On a car trip this morning, spouse and I heard about the death of one of the greatest drummers of rock, Peter Edward (Ginger) Baker, at the age of 80.
Here is a tribute posted by Rolling Stone.
And here, Toad, by Cream, featuring a legendary drum solo.
The ironic thing is that Ginger Baker never considered himself a rocker.
The cause of death isn't known but it's known that Baker suffered from a number of health issues, some brought on by years of heavy smoking.
It's easy to feel down in this kind of weather. Fall has come to the Southern Tier. The skies are covered in clouds, the rain is starting, and music has lost another great.
Tomorrow will be a happier day.
Day 6 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost and today I also join the Rocktober Music Fest hosted by Mary of Jingle Jangle Jungle.