Watch Eric Clapton & Friends provide a touching tribute to Ginger Baker
Last night saw Eric Clapton and a host of famous faces pay tribute to the late great Ginger Baker with a touching performance.
Clapton and Baker were two of the leading lights of music in the swinging sixties and saw them dominate the title of ‘musicians’ favourite musicians’ for years and years as part of Cream.
While the group would eventually disband both Clapton and Basker went on to have incredibly successful careers and musical paths. Until his death in October last year, Baker was famed for his no holds barred attitude and demeanour.
It meant that the drummer was an endearing figure in the rock world and saw some incredible acts come out to pay homage to the anarchic drummer.
Guests for the show included Steve Winwood, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Nile Rodgers, The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Ginger’s son Kofi Baker, Kenney Jones, Henry Spinetti, and Will Johns. Clapton’s band featured Paul Carrack, Chris Stainton, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks, Katie Kissoon and Sharon White.
Proceeds from the show went to Ginger Baker’s nominated charity, Leonard Cheshire. The charity supports disabled people around the world.