Ginger Baker

Aug 19, 1939 – Oct 6, 2019 (Age 80)


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. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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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.

I grew up to his music. May the family have love and comfort.

An inspiration to me before his music and his teachings ever graced my existence. Thank you Mr Baker and God bless!

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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

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.

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.

I offer Leda my admiration, empathy and wish her fortitude, Be Blessed, Leda. Love from Lizzi (Alexander /MacIsaac) (GENTLE HUG). xxxxx

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.