Greg Lake (1947-2016), Legendary Musician and Founding Member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Greg Lake

Greg Lake, the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontman for progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), passed away on December 7, 2016 from complications due to cancer. He was only 69 years old. Lake’s death comes only just a few months after the passing of bandmate Keith Emerson. Drummer Carl Palmer, the last surviving member of ELP paid beautiful tribute to his longtime friend, as did a number of other musicians whom he inspired.

RIP Mr. Lake. Let all anguish, pain and sadness leave your heart and let your road be clear.

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via The New York Times

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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