Guitarists pay tribute to iconic Cream and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker

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Legendary drummer Ginger Baker passed away on October 6 at the age of 80, and ever since tributes have been pouring in for the iconic and influential musician.

Baker was best known for powering British blues rock legends Cream alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in the late 1960s, and also played with Clapton and Steve Winwood in the supergroup Blind Faith, as well as with artists ranging from Public Image Limited and Hawkwind to Fela Kuti and Max Roach.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.