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Gregory Stuart Lake (Greg)

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Guitarist, Musicians, Producers, Singer, Songwriter

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1947 - Gregory Stuart Lake, born on the 10th of November in Poole, Dorset, England. He is an English bassist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, best known as a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

1969 - He was a member of a band called The Gods along with future members of Uriah Heep.

1970 - Contributed to many of ELP's songs but was particularly noticeable for his guitar oriented 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").

1973 - 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.

1975  - Became popularly known for his UK Christmas number two single, "I Believe in Father Christmas" which was later included on the ELP album Works Volume II.

1981 - 1983 - Released the albums, Greg Lake and Manoeuvres.

1998 - The members of ELP had a rather acrimonious falling-out and he left the band.

2003 - He played bass on The Who's "Real Good Looking Boy".

2005 - On the 22nd of October, he began touring the UK with a brand new "Greg Lake Band", to positive reviews.

2006 - He performed "Karn Evil 9" with the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York on the 20th of December and at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey the next day.



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