really surprised he took so long to fall off the perch , or throw his sticks to the audience that final timeIt was quite common in the 60s for people to say that they only went
to Cream concerts to see if he would die that night!
He was skint and had to sell up his horses and whatever was left and move back to the UK. I think he was just about done in SA about the time they finished that documentary.Yep, just up the road from me.
He 'hired' a girly who worked at the local bank as an 'assistant', and she ended up ripping him a new one financially.
Ginger Baker has been shown exactly how deceiving looks can be.www.iol.co.za
A town once rocked by the country's worst earthquake is now feeling the aftershocks of a titillating scandal over an explicit photograph of two women residents and a sex toy. Veteran musician Ginger Baker - arguably the most infamous inhabitant of Tulbach in the Western Cape - has been charged...www.timeslive.co.za
A young Western Cape woman who conned a 1960s British rock star out of hundreds of thousands of rand, has been sentenced to three years of correctional supervision.www.news24.com
ETA: I don't know where Baker snuffed it - maybe locally? - as the reports do not say.
I know he was living in Tulbagh in February-ish, as somebody had seen him there.
He didn't look too clever on a drumming docu (The Art of Drumming. 4 parts. Very good) that I watched earlier this year.He was skint and had to sell up his horses and whatever was left and move back to the UK. I think he was just about done in SA about the time they finished that documentary.
I believe he lived in a rented place in Whitstable to begin with. He ended up in some place outside Canterbury. He had a major heart op in 2016 from which he never really recovered. He also had progressive COPD from a lifetime of heavy smoking. It was this that probably saw him off. I think he died in hospital.