Greg Lake Tributes From Fellow Rock Legendsby Best Classic Bands Staff
With today’s (Dec. 8) shocking news of Greg Lake‘s passing, tributes to the former vocalist and bassist of the progressive rock trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and before that, King Crimson began to appear on social media. The most prominent, certainly, was from Carl Palmer, who has now lost his two fellow ELP bandmates in the space of eight months, following Keith Emerson’s death on March 10.
Related: Greg Lake obituary
The drummer wrote: “It is with great sadness that I must now say goodbye to my friend and fellow band-mate, Greg Lake. Greg’s soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings he made with ELP and King Crimson. I have fond memories of those great years we had in the 1970s and many memorable shows we performed together. Having lost Keith this year as well, has made this particularly hard for all of us. As Greg sang at the end of ‘Pictures At An Exhibition,’ ‘death is life.’ His music can now live forever in the hearts of all who loved him.”
From King Crimson via Facebook…
Fellow prog rock star Rick Wakeman…
Another sad loss with the passing of Greg Lake….You left some great music with us my friend & so like Keith , you will live on.
— Rick Wakeman (@GrumpyOldRick) December 8, 2016
Longtime Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett…
Music bows its head to acknowledge the passing of a great musician and singer, Greg Lake.
— Steve Hackett (@HackettOfficial) December 8, 2016
Lake’s manager, Stewart Young, said: “Yesterday, 7 December, 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.”
Very sad to hear of the passing of our friend legendary Greg Lake
Our thoughts & condolences are with Regina & Natasha & all the family -YES pic.twitter.com/HFXegYolCe
— yesofficial (@yesofficial) December 8, 2016
God bless Greg lake peace and love to all his family. 😎✌️️🌟💖🎶🎶☮️
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) December 8, 2016
So sorry to hear of Greg Lake’s passing, a real legend.
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) December 8, 2016
— The Who (@TheWho) December 8, 2016
Our thoughts are with Regina, Natasha and the family after the passing of Greg Lake @GregLakeWebsite
on December 7, 2016.
— Original Asia (@originalasia) December 8, 2016
Steve Lukather of Toto…
RIP Greg Lake.
It was an honor working with him on his solo stuff.
This has been a tragic year…
— Steve Lukather (@stevelukather) December 8, 2016
— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) December 8, 2016
Best Classic Bands will continue to update these tributes from classic rock stars.