Greg Lake, storico cantante, bassista e chitarrista di Emerson, Lake & Palmer nonché membro dei King Crimson nei primi due album, si è spento all’età di 69 anni dopo una lunga battaglia contro il cancro. La notizia è stata diffusa dal suo manager Stewart Young e ripresa dalla BBC. Di seguito l’annuncio apparso sulla pagina Facebook degli ELP:
“Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart for ever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief. Many thanks, Stewart Young”
Queste le parole di cordoglio Carl Palmer espresse sulla medesima pagina:
“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 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.”
La notizia arriva a pochi mesi dalla scomparsa del tastierista Keith Emerson, suicidatosi all’età di 71 anni a causa di una forte depressione.