Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger among musicians paying tribute to Cream drummer Ginger Baker


()Rock legends and were just a few of the to pay on to Cream drummer , who died Sunday.

Baker was 80 when he died in the England.
Other tributes to Baker came from Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very on in Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. He was a fiery but extremely talented and innovative drummer,” Jagger tweeted.
    In his tribute, McCartney highlighted that the 1973 “Band on the Run” album his band McCartney and Wings was recorded in Baker’s ARC Studio in , . “Sad to hear that he died but the memories never . Paul,” McCartney tweeted.
    McCartney’s fellow Beatle, drummer Ringo Starr, called Baker an “incredible ” and a and inventive drummer in a tweet.
    Flea tweeted that Baker was a “wildman” who played the drums with “so much .”
    Van Zandt said that Baker was “one of the greatest drummers of ” and suggested that anyone unfamiliar with Cream’s start by listening to the band’s second album, “Disraeli Gears.”
    “Sad to hear of the of a drummer, Ginger Baker,” guitarist Hackett tweeted.
    Mike Portnoy, a co- of Dream Theater, tweeted that it was a “very sad day in the drum ” as Baker took “rock to a whole level of expression.”
    Formed in 1966, the band consisted of Baker, bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton. Their hits “Sunshine of Your ,” “White Room,” “Crossroads,” and “Strange Brew.”
    Cream are considered to be the rock supergroup as the band was formed by already established . Cream also are one of the first examples of a rock power trio featuring only guitar, bass and drums with all three members contributing vocals.
    The band split in 1968 after two years and reunited for the first time in 1993 when they were inducted into the Hall of in , . Twelve years later, Cream played their first full reunion shows at ’s Madison Garden and ’s Royal .
      Bruce died in October 2014 at 71. Clapton, 74, released his most recent solo album “I Still Do” in 2016.
      In 2006 the band received a for achievement. In 1968, the band was nominated for a Grammy as Best New .

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