Gregory Stuart “Greg” Lake was born on November 10, 1947, and died on December 7, 2016.
He was an English singer, musician, songwriter, and producer.
Lake was a member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), and recorded as a solo artist which included his 1975 hit single, “I Believe in Father Christmas”.
He grew up in Dorset along with future King Crimson founder Robert Fripp, both of whom found commercial success with the group’s first album, In the Court of the Crimson King.
At the subsequent tour, he met The Nice’s Keith Emerson and the pair decided to form ELP, recruiting drummer Carl Palmer.
However, ELP enjoyed significant success throughout the 1970s as part of the progressive rock genre.
He performed with various groups in the 1980s, and occasional ELP reunions in the 1990s, and toured regularly as a solo artist into the 21st century.
He died due to cancer.
Greg Lake passed away at 69 years old.