Greg Lake passes away

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I think 2016 will always be remembered as the year the music died, and the latest, and hopefully last, music legend to be taken from us is prog pioneer Greg Lake. This follows just a few months after the death of his dear friend and bandmate Keith Emerson. First gaining notoriety as part of the original line-up of King Crimson he was a key player on their landmark debut In The Court of the Crimson King, which is widely considered the first ever progressive rock album and influenced everyone from Pete Townsend to Kanye West. He later formed the prog rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer and went on to release such other successful albums as Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery.  His work had a powerful impact on the course of music and he will be sorely missed.

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Keith Emerson passes away

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There has been yet another tragic loss to the world of music as prog legend Keith Emerson has sadly passed away aged 71. Rising to fame through Emerson, Lake & Palmer he was one of the most talented and innovative keyboardists in music history. Known for his flamboyant performances and wide array of equipment, he pioneered the use of synthesizers and was the first ever artist to tour with a Moog as part of his setup. He made a lasting impact on music history and our thoughts are with his family and friends.