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‘The point where it all comes together’: Greg Lake opens up about his all-time favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album

‘The point where it all comes together’: Greg Lake opens up about his all-time favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album

This Lake-produced project remains ELP’s best-ever charting U.S. release.

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

There came a point in the 1980s when E and L chose not to wait for the original P.

‘He was rather disappointed with me’: Retirement has split friendships in Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘He was rather disappointed with me’: Retirement has split friendships in Emerson Lake and Palmer

Carl Palmer says he hasn’t spoken to one of his bandmates in the wake of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s retirement. It was the drummer, after a long-awaited 2010 reunion, who put an end to things.

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

Greg Lake can pinpoint the exact moment when he understood that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s outsized decision to tour 1977′s Works with a full orchestra was going to bankrupt the band.

‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

King Crimson’s initial incarnation, sparked by a childhood musical connection between Greg Lake and Robert Fripp, was predicated on trying something new — indicative, Lake says, of an era when standing out was the goal, rather than fitting in.

‘What Christmas really meant to me’: Greg Lake on his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic

‘What Christmas really meant to me’: Greg Lake on his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic

Greg Lake says “I Believe in Father Christmas” came to him almost by accident, when he started singing a familiar Yuletide standard over a newly written riff that stubbornly refused to go away.

‘I keep going back and adding things’: Greg Lake’s book is overstuffed with memories of ELP, King Crimson

‘I keep going back and adding things’: Greg Lake’s book is overstuffed with memories of ELP, King Crimson

Greg Lake has been mentioning an on-going autobiography project for some time, one with the very appropriate title of Lucky Man. No word yet, however, on when we’ll be lucky enough to read it.

‘This sounds terribly extravagant’: Greg Lake on beginnings of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery

‘This sounds terribly extravagant’: Greg Lake on beginnings of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery

Through Greg Lake has said that 1972′s Trilogy was his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album, the project provided a unique obstacle for the group

‘Everything is perfect’: Greg Lake on the timeless chemistry between the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

If Greg Lake didn’t already have an appreciation for the unique syncopations of the Beatles rhythm section, he certainly learned a thing or two while on tour with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band.

‘It was an unbelievable moment’: Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

‘It was an unbelievable moment’: Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

Greg Lake’s worldwide Song of a Lifetime tour found him sharing stories as much as his discography, then inviting members of the audience to talk about the connective qualities of music. One such tale still stands out.