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Cancer has claimed the co-founder of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake.

He was 69.

Lake was a pioneer and icon in prog rock.

This one really hurts.  I loved ELP's music.  Lucky Man has always been a huge favorite of mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89g1P_J40JA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKI0d6TMlhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAYzSHOzRHQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6-PAKOt7sM



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I enjoyed some of their songs, but was never a huge fan of the band. Still, a great musician who has touched many people's lives. RIP, Greg Lake.



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ELP was my all-time favorite band........"Karn Evil 9" was played for a long time on my old turntable LOL........then when 8 tracks came out whooo boyyyy.........because KE9 was split into both sides on the vinyl, it was strung together on the 8 track (meaning you had to flip the vinyl over to hear the whole song; the 8 track made it continuous).

For those who don't know......"Karn Evil 9" is the looooooong song that has "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend, come inside come inside" in it.....that part is by far the most well known of the whole song, since it is such an incredibly long song.

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I spent much of my day listening to various ELP cuts.

That's two-thirds of the group gone this year.  Keith Emerson took his own life earlier in the year.

Sadly, a debilitating muscular condition had robbed him of much of his performing ability, and fans took to trolling him online because of the lack of quality in his later performances.  Away from the stage, Emerson was said to be a very sensitive person, and worried that he wouldn't be able to perform to expectations on a final tour he wanted to undertake.

Lake had described Emerson as "increasingly confused, desperate, and depressed."

Very sad.



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nacster wrote:

ELP was my all-time favorite band........"Karn Evil 9" was played for a long time on my old turntable LOL........then when 8 tracks came out whooo boyyyy.........because KE9 was split into both sides on the vinyl, it was strung together on the 8 track (meaning you had to flip the vinyl over to hear the whole song; the 8 track made it continuous).


 I did not know that. What a cool fact.

I am too young for the vinyl era. By the time I had any $$$ I was buying cassette tapes. The record player was in the living room and there was no way I was sitting in there to listen to music.



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Nitrous Oxide wrote:
nacster wrote:

ELP was my all-time favorite band........"Karn Evil 9" was played for a long time on my old turntable LOL........then when 8 tracks came out whooo boyyyy.........because KE9 was split into both sides on the vinyl, it was strung together on the 8 track (meaning you had to flip the vinyl over to hear the whole song; the 8 track made it continuous).


 I did not know that. What a cool fact.

I am too young for the vinyl era. By the time I had any $$$ I was buying cassette tapes. The record player was in the living room and there was no way I was sitting in there to listen to music.


A-a-a-a-ah, you kids.  You don't know how easy you've got it. disbelief

Back in the day, we had to listen to our music one side at a time.  And we had to get up, go to the playback device (called a record player), take the record disk off the turntable, flip it over, put it back in position and start the machine again.

All while trying our best to not scratch the disk, or get fingerprints on it.

And you couldn't carry it with you.  You had to carry your tunes in your head.  Of course, that had its own advantages, as you could sequence them any way you liked.



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seajaw wrote:
Nitrous Oxide wrote:
nacster wrote:

ELP was my all-time favorite band........"Karn Evil 9" was played for a long time on my old turntable LOL........then when 8 tracks came out whooo boyyyy.........because KE9 was split into both sides on the vinyl, it was strung together on the 8 track (meaning you had to flip the vinyl over to hear the whole song; the 8 track made it continuous).


 I did not know that. What a cool fact.

I am too young for the vinyl era. By the time I had any $$$ I was buying cassette tapes. The record player was in the living room and there was no way I was sitting in there to listen to music.


A-a-a-a-ah, you kids.  You don't know how easy you've got it. disbelief

Back in the day, we had to listen to our music one side at a time.  And we had to get up, go to the playback device (called a record player), take the record disk off the turntable, flip it over, put it back in position and start the machine again.

All while trying our best to not scratch the disk, or get fingerprints on it.

And you couldn't carry it with you.  You had to carry your tunes in your head.  Of course, that had its own advantages, as you could sequence them any way you liked.


 Who the heck would want to live in the dark ages? biggrinwink



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Just picked up on this. I had not heard about Greg Lake. I was a King Crimson fan - way before ELP. Brain Salad Surgery was my favorite ELP LP so got my share of KE9. I find it interesting that back in the day, we rated albums by their "sides". Some albums would have one good side and a bad side - the good side would get played to death but the bad side almost never. So you could just listen to the good side and then pick another album. It is different now with CD's. I am trying to think of an example - Dragonfly by Jefferson Starship. We (my friends and I) loved side 2 - seldom played side 1.

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