ORGAN: Greg Lake, the man who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died…

News is coming in this morning of the passing of Greg Lake, the man who fronted both the mighty King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69….
54 minutes ago  The death of Greg Lake has been announced. A message on his Facebook page posted by his manager and friend, Stewart…  “Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief. Many thanks, Stewart Young”
Greg Lake (photo Cynthia Blair)

Greg Lake (photo Cynthia Blair)

 

One of the founding fathers of the glorious thing that became know as prog rock, the British musician is known for his part played in Crimson classics including In the Court of the Crimson King and 21st Century Schizoid Man died on Tuesday after “a long and stubborn battle with cancer”, said his manager. The sad news comes nine months after the death of Lake’s band-mate Keith Emerson. Lake was born on November 10, 1947, as well as being a member of the first King Crimson lineup, appearing on their 1969 debut album In The Court Of The Crimson King and second record In The Wake Of Poseidon,  Greg Lake, after striking up a friendship with The Nice’s keyboardist Keith Emerson and recruiting Carl Palmer, formed prog supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer The trio would go on to release nine studio albums between 1970 and 1994.

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