Iconic Rock Pioneer Greg Lake Dies at 69

hqdefault-1Guitarist Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is dead. The British musician died Wednesday at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer. Lake is known as a progressive rock pioneer both as a founder of King Crimson and the 70’s supergroup ELP. The band’s top five albums include “Tarkus,” “Trilogy” and “Brain Salad Surgery.”

“We wanted to try and move things forward and do something new and break boundaries”, Lake was quoted as saying.2811152587_5113fed032

Lake’s bandmate and drummer Carl Palmer said “Greg’s soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings.”

69c161a926285f1d21432ee7fc59baf3ELP keyboardist Keith Emerson died earlier this year.