Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer and King Crimson Has Passed Away

first_imgThe unfortunate passings of the music industry’s finest continue to stun as 2016 comes to a close. Yesterday, Greg Lake passed away. According to his manager Stewart Young in a Facebook post, “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 has always been. His family would be grateful for privacy during this time of their grief.”At 69 years old, he was best known as the singer and bassist for King Crimson before becoming the bassist, guitarist, singer and lyricist for Emerson, Lake & Palmer. He was a staple member of both groups and remains a legend of progressive rock and roll. With Keith Emerson’s death earlier this year, 2016 has truly been a terrible year for fans of the famed trio.In memory of Greg Lake, let’s honor some of his greatest moments in music history:Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer performing “Lucky Man” at the California Jam in 1974:Emerson, Lake & Palmer perform “Fanfare For The Common Man” live in Montreal in 1977. This footage is from the “Works: Orchestral Tour”. Shot on August 26, 1977 at Montreal’s famed Olympic Stadium.Greg Lake In The Court Of The Crimson King Live 2005:“I Believe In Father Christmas” is a song by Greg Lake. Although it is often categorized as a Christmas song this was not Lake’s intention. Lake wrote the song in protest at the commercialization of Christmas.King Crimson – EPITAPH live In The Court of the Crimson King Steve Hackett & Greg Lake & WettonOur thoughts and prayers are with Lake’s friends and family.last_img read more

Mets, Marlins walk off field after 42-second moment of silence honouring Jackie Robinson

first_imgLast Updated: 28th August, 2020 13:54 IST Mets, Marlins Walk Off Field After 42-second Moment Of Silence Honouring Jackie Robinson The New York Mets and Miami Marlins boycotted their game by walking off the field after a 42-second moment of silence that honoured Jackie Robinson. FOLLOW US 1 week ago Mets blow deGrom’s lead, rally in 8th to beat Marlins 5-4 WATCH US LIVE After other baseball games were postponed after Jacob Blake’s shooting, the Mets arrived late and did not submit a lineup to the umpires. The starting pitchers refused to throw warmup pitches, and the teams waited near the dugouts in uniform till 7:10 PM, when the first pitch was scheduled. Players stood silent, removed their caps and returned. Mets outfielder Dominic Smith led the team onto the field. On Wednesday (Thursday IST), Smith, who knelt during the national anthem as a sign of protest, wept while talking about the shooting. Jacob Blake, 29, was shot in the back seven times in broad daylight in Wisconsin, while his children waited in the car. Though Blake survived, he might not be able to walk again. Also read | Black Lives Matter over Tennis? Naomi Osaka amazes netizens with US Open warmup withdrawal Devika Pawar SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV 2 weeks ago Mets to return Tuesday with doubleheader against Marlins The New York Mets and Miami Marlins walked off the field during their games on Thursday, August 27. They observed a 42-second silence to honour Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the MLB and wore No. 42 jerseys. The Mets and Marlins walked off the court after, with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt draped over the home plate.Also read | Donald Trump labels NBA a “political organisation” after boycott over Jacob Blake shootingNew York Mets, Miami Marlins boycott their MLB game while honouring Jackie Robinsoncenter_img Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson said he knew that boycotting the game was the correct thing to do. “The words on the shirt speak for themselves, just having it in the centre of everything, just knowing that both teams are unified, and that we agreed to do this,” Brinson explained. Mets outfielder Michael Conforto also spoke about Smith’s emotional statement after the Mets 5-4 victory against the Marlins. “It really touched all of us in the clubhouse, just to see how powerful his statements were, how emotional he was,” Conforto said. The players are all willing to stand with their teammates, and the boycotted game was only one example. Before deciding to sit out, both Mets and Marlins met with Conforto, Brinson and Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, player representatives for their respective teams. After walking out, Rojas stated that both teams wanted to do something special. Also read | LeBron James, other NBA players firm with call to boycott playoffs for Black Lives MatterThe teams’ decision to honour Robinson will be followed by the annual Jackie Robinson Day, which was scheduled for a day later. Usually held on April 15, the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brinson added that supporting the Black Lives Matter movement cannot be a one-time thing, and needs to be “ongoing” to spark change. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen featured in a video message two hours before the game, revealing that their players chose to not play. The MLB’s boycott comes after NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks chose to sit out their playoffs first-round game against the Orlando Magic. The Wisconsin-based team chose to protest Blake’s shooting and released a statement saying that no one was able to concentrate on basketball considering the unrest in their home city. Along with the NBA, the WNBA and Major League Soccer also chose to postpone their games. Also read | Kyrie Irving proved right as NBA players opt to boycott season after Jacob Blake shooting(Image credits: AP) Written By 2 weeks ago Subway Series postponed after Mets’ positive COVID tests COMMENT 2 weeks ago Rojas returns after being sidelined by Marlins’ outbreak WE RECOMMEND First Published: 28th August, 2020 13:54 IST 2 weeks ago 2 positive tests in Mets organization; 2 games postponedlast_img read more