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Ginger Baker Has Open Heart Surgery

Ginger Baker has undergone open-heart surgery.The 76-year-old Cream drummer had to cancel gigs earlier in the year after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and he then suffered a bad fall which led to...

John Bonham Tops Best Drummers List

Rolling Stone magazine editors and experts have compiled the new 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time list, and Bonham has beaten put The Who's Keith Moon and Ginger Baker. Fans have already...

Ginger Baker Facing Surgery

The former Cream drummer has been forced to cancel a series of appearances and performances after doctors insisted he needed to rest, but Ginger hopes his "brilliant" cardiologist will have him back onstage...

Ginger Baker Cancels Tour Due To Heart Problems

The 76-year-old is suffering from heart problems and it seems his time on the road with his band Air Force is over permanently. "just seen doctor...," Baker writes on his website....

Ginger Baker Leads Starry Tribute To Cream Bassist Jack Bruce

Marking the first anniversary of the singer and bass player's death, Baker was joined by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Vernon Reid and Bruce's daughter Aruba Red at the...

Ginger Baker Leads Jack Bruce Tribute Concert

The drummer will celebrate Bruce's life and music career at the Sunshine Of Your Love gig on 24 October (15), a day before the first anniversary of his bandmate's death. Baker will...

Jack Bruce Laid To Rest

Eric Clapton led mourners in singing at Jack Bruce's funeral yesterday.The 71-year-old bassist - who died from liver disease last month - was laid to rest at Golders Green Crematorium in north London yesterday (05.11.14),...

Jack Bruce Honoured By Cream Bandmates At Funeral

Jack Bruce's former Cream bandmates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker sang their pal's track Theme For An Imaginary Western at the rocker's funeral on Wednesday (05Nov14).The two musicians joined other mourners for the service in...

Eric Clapton Pays Tribute To Jack Bruce

Eric Clapton has hailed Jack Bruce a ''great inspiration''.The Cream legend passed away on Saturday (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, and his former bandmate has paid tribute to his friend's talent.Eric wrote...

Jake Bruce Was Grateful For 'Miraculous' Liver Transplant

Jack Bruce was grateful for the ''miraculous'' liver transplant which reinvigorated his life in the months before his passing.The Cream legend - who passed away at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia yesterday (25.10.14) aged...

Jack Bruce Dies At 71

Jack Bruce has died aged 71. The Cream legend sadly passed away today (25.10.14) at his home in Suffolk, East Anglia, surrounded by his close friends and family. His relatives announced the devastating news on...

Ginger Baker Lambasts Politicians On Tv

Veteran rocker Ginger Baker caused an upset during an appearance on a U.K. political talk show by branding Members of Parliament (Mps) "crooks" and refusing to speak to his fellow panellists.The former Cream star was...

Eric Clapton Baffled By Cream Tour Rumours

Veteran rocker Eric Clapton has denied reports he wrecked plans for a Cream reunion tour, insisting he has not spoken to fellow bandmembers Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce for almost ten years.Last year (13), Bruce...

Cream's Jack Bruce Fell Out Of Love With Recording

Cream's Jack Bruce ''fell out of love'' with recording. The group's former bassist and singer - whose band included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker - has now released his first solo album in...

Ginger Baker: 'I'm Too Exhausted To Enjoy Live Shows'

Veteran rocker Ginger Baker has revealed live shows are becoming a big problem for him - because he's too exhausted to enjoy them.The former Cream drummer suffers from degenerative osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Tony Iommi: 'We Turned Down Ginger Baker Idea'

Black Sabbath ruled out the option of hitting the recording studio with legendary drummer Ginger Baker because they didn't want to have to deal with "problems" the eccentric former Cream would bring with him.Producer Rick...

Ginger Baker: 'Spine Condition Makes Drumming Painful'

Former Cream star Ginger Baker is struggling to carry on drumming as he battles a degenerative spine condition because playing leaves him in "agony".The musician was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the spine several years ago,...

Ginger Baker In Smoking Bust-up At Film Screening

Veteran rock wildman Ginger Baker threatened to attack a British Film Institute (Bfi) official in a bust-up over smoking at a screening of a new documentary about the star.The former Cream drummer is the subject...

Ginger Baker's Financial Woes

Ginger Baker's dreams of restful retirement have been dashed - the drum legend has been forced to tour because he is struggling financially.The former Cream star is currently playing live shows with Ginger Baker's Jazz...

Iggy Pop And Ginger Baker Cover The Black Keys For Tribute Album

Iggy Pop and Cream drummer Ginger Baker have teamed up to pay tribute to rocking blues duo The Black Keys on a new covers album.The odd couple has recorded a rendition of the band's Lonely...

Ginger Baker Film Wins Festival Documentary Prize

A documentary about former Cream drummer Ginger Baker picked up the Documentary Grand Jury prize at the South by Southwest Film Awards in Austin, Texas on Tuesday (13Mar12).Director Jay Bulger's Beware of Mr. Baker wowed...

Baker's Anger Over Assistant's Sentence

Former CREAM star GINGER BAKER is furious after his former assistant who was found guilty of stealing $47,400 (£31,300) from his accounts escaped a jail sentence in South Africa.The British drummer, 71, accused Lindiwe Noko...

Baker To Marry Nurse

CREAM drummer GINGER BAKER is preparing to wed the Zimbabwean nurse who has looked after him for the last two years.The rocker, who has previously been married three times, has proposed to Kudzai MAChokoto, who...

The Things The Say:

"I do have a God-given gift that only a few drummers have... It's not something you can work at. Keith Moon? John Bonham? No, I wouldn't put them in the same frame. They were drummers,...

Olive Farming Turned Baker Off Drugs

Former CREAM star GINGER BAKER credits olive farming for helping him to finally kick his cocaine addiction - because he couldn't tend to bushes while high.In his new biography, the rocker admits he attempted to...

Baker Fears Assassination Attempt

Former CREAM drummer GINGER BAKER carries a stun gun with him at all times in an effort to avoid "assassination".The wild rocker, who turns 70 later this month (19Aug09), has had so many threats on...

Baker Wants To Strip To Prove Fraudster Wrong

Former CREAM star GINGER BAKER has vowed to strip off in a South African court to prove a woman who allegedly stole $47,400 (GBP30,000) from him is not an ex-lover. The drummer, 69, has accused...

Cream To Reunite At Baker Honour Ceremony

Rock trio CREAM are to reunite again for a tribute to drummer GINGER BAKER. The band reformed for its induction into the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and again for concerts in...

Bruce And Baker Rift Wrecks Cream Reunion Plans

Another CREAM reunion has been ruled out by bassist JACK BRUCE because he can't stand being on the same stage as bandmate GINGER BAKER. The trio, Bruce, Baker and Eric Clapton, played shows in London...

Clapton Plans Semi-blind Faith Reunion

ERIC CLAPTON and STEVE WINWOOD are planning a semi-BLIND FAITH reunion at the guitar great's second Crossroads Festival in July (07). Clapton admits he invited Winwood to join him for the Illinois festival because he...

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