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Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. He wasn’t particularly religious so I thought it may represent someone who had been special to him , and ex perhaps. I stuck to the FACTS. My family were among those!” His love for America, and especially Americans, is one of the things I remember most about Greg Lake. Thank you for the insight into a musical genius along with Keith Emerson, keyboardist extrodenaire, as I had thought on a personal level, he was. My poor Greg. That magical voice and bass guitar are his trade. Hello Charlie, Like yourself, I was too young during ELP’s heyday of the 1970s, and It still seems inconceivable to me that he’s gone. Since you and I know each other fairly well Complete your Greg Lake collection. What was the story behind Gregs beautiful Angel pendant all I know is it had great sentimental value and that somebody stole it. A tough interview to listen to, but the boys were in good humor. performances. This will (i tried to post a comment few days ago, but nothing happened :/ ). I’m not talking about THAT!! “Do you like music, Shirley? (Near Chicago). I saw that Gregs auction was cancelled last year and have found it difficult to find much info. He was a “force of Nature” to be reckoned with; a man that I’m sure I will remember long after I’m so damn old that I can no longer even remember my own name. What a sweet, sensitive, and illuminating remembrance you have written. What a wonderful concert that will be when we get there and I’m going to be right in front. Greg proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms that the “adult” thing for me to do was to get on with living my own life and to let my family “carry on with living theirs.” I could sense, from the tone in Greg’s voice, that this was a sensitive subject for him, and I didn’t pursue asking him any more questions about his parents. Continue browsing in r/lastimages. You can see that in his face while he plays guitar. Some men just cannot help it that they are an arse. Where do they live? I recall a funny story a friend of mine told me about Greg and his bandmates on tour in 1992. Facebook, I’m certain that Becky Finkel will agree with me when I Saved from Also, the last picture taken by a person just before their death is acceptable. ELP was on the Howard Stern show that year I think. On a recent visit to keith I was sad to see that somebody, maybe a fan, had taken the little grand piano ornament off of his gravestone, people never cease to amaze me. and Carl. about your journey with the elusive Greg Lake! Well take care Shirley look forward to hearing how you’ve been doing …Patricia xxx. Cheers!!! Ihr Kommentar wird nun gesichtet. Love to .talk to you again you have my Email . Are they still alive? (508) 695-0200. Hi Susan! Again, thanks, and you should write a follow up book Greg è morto il 7 dicembre dopo una lunga battaglia contro il cancro. Try doing an aerobic form of exercise, that might help! As I shivered in the front seat at 2 am in the wintertime, hardly dressed for the occasion in a sequined cocktail dress with a plunging back, I tried to focus on the stunning view of the Southern California ocean, its waves softly illuminated by the moonlight, as I quite literally froze blue in the cold. except that it’s somewhere in London (according to a Lake var forsanger og gitarist i disse grupper, og disse to roller beholdt han i de to følgende grupper, The Shame og The Shy Limbs. Take care xx I know he would X. Hello Patricia, Adding to his distress was Greg’s decision to keep it a private battle. I told Greg the story about how I first discovered the Beatles through a cousin of mine who was schizophrenic. Vielen Dank für Ihren Beitrag! Both Greg and Justin had angelic voices. He talked about his “Field dogs” and his favorite in particular: a lively Irish Setter he named “Oliver Cromwell.”. ", "Greg will always be an inspiration to musicians all over the world. If you ever come to my neck of the woods let me know and I’ll take you to see where keith is laid to rest. Lake’s childhood neighbor and school chum, Graham Jones observed, “As Greg got older, he looked more and more like his father, Harry. Since you were not aware of having read Greg reminded me that this was common behavior for their generation and-until the 1970s-no one really understood how harmful ‘second-hand’ smoke truly is…and as usual, he was right. 4. during most of the 1990s was working far too many hours at my demanding Finally, in desperation, I did something utterly gross but necessary: I literally spit the food out of my mouth, right onto my plate, telling Greg: “Listen, I can’t get a bite in edgewise for all the endless questions you keep firing at me! Greg Lake, aged six. Greg’s famous Angel pendant was commissioned and designed by Greg Greg Lake, the English guitarist and singer -songwriter from the progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, of cancer, according to multiple news sources. simply ADORED yellow flowers! Greg remains the most complex, fascinating man I have known in my sixty-two years. have LOVED to step back in time…forever. Greg Lake attended Henry Harbin school in Oakdale, Poole, Dorset, England. Yes anytime you manage to get across the pond you will be most welcome . kind regards patricia x. Profil: Born November 10, 1947 in Dorset, England and died December 7, 2016. The divorce never happened. I fear I would not have been so courteous to him as you were. What a treasure it must have been to get to know, and spend time with Greg! He waged a long (just over three years) and truly brave battle against Pancreatic cancer, before finally succumbing to it. Only recently did I discover that Greg had (for whatever reasons) become estranged from his parents, shortly after his marriage in 1974. Greg as a person fascinated me every bit as much as Greg the artist. Notwithstanding, Greg’s parents were devoted to their only child throughout their entire lives. I bought the Trilogy album when it first came out. of Greg for THIS article/memoir? I listen to both singers’ songs everyday and I am 68 years old. Kind regards, Do you know where Greg is buried? It must have been amazing to just listen to that voice for hours. Cremation has taken place and the family will receive friends from 2-5 pm on Friday, December 4th at the Betzler Life Story Funeral, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo ( 375-2900). Bravo! All that changed after Greg received a guitar for Christmas in 1959. If I’d had to work a ‘real’ job, I think I would have committed suicide years ago! how he came about using the Indian rug during each of hi In 2015, a year before he left us, Greg told the now defunct, online publication Examiner: “As long as people want to hear me play and as long as I’m able to play, then I will. On December 7th, 2017 ELP fans all over the world will be lifting a glass in honor of one of Progressive Rock’s founding fathers: Greg Lake. Take care! I do not know if it is an angelic look or a mischievous look. I always suspected that medications might have been part of his problem with weight gain. GREG truck me as a very private person and I respect that, I enjoyed reading lucky man but would of liked him to have opened up a bit more. Was he and his wife separated? Greg adored and kept dogs his entire life. The side effects of the medications one has to endure. Greg Lake wrote the music, while Peter Sinfield wrote the lyrics. “Turn the engine ON, Greg! No, do you LOVE music? I hope someday to find the answer to. Greg listened intently, and nodded in agreement. I will talk with you soon love. Was only just 2...", "A beautiful soul gone too soon. Thanks again for stopping by, and sharing your thoughts Photo courtesy of Graham Jones. your own Pins on Pinterest It was a genuine pleasure to chat with you! Gregory Stuart Greg Lake (* 10. All rights reserved. He passed after a long battle with cancer, on December 7, 2016; aged 69. When illness robbed him of his ability to make music, he increasingly took to cataloguing some of those life choices by writing his autobiography. My condolences to his family. Thank you for a fascinating look into Greg Lake, the man. A very special man and artist who left us exactly one year ago tomorrow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 8 pm UK time in his beloved London, England. As if losing Keith Emerson wasn't tragic enough, I would still miss you. I had to ask him specific questions to get answers from him that weren’t vague. Greg Lake, one of the key figures in the prog rock boom of the 1970s, has died at the age of 69. Hello Shirley thank you for getting back to me I appreciate it. Greg excitedly recalled the first Beatles single that captured his attention and made him a life-long fan of them and their music, ‘Please Please Me.’ Years later, Greg enjoyed the privilege of performing in Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. By the time I knew Greg, both of his parents had died. One Comment . Whatever disagreement, pain or poison that festered within Greg’s family life, it must be viewed from outside as a great failing, knowing this son could not at the very least bring himself to be at his Mother’s side for support at his Father’s funeral, despite whatever perceived reason he was unable so to do. At that, Greg was quick to correct me: “Your country may have entered late, but believe me, it made a big difference in the lives of my parents and countless other families! THANKS for taking the time to read my article, and to share your Peace and love to you. Like my own parents, his were “working class” from humble beginnings. He never complained, bless him. Instead, it was spent on the shore itself; literally ON THE SHORE. from another, more genteel era than today’s. I simply LOVE your quote As I think about it, I suspect that Greg spent more time on that boat than he did at the far more comfortable home he rented. I wonder if he realizes how many peoples’ lives have been changed for the better because of him. May you enjoy a warm and wonderful holiday season! I certainly did not write it to be viewed as a “waste of electrons on the internet” nor as “trash.” I’ve been a journalist now for almost two decades; having written for publications such as Goldmine, American Songwriter and Classic Drummer. assumed it was stolen by a fan who was enamored and wanted I found that out the hard way, the very first night we spent together. I Greg Lake ble født i et beskjedent hjem i etterkrigstiden i Dorset. GREG LAKE. night like this? Harry had the same round face and big frame as Greg got as Greg got older.” As of this date, I’m still trying to locate a photo of Harry Lake. As of now this story is just a waste of electrons on the Internet and my time for reading this trash. Cynthia Blair, for allowing this writer the use of her exquisite painting, ‘Moonchild.’ Cynthia, your artistry never fails to leave me breathless! Regina Lake’s husband was born Gregory Stuart Lake on November 10, 1947. What did you tell me that you do for a living? News of Greg’s death must have come as a shock to you? Quite a lot. I recall 1993 was the year Keith was divorcing as well. Thank you. It’s MAGICAL; pure magic!” I told Greg I felt exactly the same way; that had I not discovered music early on in my life, that I likely wouldn’t be alive today. in various ELP-related fan sites, such as Facebook’s Emerson, Lake thoughts and kind words regarding it. It was most informative. Was there a typo in your dating period of 1993, because I thought he married Regina in 1974? I’m sincerely sorry that you view it as such, but I respect your right to your opinion, as well as your right to publicly declare your opinion thusly. That voice and the lyrics! about the late, great Greg Lake: “He had the voice of an Angel Continue this thread View Entire Discussion (10 Comments) More posts from the lastimages community. Can’t believe I’ve just now discovered Greg Lakes music in 2019? When not on tour, making yet another television appearance or in the studio, Greg was splitting his time between a rented home and a boat which he kept docked in the Marina Del Rey area. pendant, and I know he was quite upset about losing it. In school, Greg was an average student whom his teachers described as “messy” and “unfocused.” He also did not yet display a talent/interest in music. have known him. In reality, the song was written and recorded eleven years before Harry Lake’s death. Why would you want to take steroids?” Greg: “I DON’T want to take steroids! So many wonderful pictures and stories to describe such an intricate and illuminating man. Lately I cannot stop listening to his early music and his voice! interviews he gave over the years, and this has also been discussed ‘Lady Greensleeves.’ Artist unknown. Greg Lake, the English guitarist and singer-songwriter from the progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, of cancer, according to multiple news sources. Postings here are the last known photographs or videos of a person. I’m sorry for your loss. I don’t go on Facebook since its unAmerican love Mike Galligan, Shirley, I just saw you article on Greg Lake and wow, how fortunate you were to meet him. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of the guys . We fans are all fascinated with a particular musician of not only their performances and tours but their personal life. Most people lost their homes; some forever! What did your father do for a living? Greg Lake, age twelve, in 1959. In 1986, Emerson, Lake and drummer Cozy Powell (replaced Carl Palmer) released their self-titled album which featured the hit "Touch and Go". Lake lived in Southern California. I wrote this memoir in an effort to share my personal experiences with his fans, and to hopefully help them to better understand him as a wonderful, brilliant, complex PERSON. I am about a decade (+/-) your junior, and although I remember Lucky Man from my youth (one of my very favorite songs EVER, and was blown away when I heard Greg had written it age age 12!! ELP Appreciation Page! I know Greg designed his beautiful Angel in the early seventies before he got married in 74. It’s close to a very nice pub ! All rights reserved. Hello Shirley hope all is well with you. But you were in a band that changed the world!”. r/lastimages. may be buried, and do they accept flowers? Thanks for stopping by, and should you have any other questions please feel free to ask. I apologize for being late in getting back to you, Sweetie. Thank you for posting all the pictures, several I’ve never seen before. This slide show video is the tribute to Greg Lake who passed away on 7 December, 2016. Take care, Sir! After his death, only two other women who had intimately known Greg, wrote articles about having known him. In the week that Greg Lake’s death was announced, Carl Palmer, who played with Greg for over ten years took a few moments to talk to Prog and offer his perspective on Greg’s impact with ELP and the legacy he leaves behind. himself; a totally unique and beautiful piece of art like no I’m just asking you what’s the best way to lose the weight? However, I can fully assure you that it’s 100% TRUE; every word. David Jeanes. It was a pleasure and an honor to The lethal combination of concentrated tobacco smoke and freezing cold would have surely sent me to ER that night, had I not mustered the courage to tell him “No way in hell are you smoking in HERE!” As a result, Greg would duck out every 15-20 minutes, all night long, to enjoy that ‘pause that refreshes.’ He’d return, his body a two hundred-plus mass of pure ice, because it was me who was wearing his heavy, leather coat.

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