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Gregory Stuart Lake (born 10 November 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England) is an English bassist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, best known as a founding member of both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination, situated on the shores of the English Channel, in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southern England. ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ...

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Biography

1960s: Early life, The Gods and King Crimson

He was interested in music at a young age, and wrote what would become one of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's biggest hits, "Lucky Man", when he was still at school. In 1969, Lake was a member of a band called The Gods along with future members of Uriah Heep. Lake left the band before they released their debut album. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Gods were the preband of Uriah Heep. ... Uriah Heep is an English rock band, formed in 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. ...


Lake went on to form King Crimson with an old school friend, Robert Fripp. As both Fripp and Lake were primarily guitarists, Lake switched to playing bass. King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Robert Fripp (born May 16, 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist and a composer, perhaps best known for his founding role in the band King Crimson. ...


For King Crimson's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, Lake also contributed as songwriter and singer. The album was originally to be produced by Tony Clarke who was then the producer for the Moody Blues. However, after the first day Clarke walked out as he had difficulty understanding what the band were trying to create. Lake assumed the role of producer. Although the album credits the whole band as producers, it was primarily Lake who produced it.[1] In the Court of the Crimson King is the title of a 1969 album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. ... Anthony Richard Clarke (born September 6, 1963) is an English politician, and was Labour member of Parliament for Northampton South from 1997 until 2005. ... The Moody Blues were originally a British rhythm and blues-based band; they later became best known for psychedelic music and early progressive rock. ...


King Crimson went on a North American tour with The Nice, who were on their farewell tour. It was after this tour in April 1970 that Lake left the band to form Emerson, Lake & Palmer along with Keith Emerson from The Nice on keyboards and Carl Palmer from Atomic Rooster on drums and percussion. Despite his official departure from King Crimson, Lake agreed to help with the completion of King Crimson's second album In the Wake of Poseidon. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ... Throughout his career with The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and as a solo artist, Keith Emerson has proven himself perhaps the greatest, most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971 Atomic Rooster were an English progressive rock group formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969. ... In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. ...


1970s: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

ELP were hugely successful in the 1970s (with album sales totalling over thirty million), and significantly contributed to the evolution of progressive rock. Lake contributed to many of ELP's songs but was particularly noticeable for his guitar orientated and soulful tunes such as "C'est la vie" (Works Volume I), "Still... You Turn Me On" (Brain Salad Surgery) and "The Sage" ("Pictures at an Exhibition"). Lake became popularly known for his UK Christmas number two single, "I Believe in Father Christmas" in 1975 which was later included on the ELP album 'Works Volume II. Works Volume I is a 1977 album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ... Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 and the first under their Manticore Records imprint. ... Mussorgsky in 1874 Pictures at an Exhibition (Russian: , Kartinki s vystavki, Little Pictures from an Exhibition) is a famous suite of ten piano pieces composed by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. ... Every year in the UK Singles Charts, there is a highly publicised race for the Christmas number one spot on Christmas day. ... I Believe In Father Christmas is a song by Greg Lake. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Works Volume II is an album released in 1978 by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ...


In 1973, Lake founded the Manticore label and signed some very talented musicians such as Italy's PFM and Banco and King Crimson/Emerson, Lake & Palmer lyricist Pete Sinfield. Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) is an Italian progressive rock band that achieved a high level of popularity in the 1970s, with success in both the British and American charts. ... Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Peter J. Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ...


1980s: Asia and solo career

After the break-up of ELP, Lake toured briefly with the group Asia in 1983 as a temporary replacement for John Wetton, as well as releasing two solo albums and conducting a tour in the early 1980s. The albums were Greg Lake (1981) and Manoeuvres (1983), both of which featured ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore and, even though the latter is more sophisticated, saw Lake playing straight rock. Asia is an arena rock/progressive rock group. ... John Wetton in concert John Wetton (born June 12, 1949 in Derbyshire, England) is an English singer, bassist and guitarist. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band who formed in Dublin in 1969. ... Gary Moore (born on April 4, 1952 as Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a guitarist. ...


1990s: Emerson, Lake & Palmer again

Emerson, Lake & Palmer subsequently reunited in the early 1990s and played the progressive rock circuit, especially in outdoor summer concerts, and released two new studio albums. In 1998, the members of ELP had a rather acrimonious falling-out and Lake left the band. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


2000s: Recent work and Greg Lake band

Keith Emerson's 2004 memoir "Pictures of an Exhibitionist" gives an unflattering portrait of Lake, and not surprisingly Lake has said that he will never reunite with ELP in the future. He has not been especially visible on the music scene since then, though he did tour as a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band in 2001. In late 2003 he played bass on The Who's "Real Good Looking Boy". Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English popular musician, singer, and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to...


On October 22, 2005 Lake began touring the UK with a brand new "Greg Lake Band", to positive reviews. The band is comprised of David Arch on keyboards, Florian Opahle on guitar, Trevor Barry on bass, and Brett Morgan on drums. A double DVD was released by Warner Bros/Classic Pictures early 2006, with Greg Lake in full form, his voice now deeper and louder than before. The Greg Lake Band was ready for a new tour on September 2006 with rumours of a new album on the pipeline, although this tour was cancelled at the last minute due to "management troubles". October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ [1] article from Guitarnoise.com

External links

  • Official website
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Keith Emerson | Greg Lake | Carl Palmer
Former members: Cozy Powell | Robert Berry
Discography
Studio albums: Emerson, Lake and Palmer | Tarkus | Trilogy | Brain Salad Surgery | Works Volume I | Works Volume II | Love Beach | Black Moon | In the Hot Seat
Live albums: Pictures at an Exhibition | Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends | In Concert (also known as Works Live) | Live at the Royal Albert Hall | King Biscuit Flower Hour: Greatest Hits Live | Live in Poland | Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 | Then & Now | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 1 | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 2 | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 | Fanfare: The 1997 World Tour (live) | From The Front Row... Live!
Compilations albums: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer | The Atlantic Years | The Ultimate Collection
Box Set: The Return of the Manticore
Related articles
The Nice | Emerson, Lake & Powell | 3

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Greg Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (982 words)
Gregory Stuart Lake, commonly known as Greg Lake (born 10 November 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England) is an English bassist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, most known as a founding member of King Crimson and of the supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
The Greg Lake Band was ready for a new tour on September 2006 with rumours of a new album on the pipeline, although this tour was cancelled at the last minute due to "management troubles".
Greg Lake was influential on the progressive rock scene not only because of his membership in successful and prominent bands, but also because of his record production.
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