King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake dies aged 69
Greg Lake, the musician who was a key part of both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has passed away.
Lake (pictured above on the far right) who had been suffering from cancer, died on Wednesday (December 7th) at the age of 69.
Lake, who was born in 1947, was first involved in music as a member of the first King Crimson lineup and played on their 1969 debut album In The Court Of The Crimson King and second record In The Wake Of Poseidon.
Then, after meeking Keith Emerson., then keyboard player with The Nice, the pair subsequently teamed up and recruited Carl Palmer to form prog supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
The influential trio would go on to release nine studio albums between 1970 and 1994.
Rick Wakeman and Genesis's Steve Hackett are among those who have paid tribute to Lake, you can read a selection below:
Another sad loss with the passing of Greg Lake....You left some great music with us my friend & so like Keith , you will live on.— Rick Wakeman (@GrumpyOldRick) December 8, 2016
Music bows its head to acknowledge the passing of a great musician and singer, Greg Lake.— Steve Hackett (@HackettOfficial) December 8, 2016
Very sad news about Greg Lake. I had the privilege of working with him on several projects. His great talent will be sorely missed by all.— Geoffrey Downes (@asiageoff) December 8, 2016
RIP Greg Lake. Part of TWO great bands (King Crimson and ELP). AND I love his Christmas record. 😞 pic.twitter.com/EBzLmd4gP4— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) December 8, 2016