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Published on 8th December 2016

Greg Lake ~ RIP


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It is with sadness, that once again in 2016, we say farewell to one of music’s endearing legends. No introductions necessary here, just the sad news that Greg Stuart Lake passed away yesterday, Wednesday 7th December 2016.

Speaking of his friend Carl Palmer said: “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 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.”

In a brief statement Greg’s friend and manger Stewart Young posted news of his passing: “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.”

Greg celebrated his 69th birthday last month…



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