RIP Greg Lake

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Feb. 3, 1978

Source: BBC News. Sure, you could find things not to like about ELP, but their 1970-74 period produced a number of pretty interesting pieces. But even if you’ll never be an ELP fan, Lake’s work on the first couple of King Crimson albums stand apart. RIP.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including In the Court of the Crimson King and his solo hit 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.

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