Ginger Baker

Freddy55 replied on 13/10/2019 22:56

Posted on 13/10/2019 00:13 by DavidKlyne

I think heavy metal or whatever it was called passed me by. I was very into music when I was younger but after the Beatles I seemed to be doing other things. I liked some of what I would call the more mainstream stuff. There was an Imagine programme on about Ginger Baker the other night seemed an interesting fellow in an odd way! Must admit I didn't take much notice of drummers except perhaps Sandy Nelson.

David

 

Posted on 13/10/2019 22:56

“I think heavy metal or whatever it was called passed me by.“

 

It was ‘blues’ David wink

hitchglitch replied on 26/10/2019 08:23

Posted on 26/10/2019 08:23

My grandson is having drumming lessons (6 years old!) so as I had seen Ginger Baker and Cream at University (a long, long time ago) I sent my daughter a link to one of his drum solos. Two days later Ginger died. To be honest, I was really surprised that he was still alive up to that point!

richardandros replied on 29/10/2019 11:41

Posted on 28/10/2019 19:28 by Freddy55

Are you comparing?

Posted on 29/10/2019 11:41

Mick Fleetwood was good, but not in the same league as Ginger. Remember seeing him as part of the original Fleetwood Mac with Pete Green (when they were a proper blues band), in the 60s.

Freddy55 replied on 29/10/2019 19:46

Posted on 29/10/2019 11:41 by richardandros

Mick Fleetwood was good, but not in the same league as Ginger. Remember seeing him as part of the original Fleetwood Mac with Pete Green (when they were a proper blues band), in the 60s.

Posted on 29/10/2019 19:46

Speaking as a non-expert, I think both Mick and Ringo are good at what they do, good timing and tone, and not to be underestimated, but as you say, not in the same league as Ginger.