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Greg Lake - RIP

Post by a100user » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:26 am

Just heard that at the age of 69 Greg passed away. He was suffering from cancer and unfortunately lost the fight.
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Post by thispoison » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:05 am

Sad news. RIP Greg.
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Post by kindredlost » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:56 am

Sad. Very few vocalists give me chills the way Lake did. He was/is timeless.

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Post by crawling wind » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:38 am

How many days left in this goddamn year?

Such an amazing voice!

RIP.

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Post by dslocum » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:30 pm

crawling wind wrote:How many days left in this goddamn year?
+1. Crappy year for losses in the music industry! :waah:

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Post by Flareless » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:50 pm

Terribly sad to learn this. RIP Greg.
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Post by Ramases » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:33 pm

That's a shame.
I really enjoyed his work with King Crimson.

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Post by Peake » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:42 pm

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:46 pm

Very sad news. Greg Lake had such a beautiful voice, and was a consummate musician on both bass and guitar.
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Post by commodorejohn » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:57 pm

Indeed. Keith Emerson was most responsible for the proggy weirdness that I love about ELP, but Lake consistently brought his A-game to the material and had an incredible and distinctive voice. He will be sorely missed.
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Post by emdot_ambient » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:33 am

:waah:
So I guess the band is just called Palmer now.

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:13 pm

I would guess that Carl Palmer will be with us for quite some time to come. He is quite a bit younger than his bandmates (he's only 66) and looks to be in prime physical condition. In fact, he's buff A. F.
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Post by varice » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:53 pm

Wow… such sad news. Rest in peace, Greg.

I like Greg’s work with King Crimson, and ELP was one of my favorite rock bands from the early 70’s when I was a teenager. The first vinyl LP I bought was Pictures at an Exhibition. I got to see ELP in concert during their prime when they toured in support of the Brain Salad Surgery album release. What a fantastic show :!:

I have a bit of an eerie story to tell. Around midnight Wednesday, or very early Thursday morning, for some strange reason I can’t explain, I decided to search MW for the thread about Keith Emerson’s death. I found a thread and while reading about that sad event, I put ELP’s Tarkus CD in the player for a listen. I went to bed feeling sad once again about Keith’s death, only to wake up and read here on MW that Greg had passed away… That is just weird…

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:21 am

crawling wind wrote:How many days left in this goddamn year?

Such an amazing voice!

RIP.
Hear, hear. For music this was a brutal year of passing.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:47 am

:sadbanana: :sadbanana: :sadbanana: :sadbanana:

Greg's beautiful voice 98% isolated from the track Epitaph from King Crimson's first album.
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Post by MindMachine » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:09 am

^ One of my favorite albums. I recently got the live cd set 'Epitaph' from those early days. Like finding gold.
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Post by tau_seti » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:17 pm

Finding out about this late. Terrible news. The KC work was seminal. ELP was great too and my first introduction to prog rock (some girl in 4th grade had the album and said it was great), but the first KC album. I probably listen to it once every other week.

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Post by daryll » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:30 pm

And that leaves one , just palmer
Greg . you will be sorely missed RIP

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Post by varice » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:00 am

Even after such a time, it is still so sad... But I have been enjoying playing his work with King Crimson and ELP...
RIP Mike.

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Post by umma gumma » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm

RIP!

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