Greg Lake

1947 - 2016

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Gregory Stuart Lake (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He gained prominence as a founding member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). Born and brought up in Dorset, Lake began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, "Lucky Man", at the same age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Greg Lake has received more than 2,682,978 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Greg Lake is the 419th most popular musician (up from 422nd in 2019), the 1,399th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 80th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Greg Lake ranks 419 out of 2,675Before him are Alexander Siloti, Nathan Milstein, Tito Puente, George Young, Freddie King, and Serj Tankian. After him are Janick Gers, Djivan Gasparyan, Julian Bream, Richard Z. Kruspe, Stevie Young, and Marguerite Long.

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Among people born in 1947, Greg Lake ranks 123Before him are Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Roger De Vlaeminck, Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Mykola Azarov, Ted Danson, and Gérard Houllier. After him are Jaume Cabré, Alan Dale, Glenn Tipton, Zdeněk Zeman, Christian Jacq, and Takeo Takahashi. Among people deceased in 2016, Greg Lake ranks 112Before him are Neville Marriner, Paul Elvstrøm, Claude Gensac, Erich Rudorffer, Ann Morgan Guilbert, and Oleg Popov. After him are Goran Hadžić, Andrew Grove, Peter Vaughan, Michel Rocard, Rudi Altig, and Peter Naur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Greg Lake ranks 1,399 out of 6,924Before him are Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415), James Herriot (1916), Roger Deakins (1949), George Young (1946), Piers Courage (1942), and Daisy and Violet Hilton (null). After him are Blanche of Lancaster (1345), William Watson (1715), Janick Gers (1957), Gideon Mantell (1790), Edward Fox (1937), and Julian Bream (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Greg Lake ranks 80Before him are Mick Taylor (1949), Ian Anderson (1947), Andy Summers (1942), Martin Gore (1961), Bernie Taupin (1950), and George Young (1946). After him are Janick Gers (1957), Julian Bream (1933), Stevie Young (1956), Donovan (1946), Glenn Tipton (1947), and Steve Hackett (1950).