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Greg Lake

English musician

Greg Lake

English musician
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birthday
10th
November, 1947
Death
7th
December, 2016
Birth Place
Poole, Dorset, England
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Gregory Stuart Lake (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and record producer. He gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP).
Born and raised in Dorset, Lake began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, “Lucky Man”, at the same age. He became a full-time musician at 17, playing in several rock bands until his friend and fellow Dorset guitarist Robert Fripp invited him to join King Crimson as lead singer and bassist. They found commercial success with their influential debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969). Lake left the band in 1970 and achieved significant success in the 1970s and beyond as the singer, guitarist, bassist, and producer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). As a member of ELP, Lake wrote and recorded several popular songs including “Lucky Man” and “From the Beginning”. Both songs entered the UK and US singles charts.
Lake launched a solo career, beginning with his 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas” which reached number two in the UK. He went on to release three solo albums with his Greg Lake Band with guitarist Gary Moore, recorded 1981 through 1983 (two studio albums, one live album), as well as collaborating and performing with other artists and with various groups in the 1980s, had occasional ELP reunions in the 1990s and in 2010, and toured regularly as a solo artist into the 21st century. He also sponsored other artists, producing their recordings and helping them to get recording contracts. He also was a fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He died on 7 December 2016 in London, of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 69.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Harmonica
Vocals
Associated Acts

Unit Four the Time Checks the Shame the Shy Limbs the Gods King Crimson Emerson, Lake & Palmer Spontaneous Combustion Gary Moore Asia Emerson, Lake & Powell Geoff Downes Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Birth Name

Gregory Stuart Lake

Genres

Progressive rock art rock hard rock

Occupations

Musician singer-songwriter producer

Website
Years Active

1964 2016

Name

Greg Lake

Nationality

England

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