The King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer frontman, whose festive track hit No 2 in 1975, passed away on Wednesday his manager Stewart Young confirmed on Facebook.
A statement said: “Yesterday, December 7th, I lost my best friend to a long and stubborn battle with cancer. Greg Lake will stay in my heart forever, as he always has been.”
In an interview shortly before his passing, due to be published before Christmas , Greg, of Bournemouth, spoke about his feelings on the commercialisation of the holiday period.
He said: “When Pete Sinfield and I wrote I Believe In Father Christmas it was about how Christmas had deteriorated and was in danger of becoming yet another victim of crass corporate financial exploitation.
He continued: “We never had any commercial or financial intentions, but of course now everyone wants to know how it feels to receive all the lovely royalties, which are apparently delivered by wheelbarrow by Santa himself, after a long day climbing down everybody’s chimneys.”
The respected musician was regarded as one of the founders of the prog rock scene.
Only nine months ago his bandmate Keith Emerson committed suicide.
Surviving bandmate drummer Carl Palmer, 66, lead the tributes saying: “It is with sadness that I must now say goodbye to my friend and fellow bandmate Greg Lake.
more recommended stories
Mexico deploys formidable deportation force near its own southern border
On the Suchiate River dividing Mexico.
Dead man found inside an abandoned house in Mérida
On Sunday May 20, residents of.
Venezuelan refugees in Yucatan ask to ignore Maduro’s victory
Around 30 Venezuelans living in Mérida.
“We will fight burglary in Yucatan”: Mauricio Vila
“Burglary is one of the most.
5.1 magnitude earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero shook Mexico City on Sunday
On May 20, an earthquake of.
Mexican presidential candidates debate relations with Trump and the U.S.A
President Trump has had a lot.
Venezuela elections: Maduro wins second term while rivals call for new election
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was unsurprisingly.
Tulum Food, Spirit & Wine Festival from Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th May
The Tulum Food, Spirit & Wine.
AMLO vows to fire back at Trump’s ‘offensive’ tweets
A leading candidate in Mexico’s presidential.
Mexican avocado exports to the U.S. will continue with or without NAFTA
Mexico City – The avocado trade between.