Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton took to social media via Twitter to confirm the death of Cream’s Ginger Baker and post one of his fondest memories. The drummer of the iconic rock and roll band died Sunday morning at age 80. Hamilton’s tribute is touching, though Steven Tyler has yet to post a tribute. Baker’s family reported that he was critically ill in a Canterbury hospital, and asked fans to keep him in their prayers. The Cream drummer suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from years of heavy smoking, and chronic back pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. In addition, Baker announced back in February of 2016 that he had been diagnosed with “serious heart issues”. His death was widely impacted throughout the rock and roll community as everyone from Paul McCartney to Rush’s Geddy Lee took to social media to offer statements regarding the death of Mr. Baker. You can view the memory that Tom Hamilton, bassist of the band Aerosmith put below. Aerosmith revealed a ‘dirty’ Steven Tyler secret yesterday.
Sad to hear that Ginger Baker has passed away.
I’ll never forget seeing him with Cream at the Psychedelic Supermarket in Boston when I was about 17.
In other news regarding Aerosmith, fans on the subreddit for the group were discussing the most overrated songs that Aerosmith has ever put out.
HideAllSpoons replied: ” I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing is definitely up there. I agree with Cryin too. I’d say Dream On is actually pretty overrated. I mean it’s a great song and their breakthrough hit, but does it deserve to be played at every single concert? Big Ten Inch Record never struck me as particularly deserving of its frequency either. Train Kept A Rollin, also I feel is overplayed. Lastly, I’d say Jaded is overrated. I can see why it’d be popular at the time but it didn’t need to become a staple.
orbit222 chimed in with “I’d say Dream On is actually pretty overrated. I mean it’s a great song and their breakthrough hit, but does it deserve to be played at every single concert? Personal anecdote: I had seen Aerosmith a bunch of times and had listened to them for years and wouldn’t really mind never hearing Dream On again. My dad had grown up with classic rock. He grew up in London and saw the Beatles, saw Led Zeppelin, saw The Who, etc. His brother, my uncle, was even a roadie for Yes for a bit and my dad hung out with them. But he had never seen Aerosmith. So we went to see them together, August 13, 2003, in New Jersey. That turned out to be one of a handful of shows ever where they didn’t play Dream On, and… I was kind of disappointed. It was my dad’s first time seeing them, he’d heard their songs for decades, and it just felt a little incomplete for him not to see that song live. And I imagine there are newcomers at every single Aerosmith concert. Just something to think about.”