Ringo Starr posted a short reaction to the death of Ginger Baker on Sunday but opened up more in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“Ginger Baker was incredible,” says Ringo. “He was very inventive. If you listen to Cream, you can see there’s something else coming through.”
Baker sat in for a few shows with Ringo and his All-Starr Band in the late '90s when Cream bassist Jack Bruce was in the band. Ringo announced them at them as, "Ladies and gentlemen, two percent Cream!”
Ringo says when Ginger lived in Colorado he had another job besides horse farmer and drummer. "He was a fireman in Denver, and Cream couldn’t back together because he was staying in Denver to get his fireman’s truck license! And I’m sticking with that because that’s what I’m told!”
Ginger was also a polo player, an olive farmer when he lived in Italy, and a recording studio owner in Nigeria.