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Greg Lake is an English singer, bassist, and lyricist known for his involvement in two bands, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Discography includes, three with King Crimson, nine with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 16 live, and nine solo albums. 12 albums have hit the Billboard 200 U.S. c... More
Greg Lake is an English singer, bassist, and lyricist known for his involvement in two bands, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Discography includes, three with King Crimson, nine with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 16 live, and nine solo albums. 12 albums have hit the Billboard 200 U.S. charts
He got his start in 1960s as a founding member of King Crimson along with Robert Fripp. After the success of their debut album, In The Court of the Crimson King,” Lake left to start his own band, but sang on the second album, In the Wake of Poseidon, as well.
During live performances for King Crimson, Lake and keyboardist Keith Emerson met and decided to start their own band, along with drummer Carl Palmer from the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Their self-titled first album came in 1970, followed by their second album, Tarkus, which reached #1 on the U.K. Top 100 and is considered one of the best progressive rock albums ever. After the band’s tour for their Works album was unsuccessful financially, they recorded their Love Beach album before splitting up for the first time.
In 1973, Lake started Manticore Records, producing albums for Spontaneous Combustion, Stray Dog, and Keith Christmas. Lake continued to perform on his own with concerts all over the world and two albums, Greg Lake and Manoeuvres. He and Emerson came together again in 1986 and recorded the album, Emerson, Lake & Powell, before Palmer came back for a new tour. They split again until the 1990s for two albums and a concert tour.
He performed as a member of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band in the 2001 band and on The Who’s song, “Real Good Looking Boy.” In 2005, he toured the U.K. with the Greg Lake Band and performed at spaces like the Nassau Coliseum, Continental Airlines Arena, and the Quicken Loans Arena in 2007.
In summer 2010, Lake reunited with Emerson and Palmer again at the High Voltage Festival after touring North America in the spring. In January 2012, Lake announced a U.S. theatre tour, “Songs of a Lifetime,” in which he will perform and tell stories spanning his long and acclaimed career. The tour will kick off April 11 in Quebec and will travel through Canada and the U.S. throughout the spring.
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