Greg Lake Information

Greg Lake 1947 – 2016

We have to acknowledge the passing of another great musician and performer.  Greg Lake passed away last Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer.  He was 69.  Just nine months ago we lost his bandmate Keith Emerson.  2016 has been a cruel year. Greg Lake…Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and King Crimson…he was a driving force […]

Carl Palmer on Tour with Asia

Happy Birthday to Carl Palmer, born March 20th, 1950. One of my favorite drummers and percussionists, Carl has played with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Asia. He also founded Atomic Rooster, and recorded with Mike Oldfield. He currently touring with his Carl Palmer Band, and will be touring with […]

Fender’s Jazz bass guitar hits 50 has a great article celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Jazz Bass Guitar. It’s a great read, taking us back to the birth of rock n’ roll in the fifties. I’ve summarized some of it here, with my own comments. The Precision Bass first appeared in 1951. The world’s first commercially successful solid-body electric […]