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Greg Lake (born November 10, 1947 in Poole, Dorset, England) is an English
bassist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Greg Lake is most well-known as a
founding member of King Crimson, along with school friend Robert Fripp, and of the supergroup
Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Greg Lake is a considered a major talent in both performance and songwriting in British Progressive Rock with a distinctive vocal timbre and guitar style. He was interested in music early on, and wrote what would become one of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's biggest hits, "Lucky Man", when he was still in grade school.
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Greg Lake played with a number of bands over the years before beginning his solo career. In addition to being a founding member of King Crimson, he also played with groups including Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia, The Who and Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band.
An important aspect of Greg Lake's musicianship is the way he revolutioned the role and the sound of bass guitar, using roundwound strings on a black Fender Jazz Bass obtaining a piano-like timbre. He has a guitar-like approach in bass playing that was hugely influential in other bands. Today, Greg Lake is worldwide reputated as one of the greatest players of all time along with Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Jack Bruce and very few others. He is also a very gifted guitar player, whose flat-picking technique on a Gibson SJ-200 astonished the audience in his solo part of the shows.