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Old 08-12-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Greg Lake has died at 69. A great bassist with King Crimson and ELP. What a year 2016 has been for the deaths of musicians.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38251936
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:00 PM   #2
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Just gutted to hear about Greg. It was bad enough when Keith died earlier this year. Although I didn't know any of them personally, I knew a number of people who worked for the band back in the 70s so I kind of thought of them as friends of friends. I had a bit of a crush on Greg, but kept it to myself. I loved his beautiful voice, his sensitivity and the delicate, mystical nature of many of his songs. It was in '76, I think, I wound up working as an usherette at an ELP concert. I was assigned to seat people in a section directly behind the stage. Along with all the people I was seating I was disappointed to realise the view was zero - all we could see was the back of the amplifiers. Just before the show started, I was standing on the steps, directing with my torch, when Greg came round, glass of wine in hand, and his eyes met mine. With a really lovely smile, he raised his glass gave me a toast. My heart just melted. Keith was by all accounts a great guy, genuine and fun. But it was Greg who stole my heart. RIP Greg. We will miss you. Another light has gone out in this world. My thoughts go out to his family at this time.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:45 PM   #3
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Another one gone. Sad to hear this news. Wonder if his Christmas song will hit number one?
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What a talented trio of musicians that was! Emersons over-the-top classically imbued keyboards, the powerhouse drumming of Carl Palmer and that velvet voice and killer songwriting of Greg Lake's...R.I.P
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:57 PM   #5
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RIP Greg.

Straight after being paid my first ever weeks wages, I went and bought Pictures at an Exhibition by ELP and Back on the Streets by Gary Moore.

Played both till you could almost see through them.

Thanks for the music and memories.

A class act if ever there was one.
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RIP Greg.

Straight after being paid my first ever weeks wages, I went and bought Pictures at an Exhibition by ELP and Back on the Streets by Gary Moore.

Played both till you could almost see through them.

Thanks for the music and memories.

A class act if ever there was one.
Pictures was a great album. My friend Dane turned me onto ELP (he was always ahead of the herd) and I remember him playing that on a wet and miserable Sunday afternoon. Greg's earlier work with King Crimson and the great Robert Fripp still stands the test of time.
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lake wrote lucky man when he was 12. first song he wrote. all because his mom bought him a guitar. its quite a message from a 12 year old.
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Always liked ELP's rendition of Fanfare for the Common Man, and Greg Lake's I Believe In Father Christmas was sincere without being saccharine.

So many real musicians have passed, and for the most part there's no-one keeping the flame. All we have now are ringtone rappers and talent show wannabes that burn out as quickly as they arrive.
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I Believe In Father Christmas is one of the best Christmas songs. Even though it's an attack on Christmas commercialism.

RIP Greg.

This is great:
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I Believe In Father Christmas is one of the best Christmas songs. Even though it's an attack on Christmas commercialism.

RIP Greg.

This is great:
They don't make Christmas records like that anymore I don't think, except the line "Halilujah Noel, be it heaven or hell - The Christmas we get we deserve!" not sure about that line in his song - surely it's just about what a kid believes about Christmas and an adult looking back on it...
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Always liked ELP's rendition of Fanfare for the Common Man, and Greg Lake's I Believe In Father Christmas was sincere without being saccharine.

So many real musicians have passed, and for the most part there's no-one keeping the flame. All we have now are ringtone rappers and talent show wannabes that burn out as quickly as they arrive.
well, all good things come to an end cos nothing lasts forever. i guess we should be thankful we were here for it.
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They don't make Christmas records like that anymore I don't think, except the line "Halilujah Noel, be it heaven or hell - The Christmas we get we deserve!" not sure about that line in his song - surely it's just about what a kid believes about Christmas and an adult looking back on it...
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Old 15-12-2016, 05:29 PM   #13
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Tell that to all the homeless people who have to sleep on the street and all the abused kids who don't get presents but abuse etc
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