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Ginger's death marks the loss of one of the greatest rock drummers ever. Not a great human being, often a thoroughly unpleasant human, there will be lots of words spoken about what a lovely guy he was now, but he wasn't. The 2012 documentary about his life was called Beware of Mr. Baker. In the course of making it, he broke the director's nose. I look forward to Eric Clapton's tribute. He has often referred to Ginger as a "total bastard" in recent years.

Very few of those who worked with Ginger had a good word for him after they'd finished working with him. There was lots not to like about Mr. Baker but his drumming was something special.

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RIP Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 - 6 October 2019)

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Ginger Baker-Beatles connections off the top of my head:

-The Graham Bond Organisation toured with the Moody Blues. Denny Laine from the Moody Blues, of course, would later be in Wings.
-Linda Eastman (as she was then known) took many pictures of Cream.
-The Cream song Badge on the Goodbye album is co-written by and features guitar from George Harrison . Additionally, Ringo might have had a small hand in writing it.
-Ginger Baker plays drums on Billy Preston's That's the Way God Planned It album, which was produced by and features musical contributions from George Harrison .
-Ginger Baker plays drums on I Remember Jeep on the Apple Jam disc of George's All Things Must Pass .
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Denny Laine of Wings and Alan White of the Plastic Ono Band were in the supergroup Ginger Baker's Air Force.
-The Paul McCartney and Wings song "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" was recorded at a studio in Lagos, Nigeria owned by Ginger Baker. Additionally, Ginger plays percussion on the song.
-Ginger Baker attended the wedding of Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd. The one where the Beatles semi-reunion happened. (Lesser-known fact: a Cream semi-reunion happened at that wedding, as well. Baker, Bruce, and Clapton reunited, but Mick Jagger insisted on singing lead vocals.)
-When Jack Bruce was in Ringo's All-Starr Band in 1996-2000, Ginger made a couple guest appearances on drums.
-Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the Cream reunion shows at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005.

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R.I.P Ginger Baker and Rip Taylor. 

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R.I.P. actress Anna Quayle, best remembered around here as the woman who thinks she recognizes John (but isn't sure) in AHDN

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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vonbontee said
R.I.P. actress Anna Quayle, best remembered around here as the woman who thinks she recognizes John (but isn't sure) in AHDN

  

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R.I.P Anna Quayle. 

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RIP Robert Freeman 

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Yes, created the With the Beatles (a.k.a. Meet the Beatles) and Rubber Soul photographs (and A Hard Day's Night )

Big obituary in the New York Times.

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Should be noted that the majority of the response to Robert Freeman's death, including Paul and Ringo's responses, is in the Beatles News thread.

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Iconic '60s & '70s British photographer Terry O'Neill has died from pancreatic cancer aged 81.

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He was one of the first Fleet Street photographers to photograph the Beatles...

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I was only 20, and the youngest photographer on Fleet Street. It was obvious that John was the one with the personality, so I put him in the front.

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Recording She Loves You , 1 July 1963

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He became closely associated with David Bowie in the '70s...

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But iconic images of nearly everyone from the '60s on could be found in his portfolio...

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He was the longtime partner of actress Faye Dunaway, who he had a son with in 1980, and was married to between 1983-87...

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RIP Terence Patrick O'Neill CBE (30 July 1938 – 16 November 2019)

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Andrew 'Greedy' Smith from the Australian band Mental As Anything died on Monday aged 63 apparently of a  heart attack while driving his car. It's still a bit of a shock because he was the last person you would think of to die earlier than his bandmates, he was larger than life. He wrote many of the band's biggest hits and continued to lead the band after the Mombassa (O'Doherty) brothers quit back in 2000.  That tells you something about how loved the band and Greedy was.  The Mentals have been part of my life since I was a nipper and to be honest I'm still in shock. Rest in peace Greedy, there's all the chicken you could want to eat in heaven john-lennon-salute_gif.

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Just a brief derail to note...

Ron Nasty said
[snippety snip snip]
He became closely associated with David Bowie in the '70s...

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[snip crackle pop] 

This photo is backwards. Look at his freaky eyebulbs, his left (our right) is supposed to be the dilated one a-hard-days-night-john-3

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It was that way round when I found it... paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifpaul-mccartney

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I didn't think it was a mistake on your part. A quick image search brings up both versions:
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one of those things that happens on the Internet I guess mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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I have suffered yet another loss... I lost my beautiful cat Simba. This year can't end soon enough. I want to just go to sleep and not wake up until January third.

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Oh no @PauliesGirl not kitty a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-paul-10 I don't have a cat, but I really wish I did, and until then I live vicariously through all the people I know who have cats, and several of them have lost their cats lately. As my friend said after his last cat wandered off and has not yet returned, 'I think there's some black hole in the universe that all the cats are getting sucked into' ahdn_paul_01

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Hugs and love heart for your loss, @PauliesGirl.

I hope you are resting in peace, John Lennon .

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I really feel for you, @PauliesGirl .  That's terrible news.

Hopefully you can remember them with all the happy memories.

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@PauliesGirl I am so incredibly sorry, that’s awful news. May Simba rest in peace ahdn_george_05heart

and Bebu I concur, poor Casper’s been gone for months and months now and I’ve more or less given up hope that I’ll ever see him again a-hard-days-night-paul-10 I’m just hoping that some nice people found him before the predators and cars did

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Oh no @50yearslate I'm so sorry paul-mccartney

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Rest in Peace Marie Fredriksson. She was the lead singer of the band for Roxette. 

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