Though he made his name with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lake also wrote one of the most enduring Christmas hits:
Greg Lake, one of the key figures in the prog rock boom of the 1970s, has died at the age of 69. In a statement posted to Lake’s Facebook page, his manager, Stewart Young, said: “Yesterday, 7 December, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief.”
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Lake’s bandmate Keith Emerson died earlier his year.