Greg Lake Talked Christmas Hit During Final Interview

12/12/2016
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Greg Lake

(Prog) Late Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake discussed the motivation for his 1975 Christmas single in what's thought to have been his final interview.

Lake died at the age of 69 last week, after what his manager and friend described as a "long and stubborn" battle with cancer. In an interview that the Guardian planned to publish later this month, he was asked about 1975 hit I Believe In Father Christmas, co-written with Pete Sinfield.

Lake said: "It was about how Christmas had deteriorated and was in danger of becoming yet another victim of crass corporate financial exploitation. As much as I love everyone having a good time, it's about more than 12 pints of lager and a crate of Bailey's. It's more important to make some spiritual human contact, or visit someone lonely."

He added: "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." Read more and check out the song here.

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