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GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS

Greg Lake: King Crimson and ELP star dies aged 69

 

Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 69.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In The Court Of The Crimson King and I Believe in Father Christmas.

He died on Wednesday after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer", said his manager.

The news comes nine months after Lake's band-mate Keith Emerson died.

 

Keyboardist Emerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, coroners in the US said.

Lake's manager Stewart Young wrote on Facebook: "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."

Guitarist Steve Hackett led tributes on Twitter, writing: "Music bows its head to acknowledge the passing of a great musician and singer, Greg Lake."

Rick Wakeman, keyboardist in the prog rock band Yes, said: 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.

'Greatest music made for love'

Born in Bournemouth, Lake was given his first guitar at the age of 12 and took lessons from a local tutor called Don Strike.

He formed a close friendship with fellow student Robert Fripp, with whom he formed King Crimson in 1969.

Their debut album In The Court Of The Crimson King, featuring songs including 21st Century Schizoid Man, set a standard for progressive rock and received a glowing, well-publicised testimonial from The Who's Pete Townshend.

But their success was shortlived. Within a year, founding member Mike Giles quit and Lake refused to work with the band - although he stayed around long enough to sing on their critically-reviled second album, In The Wake Of Poseidon.

'Love not money'

The singer and bassist was then approached by Emerson, who had supported King Crimson on a North American tour - and needed a singer for his new band.

Joined by Atomic Rooster drummer Carl Palmer, ELP made their live debut at the Guildhall, Plymouth, in 1970 - before a career-making performance at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Unusually, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence, and scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, and Brain Salad Surgery - many of them produced by Lake himself.

Tarkus, released in 1971, featured an opening track lasting more than 20 minutes, inspired by the fictional Tarkus character - a half-tank, half-armadillo creature that would appear on stage at gigs.

Their ambitious light shows and on-stage theatrics were the epitome of 70s rock excess, and several punk acts cited ELP as one of the bands they were reacting against.

But the band sold more than 48 million records, and Lake continued to be an influential and popular touring musician even after the band wound down in the late 1970s.

"The greatest music is made for love, not for money," Lake is quoted as saying on his official website.

"The early ELP albums were pioneering because there is no standing still; time is always moving forward."

 

http://www.greglake.com/

GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS
GREG LAKE EST MORT D'UN CANCER LE 7 DECEMBRE 2016 A 69 ANS

Discography

Solo

Live albums
Compilations
  • The Greg Lake Retrospective: From The Beginning (1997)
  • From The Underground: The Official Bootleg (1998)
  • From The Underground 2 : Deeper Into The Mine : An Official Greg Lake Bootleg (2003)
Singles
  • I Believe in Father Christmas (1975)
  • C'est La Vie (1977)
  • Watching Over You (1977)
  • Love You Too Much (1981)
  • Let Me Love You Once (1981)
  • It Hurts/Retribution Drive (1982)
  • Famous Last Words (1983)
DVDs
  • Greg Lake: Live In Concert (2006)
  • Welcome Backstage (2006)

with the Shame: singles

  • Don't Go Away Little Girl/Dreams Don't Bother Me (1967)

with Shy Limbs: singles

  • Reputation/Love (1968; side B only)

with King Crimson

with Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Studio albums
YearTitleBillboard album 200UK Top 100RIAA[14]BPI[15]
1970Emerson, Lake & Palmer184GoldSilver
1971Tarkus91GoldPlatinum
1972Trilogy52GoldPlatinum
1973Brain Salad Surgery112GoldGold
1977Works, Vol. 1129GoldGold
1977Works, Vol. 23720Gold-
1978Love Beach5548GoldSilver
1992Black Moon78---
1994In the Hot Seat----
Live albums
YearTitleBillboard album 200UK Top 100RIAA[14]BPI[15]
1971Pictures at an Exhibition103GoldSilver
1974Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends... Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer45Gold-
1979In Concert73---
1993Live at the Royal Albert Hall----
Works Live----
1997Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970----
Live in Poland----
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Greatest Hits Live----
1998Then & Now----
2001The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults: Volume One----
The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults: Volume Two----
2002The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults: Volume Three----
2006The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults: Volume Four----
2010High Voltage----
A Time And A Place----
2011Live at Nassau Coliseum '78----
Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72----
2012Live in California 1974----
2013Live in Montreal 1977----

with Asia

  • Enso Kai (2001), Recorded live at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, on 6 December 1983.

with Emerson, Lake and Powell

  • Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986)
  • The Sprocket Sessions (2003(An Official Bootleg), 2010(Reissue))
  • Live in Concert (2003(An Official Bootleg), 2010(Reissue))
  • Live in Concert & More... (2012), 2CDs Contains 2 previously released official bootlegs, Live in Concert and The Sprocket Sessions

 

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