ELP, King Crimson Frontman Greg Lake Dead At 69
December 8, 2016 at 7:33 AM (PT)
ROLLING STONE reports, "GREG LAKE, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who helped propel prog rock into the mainstream as a member of EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER and KING CRIMSON, died TUESDAY (12/6). His manager told the BBC he had recently had 'a long and stubborn battle with cancer'; the news comes nine months after the death of his bandmate, KEITH EMERSON. He was 69."
"It is with great sadness that I must now say goodbye to my friend and fellow bandmate, GREG LAKE," CARL PALMER wrote in a statement. "GREG's soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings he 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."