Greg Lake, singer, bassist, and guitarist with prog rock trio Emerson, Lake and Palmer died yesterday at age 69 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Lake, who came to fame on the first 2 King Crimson albums, formed ELP in 1970 with keyboardist Keith Emerson, who died earlier this year, and drummer Carl Palmer, who played with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, and later with Asia.
ELP, with its jazz and classical music-influenced compositions, became one of the most popular bands of the early 1970s.
My 5 Favorite Greg Lake vocal songs
"From the Beginning"
"In the Court of the Crimson King"/ "21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Still You Turn Me On"
"I Believe in Father Christmas"
10 classic songs from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer