The Beatles’ iconic vocalist Paul McCartney took to social media via Twitter to pay tribute to rock and roll legend, Ginger Baker. Paul McCartney hair was recently pulled by this girl in this photo, is he bald? Ginger Baker, one-third of the popular classic rock band Cream passed away this Sunday.
Baker was the drummer for the band Cream along with bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist-singer Eric Clapton. Bruce died at age seventy-one of liver disease back in 2014. Ginge Baker died of complications from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from years of heavy smoking, and chronic back pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. Baker was eighty years of age at the time of his passing. Paul McCartney had some history with the now late Cream bandmate as the two worked together on the ‘Band on the Run’ album, which was released back in 1973 and during McCartney’s time as a member of Wings. Paul McCartney revealed if Ringo Starr played a real role in songwriting with The Beatles recently.
The album topped the Billboard chart on three separate occasions during 1974 and was the top-selling album of that year in various parts of the world including Canada and Australia. Over in Britain, it came second in the year-end standings, behind The Carpenters’ compilation entitled: The Singles: 1969–1973. Through this success with Wings, McCartney established himself as the most commercially successful of the four former Beatles. Band on the Run was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America; it would go on to sell six million copies worldwide and become EMI’s top-selling album of the 1970s in the UK. Its continued success through 1974 was also beneficial in allowing Wings to recruit a new guitarist and drummer, and to integrate them into the band before beginning new recordings. Paul McCartney was spotted with these A list stars in this unearthed photo [was it Ginger Baker?] You can view the statement by McCartney on the passing of Ginger Baker below: