Cream / Ginger Baker: Ginger Baker's DW drum kit used on stage for the Cream 2005 reunion,
Lot 304W
Cream / Ginger Baker: Ginger Baker's DW drum kit used on stage for the Cream 2005 reunion,
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 24,873) inc. premium
Auction Details
Cream / Ginger Baker: Ginger Baker's DW drum kit used on stage for the Cream 2005 reunion,
Lot Details
Rock & Pop Memorabilia
Cream / Ginger Baker: Ginger Baker's DW drum kit used on stage for the Cream 2005 reunion,
a Drum Workshop seven-piece drum kit in emerald green lacquer finish, comprising: a 22 inch (56cm.) and 20 inch (52cm.) bass drum; a 14½ inch (37cm.) hanging floor tom; a 13 inch (33cm.), 12 inch (31cm.) and 10 inch (25.5cm) tom-toms; a 13½ inch (34cm.) snare drum, and corresponding pedals, stands and hardware, most in plastic Impact cases, accompanied by a letter concerning the provenance from Ginger Baker

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Ginger Baker Collection

    This drum kit was played by Ginger Baker on stage with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce at the 2005 Cream reunion concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall, London on May 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th. Clapton requested the venue to follow on from the bands final gig in 1968 which was also held at the RAH. Other celebrity attendees included; Sir Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Roger Waters and Brian May. Following the huge success of the UK concerts Cream agreed to hold a similar reunion in America, playing at Madison Square Gardens, New York, in October of the same year.

    The drum kit was used throughout the UK concerts as Bakers main kit as well as for the USA performances. The two bass drums were tuned differently so that Ginger could play counter-rhythms with both feet, leaving his hands free to play the rest of the kit. The symbols used with this kit are not included in the lot and have been retained by Baker.

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