Greg Lake Tributes From Fellow Rock Legends

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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.

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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.”

Watch Lake and Ian Anderson perform “I Believe in Father Christmas,” which Lake co-wrote with King Crimson’s Peter Sinfield

From King Crimson via Facebook…

Fellow prog rock star Rick Wakeman

Longtime Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett…

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.”

Steve Lukather of Toto…


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  1. PallieWallie
    #1 PallieWallie 7 December, 2017, 16:14

    One year ago today marks Greg Lake’s passing. A remarkable musician that left us along with other members of ELP,and King Crimson loads of timeless music. God Bless you and God Speed in finding peace eternal.

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