The Music Of Cream salute Ginger Baker, industry pays tribute

The Music Of Cream salute Ginger Baker, industry pays tribute

Ginger Baker's son has led tributes following the legendary Cream drummer's death aged 80.

The Cream co-founder also played in the supergroup Blind Faith with Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech, later teaming up again with Winwood and Grech to lead Ginger Baker's Air Force. 

"The other day I had a beautiful visit with my dad," said Kofi Baker, who is part of The Music Of Cream trio with Eric Clapton's nephew Will Johns and Jack Bruce's son Malcolm Bruce. "We talked about memories and music and he's happy that I'm keeping his legacy alive. "Our relationship was mended and he was in a peaceful place. Thank you all for the kind messages and thoughts. I love my dad and will miss him always."

"I have really fond memories of Ginger," added Johns. "When I was a kid, he would play games with me and was always a lot of fun when I would see him at Eric's house. I can remember always asking Pattie [Boyd, aunt], 'where's Ginger, where's Ginger??' He was cool and I loved him."

A Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer as part of Cream, Baker's final release was 2014 solo album Why?, released via Motema Music.

Tributes have flooded in on social media from the great and good of rock'n'roll, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Mick Jagger, a selection of which can be seen below.

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