Ginger Baker

  • Born: August 19, 1939
  • Died: October 6, 2019
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Ginger Baker

Influential drummer for Cream

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 Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

EL MEJOR BATERISTA DE ROCK, EN EL MUNDO

Posted by JUAN MANUEL RUIZ ALVAREZ - ZAPOPAN - student   April 10, 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

Posted by JUAN MANUEL RUIZ ALVAREZ - ZAPOPAN - significant_other   February 02, 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.

Posted by Brian Patterson - Powell, TN   January 14, 2020

My condolences goes out to the family and friends,, may you also find comfort from his Heavenly father

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences...

Posted by A friend   December 27, 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.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2019

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

Posted by Mike    November 04, 2019

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

Posted by John Haynes - Deltona, FL - friend   October 23, 2019

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

Posted by George Baker - North Wales, PA - friend   October 20, 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

Posted by A friend   October 16, 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.

Posted by Jackie Tucker - CAMARILLO, CA   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.

Posted by Mark Manske - Milwaukee, VT   October 14, 2019

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

Posted by Elizabeth Alexander Allen - London - 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.

Posted by Melvin Porter    October 14, 2019

Your influence on my life was paramount == freakin EPiC
R IP dear Ginger. !!!!!!!!

Posted by Chick Ragan - Atlantic City, NJ - grandparent   October 13, 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

Posted by Miguel Valle - Calexico, CA - significant_other   October 12, 2019

One of the Best Drummers ever, and a great personality. Music fans will miss you!

Posted by Regina Barton - Holland, MI   October 12, 2019

MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. GINGER WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

Posted by - OH   October 11, 2019

Blind Faith was one of my favorite groups because of Ginger Baker...What an amazing career.

Posted by A friend   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

Posted by - CA   October 10, 2019

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Posted by keith - yuba city, CA   October 10, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Baker family, may God be with all of you help you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

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Posted by Lilly - Gainesville, FL   October 10, 2019

To the family,friends and loved ones,sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2019

I'm sure in heaven playing with Jack !!! God bless you. Rest in peace!

Posted by Mickey McFarland - Oldbridge, NJ - friend   October 09, 2019

Rest your soul Ginger my friend. We had lots of great times. God bless you and your family. Keith LeBlanc Millis Ma

Posted by A friend   October 08, 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.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Kj - AZ   October 08, 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.

Posted by Sharon Dean - Beverly, MA - neighbor   October 08, 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.

Posted by Hyde    October 08, 2019

Thanks for the many years of great music Ginger Baker. The best drummer EVER! Prayers for your Family in their time of sorrow.

Posted by Melissa Cavanaugh - Enterprise, AL   October 07, 2019

Rest in peace, Ginger Baker.
Thank you for the music!
My deepest condolences to Mr. Baker's family and friends.

Posted by Patrick Foss - Dover, NH   October 07, 2019

Love the drumming in Cream. Excellent music in that era. May Ginger rest in peace. Brad G Westport, mass.

Posted by brad goldstein - WESTPORT, MA   October 07, 2019

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

Posted by DAVID BENDER - New Bedford, MA   October 07, 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

Posted by Steven McIntosh - Jackson, MI   October 07, 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.

Posted by B. Joyce Washington - Spartanburg, SC   October 07, 2019

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My Deepest condolences to all who loved Him. Thank you for your gifts of music to humanity. (PEACE)

Posted by Paul Krebs - Clawson, MI - friend   October 07, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Peter always fill your heart with love and peace.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 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.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

My condolences go out to the Ginger Baker family. He will be missed.

Posted by Lee - TN   October 07, 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.

Posted by Karen    October 07, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

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Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   October 07, 2019

GREAT JOB GINGER.I LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU..RIP MY FRIEND..FELLOW MUSICIAN..RON MARKOWSKI.. CLEVELAND OHIO

Posted by A friend   October 07, 2019

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Rip brother

Posted by Scott - Sarasota   October 07, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   October 07, 2019

One of the best ever. Sincere condolences to all.

Posted by Bill Olenick - Halstead, KS   October 07, 2019

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Barbara Wisbey - PALM SPRINGS, CA   October 07, 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

Posted by Jody Brachman - Lake Zurich, IL - acquaintance   October 06, 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.

Posted by John Koch - Crimora, VA   October 06, 2019

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

Posted by A friend   October 06, 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

Posted by Brother Mark - Erie, PA   October 06, 2019

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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

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - newton centre/brighton, MA   October 06, 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

Posted by A friend   October 06, 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.

Posted by Jim Martin - Trinity, TX   October 06, 2019

RIP Ginger Baker
Another one from the greatest music generation passed.

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2019

He was a brilliant drummer. His passing is the ending of an era. He will be missed.

Posted by Maureen Brill - Chicago, IL   October 06, 2019

He was the most influential drummer to me as a kid. Sorely missed.

Posted by Rick Paulson - Crawfordsville, IN   October 06, 2019

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Godspeed Ginger, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the memories.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 06, 2019

Just listened to you this morning not knowing you passed God Bless

Posted by Rick Abbey - Kissimmee, FL   October 06, 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."

Posted by '60s Kid - CA   October 06, 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 !!!

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2019

God speed my friend there will never be another drummer like you

Posted by Justine Clark - Redding, CA   October 06, 2019

One of my very very favorite bands of all time !!! May you Rest In Peace ☮ !

Posted by Mark Clark - Jacksonville, OH   October 06, 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!!!

Posted by Tony D'Agostino - Bpt, CT   October 06, 2019

R.I.P. Ginger you'll be missed here by your fans
God Bless

Posted by Dave Hicks - Elberta, AL   October 06, 2019

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

Posted by Ginger Gunter - Fall River, MA   October 06, 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.

Posted by J Curtis - MA   October 06, 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

Posted by Maj Williams - Sugar Grove, IL   October 06, 2019

A legend has passed ... thank you for leaving us with the memories and the music.....RIP

Posted by Marion Smith - New York City, NY - friend   October 06, 2019


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