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RIP Greg Lake

lake Greg Lake, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who helped propel progressive rock into the mainstream as a member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, died of cancer Dec. 6. The news comes nine months after the death of his bandmate, Keith Emerson. He was 69.

He was mentioned in a host segment in episode 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER.

14 Replies to “RIP Greg Lake”

  1. John Hanna says:

    :cry: :musicnote:


  2. Stargazer says:

    ELP, first concert I ever saw, 2/78. Sorry Gypsy. Godspeed MR Lake. :cry:


  3. goalieboy82 says:

    he was a Lucky Man.


  4. DJF says:

    Hey, 2016. Enough!


  5. Shadoestar says:

    ELP’s music did a lot to get me through a really rough year in my life. I’ll be forever grateful to them for that. I saw them live twice in the 90s and was blown away by both shows.

    First Keith Emerson, now Greg Lake. Has anybody checked in on Carl Palmer to see if he’s okay?


  6. Shadoestar says:

    It also occurred to me that the entire band that made the Emerson, Lake & Powell album in 1986 is now dead.


  7. Ned Raggett says:

    Unsurprisingly very good remembrance from Sid Smith:


  8. Gary Bowden says:

    Very sad to hear this..grew up listening to them in the 70’s..RIP.


  9. MarcusVermilion says:

    I had to watch “The Giant Spider Invasion” after learning of Greg Lake’s passing.

    “Ooh, what a lucky man he was”

    “I Talk to the Wind” by King Crimson, the band Greg was in before ELP, was used as a riff in “Teenage Caveman”……..That starred the recently departed Robert Vaughn.

    Grim coincidences. :cry:


  10. goalieboy82 says:

    we now have a Emerson, Lake & Powell reunion (look that one up).


  11. radioman970 says:

    I always think of MST3k when I play Lucky man.


  12. goalieboy82 says:

    and an underrated ELP song:


  13. BeNiceToGypsy says:

    One of the first albums I ever bought was “Trilogy” with “From the Beginning”. I bought every album after that. One of the best Christmas songs was written by Greg Lake “I Believe in Father Christmas”. It was released as a single, I think, but was also on the “Works Vol. 2” LP. You don’t hear it much, but it’s worth downloading. Too many gone this year. :-(


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