I saw him there in 1981, those were the days, £8 for a whole weekend ticket, in fact if you walked by the site they’d try and get you to come in….Pagan
Friday night was possibly the best music wise, although Roy Harper’s set was gate crashed by Ginger Baker .
Roy Harper put it thus
“Later I’m playing the gig, going down quite well, building up to the finale. Then Ginger starts walking on with drums, setting up right in front of me, destroying everything. I couldn’t believe it. So I left the microphone and said ‘Hey, what you doing?’ And he said, ‘F— off, you’ve been on here to f—ing long, you c—‘ and his band started bringing all their gear on.”
That was Ginger he could start a row with himself.😊