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‘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.

‘I think he was playing hard to get’: Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘I think he was playing hard to get’: Greg Lake on convincing Carl Palmer to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

The very nature of their shared histories made Emerson Lake and Palmer’s founding a tricky proposition. Coming together as an all-star amalgam, everyone had other options it seemed.

One Track Mind: Adrian Belew, Greg Lake, Tony Levin and John Wetton remember King Crimson

One Track Mind: Adrian Belew, Greg Lake, Tony Levin and John Wetton remember King Crimson

As a sweeping reissue of King Crimson’s Red looms, we returned to that classic trio-era recording, along with the group’s seminal proto-prog debut, its early 1980s comeback and a pair of deeply intriguing 1990s recordings.

‘You never knew what somebody was going to do’: Greg Lake on King Crimson’s improvisational start

‘You never knew what somebody was going to do’: Greg Lake on King Crimson’s improvisational start

King Crimson’s genre-creating 1969 debut In the Court of the Crimson King didn’t include a single song shorter than 6 minutes. The band’s 1970 follow up ended with an 11-minute song suite.